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M&M Chocolate Chip 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 and M’s


  • 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.)
  • In a large mixing bowl cream your butter and sugars until well combined. Add your egg and vanilla. Mix to combine.
  • Add your flour, pudding mix, baking soda and salt, stirring to combine. Add chocolate chips and M&Ms, stirring to combine.
  • 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!
  • 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!


Makes about 4-5 dozen cookies, depending on size.