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Thick and Chewy M&M Sugar Cookies

These Thick and Chewy M&M Sugar Cookies are so easy to make and they are one of our all time favorites!

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I shared these M&M cookies with you last year, and they are crazy good – but that recipe yields a flatter cookie. It all depends what you are in the mood for. I have a thing for thick, chewy cookies. They are the best! So I knew I had to create an m&m cookie that was soft, thick , and perfectly chewy. These are by far one of my family’s new favorites!

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My husband came home from work the day after I made these and headed straight for the cookie jar. He told me he couldn’t stop thinking about them all day long! I’d say that’s a sign of a good cookie!

There is just something magical about buttery soft sugar cookie dough studded with chocolate chips and colorful M&M candies. No one can resist these!

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Thick and Chewy M&M Sugar Cookies

Just try to resist these Thick and Chewy M&M Sugar Cookies. Buttery, soft, and chewy dough studded with chocolate chips and M&M's. This is our go-to recipe!


  • 4oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter (melted)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups mini M&M's


Step 1
Preheat oven to 350*
In a large mixing bowl cream the cream cheese, butter, oil, and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, vanilla, and salt and beat until well combined. Slowly add the flour and baking powder, and corn starch until well incorporated, Stir in the chocolate chips and M&M's.
Drop by rounded, heaping tablespoons onto a silicone baking mat or parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake 8-9 minutes and let rest on the sheet for a few minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool.
Store cookies in an airtight container.


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13 Responses to “Thick and Chewy M&M Sugar Cookies”

  1. miss messy says:

    Cream cheese cookies?! Yes please. Love that they’re packed with M&Ms too!
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  2. Marly says:

    These make me want to run to the kitchen right now!
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  3. Susan says:

    You know I’ve yet to try the cream cheese in the cookie? Does it make a big difference? Also can they stay at room temp? From the looks of these I don’t think they’d last that long anyway!
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  4. Yum!!! I know that my husbands office will be getting a batch or two of these soon!

  5. I am going to make these with my nieces. Thanks!

  6. These make me want to go bake RIGHT NOW!
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  7. Yum! I love M&M’s! These cookies just make me want to dive right in!
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  8. I’m pretty sure I need these in my day!
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  9. Look at all these beautiful colors on your cookies – fun! Yeah, if your husband can’t stop thinking about your cookies I’d say you hit the jackpot with your recipe ;)
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  10. Joelen says:

    I’m a sucker for M&Ms in cookies and these look delicious! I need to use up my stash of M&Ms in the freezer and this is a perfect recipe to do so!
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  11. Angie says:

    These are such pretty and colorful cookies! Perfect for kids!
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  12. I love all the colors in these cookies and the cream cheese addition is wonderful!
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  13. Rachel Cooks says:

    You had me at “thick and chewy.”
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