Soft Batch Christmas M&M Cookies are super soft, perfectly chewy, buttery, and FLUFFY! A secret ingredient gives them this incredible texture. Melt in your mouth!

Soft Batch Christmas M&M Cookies on a white wooden table

I LOVE soft chewy homemade cookies. Make them chocolate chip and throw in the promise that they’ll also be fluffy and you bet I’m going to try them. Well, after seeing this recipe for what seems like a million times on Pinterest, I decided it was beyond time to give these cookies a try!

Soft Batch Christmas M&M Cookies stack on top of each other

Hhhmmm, how about making these with a holiday twist? Easy Peasy! Let’s turn them into soft, chewy, fluffy M & M cookies. These are SUPER yummy and perfect to make any time of the year.

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Soft Batch Christmas M&M Cookies on a white wooden table
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Soft Batch Christmas M & M Cookies

Soft Batch Christmas M & M Cookies are super soft, perfectly chewy, buttery, and FLUFFY! A secret ingredient gives them this incredible texture. Melt in your mouth!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 2 Dozens
Calories 171 kcal
Author Kathleen

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup M & M's
  • 3/4 Cup 1 1/2 Sticks Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar Firmly Packed
  • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Corn Starch
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. 2. Chop 1/2 cup of M & M's coarsely and set aside.
  3. 3. In a large bowl, using a hand-held electric mixer,  cream together butter and both sugars.  Mix in egg and vanilla.

  4. 4. Add flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt and mix until just combined.  Stir in chopped M & M's.
  5. 5. Use a cookie scoop (1 Tablespoon size ) to form dough into balls and space evenly on a greased or Silpat lined cookie sheet.  Press 4-5 M&M's into the face of each dough ball.  Bake for 8-10 minutes or just til the edges start to brown.

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Soft Batch Christmas M & M Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 /24 of the recipe)
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 106mg 4%
Potassium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 14g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 4%
Calcium 2%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe Notes For Soft Batch Christmas M & M Cookies : 

Cornstarch: Cornstarch is the secret ingredient in these cookies that makes them soft and fluffy. Who knew that good ol’ corn starch could become such a magical little ingredient!

Fresh: Make sure that your baking soda and cornstarch are fresh so the cookies will be soft and fluffy. I live on the coast and find that I need to replace them more often than I did when I lived inland. The added moisture in the air must do something to them.

Brown Sugar: This recipe calls for a greater amount of brown sugar than white sugar. The larger quantity of brown sugar also helps makes the cookies soft and chewy.

Doneness: These cookies will be baked when the center just loses its wet look and the edges begin to brown. Don’t expect them to brown overall like many chocolate chip cookies or they will be overbaked and dry.

Knife Only Please: Chop the M&M’s coarsely with a chefs knife. Don’t chop them in a food processor because the food processor breaks up the candy shell too much and you lose the attractive chunks to mix into the dough.

M&Ms cut in half

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