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Giant M&M Cookies Recipe

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It’s finally April, which means Spring has to be on the way – right? Please tell me I’m right. The weather in Ohio has been less than amazing. Freezing temperatures followed by a brief warm-up and then bam – another 6 inches of snow.

Needless to say, the gray skies and frigid temps have me a little bit of a funk. And when I’m in a funk, sometimes I like to bake and then eat my feelings.

My other half is pretty much obsessed with chocolate chip cookies, but he has very specific rules for his chocolate chip cookies. They must be crisp on the outside and slightly chewy on the inside. Though he might not turn down an entire cast iron skillet chocolate chip cookie recipe

Being a food blogger, I like to try out and experiment with a variety of chocolate chip cookies even though Eric’s idea of perfection is the recipe on the back of the Tollhouse bag.

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He slightly tweaks the recipe with two types of chocolate and allows the dough to hang out in the fridge for a couple of days before baking. Although this does create one heck of a cookie, I’m still partial to my Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies from the New York Times.

While in said funk, I happened to pick up a bag of M&M’s to help eat said feelings. However, instead of going fist to mouth with those little candy-coated gems, I decided to bake a batch of Giant M&M Cookies. They’re just like the kind you see at the mall, only they’re cheaper and way tastier.

If you’re not into M&Ms, but still love the idea of candy in cookies, I have a Snickers version of this cookie recipe on My Baking Addiction. Trust me, you need to check it out.

Whether you’re looking for a great new chocolate chip cookie recipe, or simply want to brighten someone’s day, Giant M&M Cookies are without a doubt, the way to go. 

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Giant M&M Cookies Recipe

Jamie Lothridge
Giant M&M cookies are a treat the whole family will love. Bright candies make them more fun!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes
Servings 20 1 cookie
Calories 324.99 kcal


  • 2 Unsalted Butter cold and cubed (1 cup)
  • 1 Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Egg
  • 1.5 Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2.75 All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Salt
  • 1 Baking Powder
  • 0.25 Baking Soda
  • 1 Chocolate good quality (you can also use chunks)
  • 1.5 Milk Chocolate M&Ms


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In bowl of electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars until well blended and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, mix in vanilla and beat until well incorporated.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Gradually add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Add in the chocolate chips and M&M’s.
  • Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop two mounds of dough per cookie (3 tablespoons total) and roll dough into balls.
  • Place each dough ball onto the prepared baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 14-18 minutes or until very lightly browned, taking care not to overbake. I baked mine for 16 minutes, which seemed to be perfect in my oven.
  • Allow cookies to cool on pan for 5 minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.


Calories: 324.99kcalCarbohydrates: 46.96gProtein: 3.13gFat: 13.66gSaturated Fat: 8.33gSodium: 154.49mgFiber: 0.79gSugar: 32.15g
Keyword Baked, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cookies, Desserts, Family Meals and Snacks, Party Food, Snacks
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