M&M Cookies


  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 small package of instant vanilla pudding mix (if halving the recipe, about 3 - 3.5 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2-3 cups M & M’s


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper. (I admit that I don't do this -- I just grease the cookie sheets.)
  2. In a large mixing bowl cream your butter and sugars until well combined. Add your egg and vanilla. Mix to combine.
  3. Add your flour, pudding mix, baking soda and salt, stirring to combine. Add chocolate chips and M&Ms, stirring to combine.
  4. 4a. If baking right away: Scoop your dough onto cookie sheet leaving some room between them. Top each cookie with a few more M&Ms. Bake for 10-12 minutes until cooked through. Let cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Enjoy!
  5. 4b. If freezing to bake later: Scoop your dough onto cookie sheet as close as you can without touching. Top each cookie with a few more M&Ms. Freeze on cookie sheet for a few hours. Then pop into a freezer-safe baggie. To cook the frozen dough, increase baking time to around 12 minutes. Enjoy!
  6. Makes about 4-5 dozen cookies, depending on size.