Yield: 36 cookies

Chocolate M&M's Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Double chocolate cookies meet M&M's candies. Chocolate M&Ms Cookies are decadently rich with a pop of color. With lots of chocolatey flavor and a satisfying crunch from the candy coating, these cookies are perfect with a glass of milk!


  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Ghirardelli unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 package (11 oz) milk chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 package (10 oz) mini M&M’s, divided


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, combine melted butter with brown sugar. Mix until completely blended. Add in eggs, almond extract, and vanilla extract until fully combined.
    3. Add flour, cocoa powder, kosher salt, and baking soda to mixing bowl. Beat just until incorporated. Fold in the milk chocolate chips and mini M&M’s.  Reserve about a ¼ cup of each for later.
    4. Using a 2 Tablespoon cookie scoop, drop dough two inches apart on prepared cookie sheet. Using the reserved milk chocolate chips and mini M&M’s, press 5 or 6 on top of each cookie before baking.
    5. Bake for 10-12 minutes. The cookies will be slightly underbaked, but not runny. Allow to cool on baking sheet 5-10 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Storage- store cookies in airtight container at room temperature after they have cooled completely. Freeze for up to 3 months. You can also freeze cookie dough balls instead of the baked cookies.
  • Cocoa Powder- I love the Ghirardelli unsweetened cocoa powder because of it's rich flavor. Hershey's special dark is delicious as well. Do not choose off brand or Nestle as I feel like they leave a bitter taste in this cookie recipe.
  • Substitutions- I choose milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet because of the large amount of cocoa powder. Dark chocolate chips are also a delicious option.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 136mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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