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M&M Sugar Cookies

Make soft and chewy M&M Sugar Cookies with this simple M&M cookie recipe

Recipe By: Madeline
Prep: 15 minutesCook: 18 minutesTotal: 33 minutes
Servings: 12 cookies 1x


  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour (scoop and level measured)
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup M&Ms (separated into 3/4 cup and 1/4 cup)


  1. Preheat oven to 325F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place softened butter in a bowl with sugar and brown sugar. Mix together with an electric hand mixer or stand mixer until it is evenly combined and soft and fluffy. Crack a room temperature egg into the bowl and mix again until soft and fluffy.
  2. Pour all purpose flour, corn starch, salt and baking soda into the bowl and mix with the electric mixer until fully combined. Use a spatula to continue mixing the dough and help the dough come together.
  3. Pour 3/4 cup of M&Ms into the bowl and mix into the dough with the spatula. Using a cookie scoop, measure out 2 tbsp per cookie and scoop onto the parchment lined baking sheet. Continue scooping until you have 12 cookies – you may need to bake in 2 batches.
  4. Press down on the dough balls slightly to flatten and top with the remaining 1/4 cup of M&Ms. Place the baking sheet in the oven to bake at 325F for 15-18 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool for at least 10 minutes on the baking sheet.Then, transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.
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