Double Chocolate M&M Cookies

  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Yield: about 48 moderate sized cookies 1x
  • Category: dessert, cookies


These cookies are chewy, soft, and super chocolatey! Bursting at the seams with M&Ms, you KNOW these will be a hit wherever you bring them to.



  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup salted butter (2 sticks), slightly softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten at room temp
  • 1 TB pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened real cocoa powder
  • 2 cups M&M’s (pick your flavor!)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F with rack on lower middle position. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, and cocoa.
  3. In another large bowl or the bowl of stand mixer, combine butter, both sugars, and vanilla. Beat on medium-high until it’s as fluffy as it can get, scraping sides down periodically; about 3-4 minutes. Add beaten eggs and beat just to combine.
  4. Using rubber spatula, gently fold flour mixture into butter mixture just until batter is completely moistened. Fold in M&M’s.
  5. Wrap and chill dough until firm enough to handle, about 30 min to 1 hour.
  6. Form dough into walnut sized balls and flatten slightly, as these tend not to spread too much. Place on parchment lined baking sheet and bake about 8 minutes. They’ll seem a bit underdone, but will set up nicely when cool.
  7. Cool on wire rack and enjoy!