M & M Cookies



I came up with this M & M Cookie recipe many, many years ago. The cookies come out of the oven perfect every time. I bake them on parchment paper which keeps them from spreading out too thin. I like to use the red and green M & M’s because these cookies are part of my Christmas cookie tradition. There is nothing fancy about these cookies, they are just a delicious homemade M & M Cookie and a huge hit in our house.





Whisk together the dry

ingredients and set aside.


Mix the butter, shortening, sugars, vanilla and water.

Add the eggs one at a time mixing well after each egg.


Slowly mix in the dry ingredients until all combined.


Stir in by hand as many M & M’s as you would like.

Place a heaping tablespoon of cookie dough 2” apart on a

baking sheet covered with oven safe parchment paper.

Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes

or until golden brown.


M & M Cookies




  • 2 – 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Crisco shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp water
  • M & M’s (1-2 cups)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. Beat together the butter, Crisco shortening,  sugars, vanilla and water until creamy and combined.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix well.
  6. Stir in the M & M’s by hand.
  7. Place a heaping tablespoon of the cookie dough 2” apart onto an oven safe parchment paper covered cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are golden brown.
  9. Cool on a cooling rack or a sheet of foil on the counter.
  10. Store in an air tight container or bag.


Categories: Cookies


  1. Oh My Good Lord !!! I love M&Ms and I know I’m going to have to do these … but you know what though, the last recipe (oreo one) I tried to do of yours … well the ingredients still haven’t made it to ‘construction’ and I think we’ve tried 3 times hahaha 🙂

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