Rainbow Cookies

In case you didn’t know, I make the best chocolate chip cookies. Well, at least I think so. My husband and I spent several years perfecting the recipe, me baking and him eating. The only bad comment I ever received was someone said they are “too sweet.”

Hmmm. Too sweet? Is there such a thing? First off, the blog name here is SHUGARY SWEETS. We like sweets around here. But I can understand, baking cookies with all brown sugar makes sweet cookies. I get it. But that’s the point. Right?

Anyways, I saw this recipe over at How Sweet Eats, and Jessica claims this is the BEST cookie she’s ever eaten. I mean, really? The best. THE best? I was very doubtful. While I didn’t doubt they would be good, the best? That’s quite a statement.

A statement I cannot support. These are the SECOND best cookies I have ever made. I mean, c’mon, did you think I would say they are better than my chocolate chip cookie recipe??? Pshhh. But they are undoubtedly delicious. Chewy, toffee texture, yum. I must go eat another one.

But I do like milk with mine! Enjoy the SECOND best cookie I ever ate!

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Rainbow Cookie Recipe:

Rainbow Cookie Recipe:


  • 1½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4½ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2¼ cup m&m candies


  1. In mixer, add melted butter and sugars. Beat for about 2 minutes, until creamy. Add in eggs and vanilla, mix until smooth.
  2. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Fold in m&m’s. Drop onto cookie sheet and bake in a 375 degree oven for 9-11 minutes. Cool and enjoy!


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13 comments on “Rainbow Cookies”

  1. Haha I saw these on Jessica’s too. I made them but they came out no where near as pretty as yours or hers. I may have not followed the directions entirely.. 🙂

  2. I printed out this recipe from Jessica’s blog too. I almost made them the other day, but I made my go-to recipe instead. I would still love to try them! I would love to try your #1 recipe too!

  3. My Nonni (Italian grandmother) makes these all the time, although I’m not sure she folds the M&Ms in the batter. Instead, I think she mixes them in because they look different than yours. But still so good! And she often makes them around the holidays using the holiday-colored candies (e.g. pastels at Easter, red, white, and pink at Valentine’s Day, red and green at Christmas). Again, love them!

  4. Oh my, I think I’m going to have to pull out my stretchy pants so I can make and eat a dozen of these this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I enjoyed how you and your hubby do “research.” 🙂

  6. I’ve been wanting to do some “research” of our own for chocolate chips cookies, but I think I need more taste testers than just the hubby and I =)

    These cookies look great. I’m with you – they are suppose to be sweet!

  7. If a bag of M&M’s ever survives in this house, I’ll make these cookies. They look delicious! Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life’s Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  8. I’m so happy you shared this recipe – I cannot wait to try these cookies!

  9. Love this recipe!! Thanks for linking up!!

    {Sweet Treats Thursday}

  10. Holly

    Made these twice within the last week : ) They are so yummy!

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