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m&m cookies on a parchment paper

Easy M&M Cookies

Thin and chewy M&M Cookies that require only one bowl and no mixer!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 230kcal
Author Nora Rey
Cost $3-$4


  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • 1¼-ounce cookie scoop (#30)
  • Baking sheet(s)


  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted & cooled
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • cup packed dark brown sugar sub: light brown sugar
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt use half for table salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons mini M&M candies
  • Flaky salt topping


  • Crush two tablespoons of M&Ms in a zip-top bag with the bottom of a glass.
  • Combine melted butter, granulated sugar, dark brown sugar, egg, vanilla, and salt in a bowl.
  • Whisk vigorously until lighter in color and slightly thickened, about a minute.
  • Stir in baking soda, then add flour. Switch to a rubber spatula and gently mix until little flour is visible. Do not overmix.
  • Fold the M&Ms into the dough.
  • Cover and rest the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up slightly and develop the flavor.
  • Preheat the oven to 350° F (177° C).
  • Portion out six cookie dough balls using a 1¼-ounce cookie scoop (two tablespoons or about 50 grams). Place them evenly apart on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle some flaky salt on top.
  • Portion the rest for future baking if you are not baking it all at once. You can store them in the fridge for three to five days or up to three months in the freezer.
  • Bake for 10 minutes (plus or minus one minute, depending on your oven) until lightly golden around the edges and slightly underdone in the center. They will continue to bake as they sit on the baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle crushed M&Ms on top while the cookies are warm.



Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 381IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg