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Make-Ahead Freezable Cookie Dough M&M Cookies | Baking for Large Families

Treat yourself and the family to these deliciously sweet M&M Cookies. They are fun to make and perfect to add as a snack with lunch or after dinner. Even better, these M&M Cookies are Make-Ahead Freezable Cookie Dough M&M Cookies to help you prep ahead for your cookie needs!

When trying to come up with a classic cookie to make for the family, these M&M Cookies are a great choice. If your children love M&M candies and are also fond of tasty cookies, they are going to enjoy these treats that you make for them. You might even want to get the family involved in helping you mix the M&M candies into the cookie batter and using cookie cutters to create fun shapes.

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Make-Ahead Freezable Cookie Dough M&M Cookies | Baking for Large Families

Make-Ahead Freezable M&M Cookies

These cookies are the perfect treat to have in a large cookie container that your children can open and grab from when they want to have a small snack. When you crave something sweet with a bit of chocolate added to it, these cookies will satisfy you. Dip them in a glass of milk or eat them fresh out of the oven! You might also like to try our Trail Mix Cookies, our Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies, or our Keto Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Ingredients Needed to Make M&M Cookies

Make fresh and delicious M&M Cookies with these ingredients:

  • Unsalted Butter. Mix unsalted butter at room temperature with flour and other ingredients to get your cookie dough started.
  • Brown Sugar. The brown sugar creates a sweeter taste for the cookies you will enjoy when you bite into them.
  • All-Purpose Flour. When preparing freshly baked cookies, you need all-purpose flour to create the dough.
  • Baking Soda. Adding baking soda to your dough helps create fluffy cookies that are not flat nor dry.
  • M&M Candies. Use your favorite bag of M&M candies to add to the dough. You can use holiday-colored candies, mini M&Ms, or even one of several M&M flavor options.
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips. A

Other ingredients needed to prepare the M&M Cookies include eggs, vanilla extract, granulated sugar, and salt.

How to Prepare M&M Cookies

Making the cookies requires minimal effort. Set your oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Grab a large mixing bowl and add your flour, baking soda, and salt together. In a separate bowl, mix your butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Add the eggs and vanilla to the mixture last.

Pour the dry mix into the wet mix, gently stir your ingredients, and then start adding your chocolate chips and M&M candies. Scoop out the dough, place small pieces of it on the baking sheet, and cook in the oven for about 10 minutes. It takes less than 30 minutes between preparing and baking these M&M Cookies to have a tasty treat available for your loved ones to eat.

Make-Ahead Freezable Cookie Dough M&M Cookies | Baking for Large Families

Different Variations of M&M Cookies

Create different variations of the M&M Cookies by adding different types of M&M candies to the cookies and including other good add-ins. Some of the add-ins you can include in the cookie dough are raisins, chopped peanuts, mini caramel chunks, and mini marshmallows. Get creative with the cookies to create the perfect treat for your large family.

Make-Ahead Freezable Cookie Dough Directions

This M&M Cookie Recipe is also Make-Ahead Freezable Cookie Dough! To make this M&M cookie dough ahead for the freezer just place waxed paper on a baking sheet. You’ll then prepare your M&M cookie dough batter as directed in the recipe below and scoop onto the waxed paper. After that, place the baking sheet in the freezer until the cookie dough is frozen. Once the dough is frozen just transfer to an airtight container and freezer up to 6-months. Set your make-ahead cookie dough out from the freezer into the refrigerator to defrost. Or, you can choose to bake your M&M cookies from frozen. You’ll need to eyeball your cookies a little extra and add a few more minutes as needed when baking from a frozen state. Besides that, just bake as the directions detail and use as you normally would – yay!

More Make Ahead and Freeze Cookie Recipes!!

Need more delicious and fun baking recipes to add some joy to your Large Family Table? In my Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookie Baking Book you will find 10 easy and yummy recipes for large-batch cooking baking! You can prepare them for holiday get-togethers or gifts or just for fun any of the year!! 

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Make-Ahead Freezable Cookie Dough M&M Cookies


Make-Ahead Freezable Cookie Dough M&M Cookies | Baking for Large Families

  • Author: Jamerrill Stewart
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 Minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 24 Cookies
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven


Treat yourself and the family to these deliciously sweet M&M Cookies. They are fun to make and perfect to add as a snack with lunch or after dinner. The best part is this make ahead M&M Cookie dough is also freezble! 



  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup M&M candies (plus extra for the top of the cookies)



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare large baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until fluffy and well combined. 

  4. Add the eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition. Then, add the vanilla.

  5. Slowly add the flour mixture, scraping down the sides as needed.

  6. Fold in the chocolate chips and M&M’s.

  7. Using a medium cookie scoop, portion the dough and place on the prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Press extra M&Ms into the top of each cookie dough ball.

  8. Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes.

  9. Allow the cookies to cool 5 to 7 minutes on the cookie sheets before transferring them to a wire rack to completely cool.



To freeze this Make Ahead Freezable Cookie Dough

  • Place waxed paper on a baking sheet.
  • Prepare the batter as directed and scoop onto the waxed paper.
  • Place the baking sheet in the freezer until the cookie dough is frozen.
  • Transfer to an airtight container and freeze up to 6 months.
  • Follow the baking directions above! You can bake the cookies from frozen, but they will need a few more minutes added to the baking time if you chose. 

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These M&M Cookies are so much fun to make! Your littles will enjoy the colorful M&M’s and the delicious flavor of these classic cookies.

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