Valentine’s Day M&M Cookies

4 dozen
45 min

Show someone you care with these festive Valentine’s Day M&M Cookies. These soft sugar cookies filled with mini chocolate chips and M&M candies will put a smile on their face. Spread the love with these Valentine’s Day M&M Cookies!!!

M&M candies are so colorful and fun! They make everyone who sees them smile. Make these delightful Valentine’s Day M&M Cookies for some you love or admire. I guarantee that they will not only feel appreciated but want to eat one immediately. Cookies have always been a great gift to give to neighbors, friends, or co-workers. It’s an inexpensive gift with such a big impact. Just the thought of someone caring enough to make a fresh batch of cookies for them will warm and win their hearts. Package them on pretty paper plates, decorative tin boxes, or food-safe boxes sold at craft stores. Bake a batch of cookies and show someone you care. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!


INGREDIENTS TO MAKE VALENTINE’S DAY M&M COOKIES


  • Butter
  • Light brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Large eggs
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Kosher salt
  • Mini or regular semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Valentine’s Day M&M’s candies, divided

HOW TO MAKE VALENTINE’S DAY M&M COOKIES


  • Have butter and eggs at room temperature (or quick softened butter in microwave 15 seconds).
  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper.
  • In a stand mixer or medium bowl with hand mixer, cream together softened butter, brown sugar, and sugar, until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla; mix until blended.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, and salt; mix until combined.
  • Remove bowl from mixer stand or set hand mixer aside.
  • Stir in chocolate chips and M&M’s with a rubber spatula until evenly incorporated.
  • Use a 1-inch cookie scoop (about 1 to 1.5 Tablespoons) to drop 12 cookie dough balls on the baking sheet.
  • Roll each cookie dough ball between your hands to make smooth.
  • Place them 3 across and 4 down. Bake for about 11 minutes or until almost set in the center.
  • (They will have a glossy look).
  • Remove from oven and immediately place more M&M’s on top of each cookie.
  • Let the cookies sit on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

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Valentine’s Day M&M Cookies
Recipe details
  • 4  dozen
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 35 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mini or regular semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups (10 oz bag) Valentine's Day M&M candies, divided
Instructions

Have butter and eggs at room temperature (or quick softened butter in microwave 15 seconds). Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line 2 baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper.
In a stand mixer or medium bowl with hand mixer, cream together softened butter, brown sugar, and sugar, until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix until blended. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt; mix until combined. Remove bowl from mixer stand or set hand mixer aside. Stir in chocolate chips and 1 cup M&M candies with a rubber spatula until evenly incorporated.
Use a 1-inch cookie scoop (about 1 to 1.5 Tablespoons) to drop 12 cookie dough balls on the baking sheet. Roll each cookie dough ball between your hands to make smooth. Place them 3 across and 4 down. Bake for about 11 minutes or until almost set in the center. (They will have a glossy look). Remove from oven and immediately place more M&M's on top of each cookie, (1 cup M&M candies for topping baked cookies). Let the cookies sit on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
Tips
  • If you want to skip the step of topping the baked cookies with the M&M candies, then add the entire 2 cups (10 ounce bag) to the cookie dough.
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