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The Best M&M Cookies | These cookies really are the best m&m cookies! Big cookies that are thick, chewy, and soft-baked and loaded with mini m&m candy. There are a few tricks that make these cookies the best. #cookies #cookierecipes #mmcookies #dessertrecipes #recipeoftheday
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The Best Thick, Chewy, Soft-Baked M&M Cookies

These cookies really are the best m&m cookies! Big cookies that are thick, chewy, and soft-baked and loaded with mini m&m candy. There are a few tricks that make these cookies the best.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 11 big cookies
Author Jessica - Together as Family

Ingredients

  • 12 tablespoons butter, melted & cooled to room temperature (I use salted)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup miniature m&m's (plus additional for tops of cookies)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare 2 cookie sheets by lining with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add melted and cooled butter and sugars. Beat with a handheld mixer until combined, creamy, and light in color. About 1 minute.
  • Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. Beat together until combined. Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix together, on low speed, just until combined. Stir in the miniature m&m's just until combined. 
  • Take 1/4 cup of dough and shape into a ball. Pull each ball into two pieces using your hands. Place one half, rough side down, on the prepared baking sheet. Then place the other half, rough side up, on top of the first half. Use your fingers to gently press the dough balls together where they touch in the middle. This way the top dough ball does not fall over while baking.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes. Edges will be very lightly browned while the middle will still be somewhat soft and pale. My cookies are perfect at 13 minutes. 
  • Immediately after baking, press a few additional miniature m&m's into the cookies. Let cool on the baking sheet for about 15 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely, or eat them warm!

Notes

I LOVE these parchment paper cookie sheet liners. They come precut so you just have to pull one out. So easy!