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Double Chocolate M&M Cookies

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These chocolate M&M cookies are just begging for a glass of milk. They are rich, chocolatey, chewy and fun to eat. 

chocolate cookies with m&m's ready to eat.

Chocolate fans rejoice, rich chocolate cookies loaded with M&Ms are a perfect way to celebrate our favorite flavor.  These cookies come together quick and easily.  They are a great way to use up some extra candy and are perfect for a party. 

They would also be a fun addition to your holiday baking. No matter the reason, they are going to be delicious! 

chocolate cookies cooling on wire rack.

I originally shared this recipe back in 2016.  I needed some fun birthday treats to share with my coworkers at City Hall.

Cookies are always fun because you can grab one or two and easily move about to socialize at a party, or go back to your desk in the case of office treats.  Plus they don’t require plates or silverware to be enjoyed, making them a great treat to share.

mixer bowl filled with chocolate cookie dough.

We received a lot of M&Ms at Christmas time, so I thought some should be turned into cookies.  It seemed like the perfect excuse to go back to this recipe.

The first time I used a large cookie scoop and made giant cookies.  This time I used a medium cookie scoop and shaved a few minutes off the cook time. 

They are fabulous both ways, so do whatever suits your situation. You won’t be sorry either way.

scoops of chocolate cookie dough on pan ready to bake.

Post from 2016:

Chewy milk chocolate M&M Cookies are bound to be one of those cookies that your family asks for year round!  I mean why not?  

After all, the only thing better than chocolate is more chocolate and the only thing better than a cookies is a bigger cookie.  You know I’m right.  Don’t even try to deny it!

These cookies are big, soft, delicious handfuls of chocolaty goodness.  They were another one of the birthday treats I brought to my coworkers.  

Pile of double chocolate m&m cookies with a cup of milk.

I think I may have delivered somewhere in the vicinity of 15 pounds of sugary, buttery, yummy goodness that day! Somehow we managed to work our way through the pile without any complaint!

These cookies were actually kind of a hybrid of a few recipes.  I took part of what I loved from a few different places and added a few tweaks along the way.

I had read somewhere that adding milk powder to cookie dough makes for a great chewy texture.  So I worked that in along with plenty of cocoa powder.  The results were amazing if I do say so myself!

Storing your cookies

Cookies are best stored at room temperature. Put them in an airtight container and store them on the counter for up to the week.

To keep cookies at their soft and chewiest, a piece of sandwich bread can be added to the storage container. The bread will lend a little extra moisture and keep the cookies fresh a little longer.

hand holding chocolate m&m cookie ready to eat.

These cookies also freeze beautifully. Just make sure the container or zipper bag is sealed well and freeze them for up to three months.

More Fun Cookies to Try

If you like soft, chewy cookies, try making chocolate condensed milk cookies. They are simple drop cookies that get extra chew from the condensed milk.

Hot chocolate cookies are another great option. They use hot chocolate mix in the dough and there is a melted marshmallow on top to fit the theme.

For shapes, try making chocolate cut out cookies. I like using black cocoa powder to give them a striking dark appearance.

For more inspiration, check out my full collection of cookie recipes.

chocolate cookies with m&m's ready to eat.

Double Chocolate M&M Cookies

Servings: 36 Cookies
Author: Carlee
These chocolate M&M cookies are just begging for a glass of milk. They are rich, chocolatey, chewy and fun to eat.
4.93 from 13 ratings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes



  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup dry milk powder optional
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups M&Ms


  • Preheat oven to 350℉.
  • Cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
    1 cup butter, 1 cup granulated sugar, ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla.
    2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • In a bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, milk powder, baking soda and salt. Add to butter mixture and beat until combined.
    1¾ cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup cocoa powder, ¼ cup dry milk powder, 2 teaspoons baking soda, 1 teaspoons salt
  • Fold in M&M's (I like to reserve some to place on the top of cookies before I bake them.) Cover dough and chill for at least 1 hour but up to several days.
    2 cups M&Ms
  • Scoop in 3 Tablespoon scoops (a large cookie scoop) onto baking sheet, leaving cookies 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, they should look a bit soft still. Let cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet and then move to a wire rack to cool completely.


Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. Freeze for longer storage. 



Serving: 1CookieCalories: 158kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 166mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Sunday 11th of December 2016

I'll take 15! :)


Monday 12th of December 2016

Sure thing!


Friday 9th of December 2016

Chocolate cookie AND M&Ms yummmm!


Saturday 10th of December 2016



Monday 5th of December 2016

These chewy cookies are definitely my favorite!


Wednesday 7th of December 2016

Chewy cookies are my favorite!


Sunday 4th of December 2016

Hi Carlee, Your cookies taste similar to a brownie with M & M's. Can't get any better than that! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Blessings, Janet


Monday 5th of December 2016

They are very similar! Thanks, Janet!


Saturday 3rd of December 2016

I've never put M&Ms in cookies. I love M&M's but never put them in cookies. These look delicious, so I have to remedy that!


Saturday 3rd of December 2016

You definitely need to get on it!! :-)