Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

This is just one of those recipes that you need to have in your back pocket at all times. ?Everyone has a favorite chocolate chip/M&M cookies recipe, and everyone seems to have a favorite peanut butter cookie recipe. ?I needed one with both ingredients…in pure and simple heavenly cookie form. ?I looked through several recipes, but I found the winner over at Pennies on a Platter. ?I opted for a thinner cookie (I used butter as the main fat in the cookie as opposed to shortening), and they still were soft, chewy, and completely tasty. ?We were in the midst of the first major snow storm up here in New England, and I was headed over to a friend’s house later that night to watch some movies. ?I knew these cookies would be a big hit, and they were. ? They were still warm from the oven when I took them over….and seriously, is there anything better than a cookie still warm from the oven? ?Especially one with M&M’s and peanut butter in them? ?You could add in pretty much any other kind of candy or nut in these cookies as well-the cookie dough holds up really well. ?Did I mention they taste fantastic? ???


Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Servings: about 24 cookies


1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons milk

1 and 1/2 cups M&M’s


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking soda, whisking until combined. ?Set aside.

4. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter on medium high speed until smooth, about 1 minute.

5. Add the sugars and peanut butter, mixing until smooth, about 2-3 minutes.

6. Reduce the mixer speed and add the egg, vanilla, and milk, mixing until completely combined.

7. Using a rubber spatula, gently stir in the M&M’s.

8. Drop the cookie dough by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets and bake the cookies until lightly golden around the edges, about 10 minutes. ?Let cool completely.


Source: ?Directly from Pennies on a Platter, originally adapted from Baking Junkie.


November 6, 2011 - 5:32 pm

Ann P. - MMm, peanut butter and m&m cookies always remind me of being a kid! This is a great recipe every mom/future mom/kid-at-heart should have in her arsenal ??

November 7, 2011 - 11:25 am

Maria - Maan this makes me think of preschool when we had to bring in snacks for everyone ^-^

November 7, 2011 - 6:07 pm

Happy When Not Hungry - These look so delicious! Love the peanut butter and M&M combo too!

November 8, 2011 - 1:00 am

Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen - These look delicious! I love m&ms in cookies…gives them a bit more texture as opposed to just chocolate chips!

November 8, 2011 - 4:55 am

Anna - It is the colors that I can’t say no to. This is another item in my “bonding times with my daughter paraphernalia” she is learning colors and this sure is a nice way to review. learning while munching on this splendid treats is the way to go. Thanks for the post!

November 8, 2011 - 5:33 pm

Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen - M&M and peanut butter! the best of both worlds :p

November 9, 2011 - 7:32 pm

Jenn - I made these this morning and I’ve almost eaten them all…so damn good!

November 10, 2011 - 2:08 pm

natalie (the sweets life) - perfect–I have M&Ms I need to use up!!

November 11, 2011 - 3:56 pm

Nikki - I can’t let Ben see my computer screen right now, or he’ll beg me to make these cookies again! ?? Glad you enjoyed them, and you’re right, everyone needs to have this in their back pocket. They are THAT good!

November 14, 2011 - 12:53 am

Jenn@eatcakefordinner - I have been wanting to try this recipe. Good to know you really like them too.

December 18, 2011 - 1:07 pm

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December 21, 2011 - 6:11 pm

Tara - Just made these tonight, and they came out awesome! Thanks for sharing ??

April 29, 2012 - 7:13 pm

Emily Christine - These cookies were delicious!!! I seriously whipped them up in a matter of minutes. I used peanut butter made out of soy beans for my son who has Mastocytosis, and you could not tell the difference between them and real peanut butter cookies:) Thank you for sharing this recipe, they were chewy and amazing and I will definitely make them again!!!

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July 10, 2013 - 11:09 pm

Trisha Lira Medina - So Yummy! At hit with my little ones! Will be baking these again soon.

February 16, 2014 - 8:21 am

b - I wasnt sure after i cooked the first batch at 10 minutes as directed. They were not soft and chewy like i like them. Out second batch in for 7 minutes an let them rest on the tray and they were perfect!! Will save this recipe very much. Oh and i used chunky peanut butter cause that was all i.had and it was still.perfect.

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