Chewy M&M Cookies

Chewy M&M Cookies baked with oatmeal and chocolate chips. These are perfect for after school or a long day at work!

These Chewy M&M Cookies are baked up with oatmeal and chocolate chips to give them a little extra pizzaz! They’re the perfect solution to a long day at work or a hard day at school.  Or even just a night in watching your favorite movie.

Chewy M&M Cookies baked with oatmeal and chocolate chips. These are perfect for after school or a long day at work!

We’ve all seen those perfect M&M cookies at the bakery, but how do they make them look so good?  Well, some of it has to do with the M&M’s on top after they’re baked!  Just press a few into the tops and sides of your cookie dough balls before you bake them (or freeze them).  This way, when they bake you’ll still be able to see their bright color without all the dough covering them up! I always use a food scoop to make my cookie dough balls, it saves a lot of time and they’re perfectly rounded and always the same size!  It’a a miracle worker.  Chewy M&M Cookies baked with oatmeal and chocolate chips. These are perfect for after school or a long day at work!

 

I always freeze my cookie dough balls before I bake them.  I’ll just pop them in a long tupperware and let them chill while I clean dishes.  Why?  The cookie tends to bake up a little taller and they have the crispy outside and the chewy, softer inside that most people love and look for in a recipe.  I always have a bag full of chocolate chips cookie dough balls in my freezer standing by in case I’m in desperate need of a cookie.  Then I can just bake one or two and not an entire batch to fill my craving!

Chewy M&M Cookies baked with oatmeal and chocolate chips. These are perfect for after school or a long day at work!

See? You get those cute colored candies on top after you bake them!

Now, this recipe really is incredible.  The oatmeal is what makes these so chewy and plus, they’re a little more filling because of it, so you don’t feel like you have to keep going back for more and more.  I ate mine with a mug full of milk and I was one happy girl.  And let’s be honest, I can’t sit there and be all cute dunking my cookie.  I just drop the whole thing in and eat the pieces with a spoon :)  I’m classy like that.

Chewy M&M Cookies baked with oatmeal and chocolate chips. These are perfect for after school or a long day at work!

You found your new favorite M&M cookie recipe! They’re that good.

Chewy M&M Cookies

Chewy M&M Cookies

Ingredients

1 C. butter, softened
1 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
2 C. flour
1 C. old-fashioned oats (you can use quick cooking oats)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 1/3 C. chocolate chips
1 C. M&M's
1/3 C. M&M's

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment.
2. Using a stand mixer or hand beaters, beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar together until creamy. (About 2 minutes.)
3. Add in egg, egg yolk and vanilla extract. Beat a little after each addition.
4. In a separate bowl. whisk together flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
5. Add dry ingredients slowly to the butter/sugar mixture and mix only unit just combined.
6. Add in chocolate chips and 1 cup M&M's and stir just until distributed evenly.
7. Scoop out cookie dough balls about the size of a golf ball (maybe a tad bigger) and use the extra 1/3 cup M&M's to stud the dough balls with extra M&M's. This way, when they bake you'll have some candies on the outside that make them look bakery perfect. (See cookie dough ball photo.)
8. At this point you can either freeze the dough balls for 30 minutes or you can bake them right away. I prefer freezing my dough first.
9. Bake for 15-20 minutes depending on how soft or crispy you want your cookies!
10. Serve with milk for the perfect after school (or work) treat!

Recipe adapted from Something Swanky

14 thoughts on “Chewy M&M Cookies

  1. 1
    Patty K says:

    They look delicious! Can’t wait to try these with all of my favorite M&M’s flavors!

  2. 2

    Lizzy, these look great! M&M cookies are so classic, and I also love the crisper outside with a chewy inside. :) Thanks for sharing!

    • 2.1

      This is the first time I made M&M cookies actually! I have eaten plenty but never really fell in love with them, but a blogger friend swears by this recipe so I knew I had to give it a try! Yum!!

  3. 3

    Oh my goodness, these cookies look so pretty and delicious!

  4. 4
    Sammie says:

    Ooh I think I might have found the perfect combination of what I and my children love in a cookie! I love oat cookies and my children love chocolate in theirs. Totally adore the classy way you eat/dunk/drink your cookies. Great recipe Pinned! Sammie http://www.feastingisfun.com

  5. 5
    Stacy says:

    These look amazing! About how many cookies does the recipe yield? Thank you.

  6. 6
    Robin says:

    I just picked up a bag of these mini M&Ms today at the grocery store! I too had visions of fresh bakery M&M cookies floating in my head. Can’t wait to make these tomorrow!

  7. 7
    Valerie H. says:

    These looks so good. Will be making them very soon!

  8. 8

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  9. 9

    Amazing Recipe!!! I’ve Bookmarked your website. Do write more so people get help from your Recipe. Thank you Lizzy.

  10. 10
    Claire P says:

    I have a sweet tooth and I am always looking in for some innovative sweet dishes. Your recipe touches my heart because cookies are my favorite sweets during my pass time. Please do post more on such sweet recipes.

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