M&M Cookies Recipe: How to Make It

Ingredients (Makes 2 1/2 dozen)

  •  2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 
  • 2 tsp cornstarch 
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda 
  • 1 cup butter 
  • 1 cup brown sugar 
  • 1/2 cup white sugar 
  • 1 large egg 
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1 11-oz bag M&M’s 


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. 
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, mix together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until creamy. 
  4. Mix in the egg and the additional egg yolk. 
  5. Mix in the vanilla. 
  6. Slowly mix in the flour mixture until combined. 
  7. Stir in the M&M’s with a spoon, reserve 1/4 cup of M&M’s for the tops of the cookies. 
  8. Scoop out 2 tbsp of dough at a time and form into a balls then place on the prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart. 
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are golden. 
  10. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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