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Mini M&Ms Cookies

Mini M&Ms cookies are made with a simple cookie dough base that’s rolled in mini M&Ms candies. These cookies are the perfect recipe to make with kids. Serve these at birthday parties or school for an easy treat!

mini M&Ms cookies stacked on a white plate.

Easy Mini M&Ms Cookies

Mini M&Ms cookies are soft and sweet with a chewy texture. The outside of the cookie is surrounded by mini M&Ms, which are candy-coated chocolates. These mini candies are smaller in size than the normal M&Ms > You can buy them here.

This is my daughter’s favorite cookie! She loves to roll the cookie dough in M&Ms before baking. These cookies are an easy treat to make for birthdays or celebrations. They’re also perfect to make with kids!

Cookies loaded with mini M&Ms on a white plate with kitchen towel and a few mini M&Ms beside plate.

Mini M&Ms Cookies Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make these delicious cookies:

Balls of cookie dough rolled in mini M&Ms on a baking sheet.

Recipe Cost = $6

The mini M&Ms cost me $3, and all other ingredients added to another $3. That makes these a really affordable cookie to make for parties! (these prices will vary depending on where you live).

Money-Saving Tip: Buy baking ingredients from the bulk section of your grocery store or at a specialty bulk foods store. This is an easy way to buy only what you need, reducing excess waste and spending.

Grocery Shopping Tip: Here are my 7 ways to save money on your grocery bill.

Kitchen Equipment Needed

Here’s what I used to make these cookies:

  • Large Baking Sheet: I love my Nordic Ware large baking sheet. It allows me to bake more cookies at once! > Buy Large Baking Sheet Here
  • Parchment Paper: Placed on the baking sheet for easier cleanup. I prefer unbleached biodegradable parchmemt paper. > Buy Parchment Paper Here
  • Cookie Scoop: Easiest way to drop cookie dough on to a baking sheet. > Buy Cookie Scoop Here
  • Hand Mixer: Used to cream butter and sugar and mix the dough. > Buy Hand Mixer Here
  • Cooling Rack: Perfect for cooling the cookies after baking (can also be used as a baking rack in the oven). > Buy Cooling Rack Here
white bowl of batter with cookie scoop. Heart shaped bowl with mini M&Ms, cookie sheet with balls of cookie dough covered in M&Ms

How To Make Cookies with Mini M&Ms

  1. Dry Ingredients – In a medium bowl, whisk together all purpose flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside for now.
  2. Wet Ingredients – Use a hand mixer to cream the butter and sugar together. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix again.
  3. Combine – Add half of the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix. Add the last half of flour and mix in. The batter will be thick and you might need to use a spoon to mix near the end. Cookie dough should be easy to roll into a ball at this point.
  4. Assemble – Use a cookie scoop or 1 Tbsp and roll into balls between your hands. Now roll the dough balls in a bowl of mini M&Ms covering all of the ball with candies. Place on a baking sheet and leave 2″ in between. Bake for 9-11 minutes at 350°F. Let cool on baking rack for 5 minutes then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

How To Store Cookies

These cookies can be stored in an airtight container on the counter or fridge for up to 1 week or frozen for up to 3 months.

Cookie Tips and Tricks

Use Room Temperature Butter – If the butter is too cold or too hot (aka. melted butter), the cookies won’t hold air properly during the creaming process. This is what creates the light texture of these cookies.

Adding The Mini M&Ms – The secret to making these cookies is that the M&Ms are added after the dough is rolled into balls. Pour an entire bag of mini M&M’s into a bowl and roll each cookie ball in the candies. Add extras to any spaces that need filling. The whole point of this cookie is to be LOADED with mini M&Ms!

Keep Dough In A Ball – Place the rolled balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. No need to flatten them.

Bake In Small Batches – Bake only one cookie sheet in the oven at a time. This ensures even baking. You can also buy a larger baking sheet to save time and cook them all at once. > Buy Large Baking Sheet Here

Three mini M&Ms cookies piled on top of eachother.

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Mini M&Ms Cookies

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 204kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    Tip: Spray the baking sheet first with non-stick cooking spray (I use avocado oil spray), then place the parchment on top. This will help it stick easily.
    baking sheet and avocado oil spray
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the all purpose flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside for now.
    dry ingredients in white bowl with red whisk
  • In a separate large bowl, cream the room temperature butter and sugar together.
    creamed butter and sugar in white bowl with hand mixer
  • Add in the egg and vanilla extract and mix again.
    creamed butter and sugar with egg and vanilla in bowl with hand mixer
  • Add ½ of the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix together.
    wet batter with white flour on top and hand mixer
  • Add the last half of the flour and mix in. At this point you might have to use a spatula or your hands to finish mixing.
    wet batter with dry flour on top and hand mixer
  • The cookie dough will be soft and easy to roll together.
    batter rolled into a ball in white bowl
  • Use a cookie scoop or 1 Tbsp to roll the dough into small balls.
    Roll each ball into a bowl of the mini M&Ms covering the cookie dough. Place more candies in empty dough spaces.
    Add cookies to a baking sheet with a little room between each one.
    white bowl of batter with cookie scoop. Heart shaped bowl with mini M&Ms, cookie sheet with balls of cookie dough covered in M&Ms
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes on baking sheet, then gently transfer to a rack to cool completely.
    M&M cookies on baking sheet
  • Cookies can be stored in an airtight container on the counter or in fridge for up to 1 week. These cookies can also be frozen in an airtight container for 3 months.
    M&M cookies on a cooling rack
Nutrition
Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: -3IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg

Please note these nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands and ingredients you choose, and your preferred portion sizes.

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