4.75 from 8 reviews

Valentine’s Day M&M Cookies

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These perfectly baked Valentine’s Day M&M Cookies are studded with melty milk chocolate M&Ms and are incredibly soft and chewy.

The cookie base is a buttery, soft, and chewy cookie dough, infused with the rich flavor of chocolate. These are based off of my famous Kroll’s Kookies, so if you love that recipe, you’ll love these just as much!

As you take a bite, you’ll experience the delightful contrast of the sweet and slightly crunchy M&M candies, which add bursts of color and a pop of sweetness to every mouthful.

cookies with m&ms and chocolate chips.

They can be a fun and creative addition to your Valentine’s Day celebrations, whether you’re enjoying them with a hot cup of cocoa, as a dessert after a romantic dinner, or simply as a sweet expression of love and appreciation!

Why this recipe works

  • Perfectly soft for days
  • A Valentine’s Day must make
  • Perfect for dunking in coffee!
  • Chewy and thick
  • Simple to make
  • No-chill cookies (yay!)
cookies made with valentines m&ms.
Ingredients needed to make cookies in small glass bowls.

Ingredients you will need

For the ingredient measurements and entire recipe, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the blog post where the recipe card is located.

  • All purpose flour: adds structure to the cookie. Spoon and level by using a spoon to scoop the flour into the measuring cup and use the back of a knife to level off the top of it. This helps prevent you from using too much flour than is necessary.
  • Unsalted butter: feel free to use salted if that’s what you prefer.
  • Egg + egg yolk: adds moisture and helps with chewiness.
  • Granulated Sugar: Provides sweetness and contributes to the crispness of the cookie edges.
  • Brown Sugar: Adds moisture and a caramel-like flavor due to its molasses content, contributing to the chewiness.
  • Flaky sea salt: I love Maldon. It’s the perfect finishing touch and really not optional in my opinion! It balances out the sweet flavors and compliments this cookie really well. 
  • Vanilla extractI always say 1 tsp. but I usually end up adding more hehehe. The additional vanilla gives the cookies lots of flavor!
  • M&Ms: Cupids mix!
  • Chocolate chips: I like dark chocolate chips in these cookies, but feel free to add whatever you like.
a cookie pulled a part with melty chocolate in the middle.
  • Do not over beat the eggs or mix the flour too long: When mixing in ingredients, try not to forget about what’s being mixed! Keep a close eye, and mix just until your ingredients become incorporated.
  • Use a Silpat or silicone baking mat: Nice to have, but not completely necessary to make the cookies. I often use parchment paper too.
  • Use an ice cream scooper with a thumb press to scoop out cookies! Helps to keep cookies in a uniform size.
  • Don’t crowd the baking sheet: When scooping, be sure to give the cookies enough space to bake on the cookie sheet. I bake 6 cookies on one cookie sheet. Overcrowding can cause your cookies to spread.
  • Spoon and level flour properly: Spoon the flour into your measuring cup and be sure it’s leveled. Do not scoop the flour out of the container/bag with your measuring cup because you could end up with 50% more than you need. Spoon and level by using a spoon to scoop the flour into the measuring cup and use the back of a knife to level off the top of it.
  • Do not over bake. These cookies look very soft and slightly under baked when you take them out of the oven.
cookie dough on parchment paper garnished with m&ms and chocolate chips on top.
an up close image of a bite taken out of a cookie made with M&Ms and chocolate chips.

Storage and Freezing

  • Store these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. 
  • To freeze, scoop the dough into 2 Tbsp. balls and freeze in a single layer in an airtight container for up to 3 months. You can bake the frozen cookie dough from frozen, just add an extra minute or so to your bake time. Ovens vary. 
  • Make Ahead: You can make the cookie dough and chill it in the refrigerator for up to 2–3 days. Allow to come to room temperature then continue to bake as directed. 

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4.75 from 8 reviews

Valentine’s Day M&M Cookies

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 9 minutes
Total: 19 minutes
Servings: 18 cookies
My Valentine's Day M&M Cookies are adorned with vibrant red, pink, and white M&M candies and dark chocolate chips. Each bite reveals a delightful combination of soft and chewy cookie dough infused with the rich flavor of chocolate, complemented by the sweet and slightly crunchy bursts of M&M candies. They are a perfect treat that embodies the spirit of love and affection on this romantic holiday!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 tsp. corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed (light or dark)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup M&Ms (Cupids Mix for Valentine's Day)
  • flaky sea salt for finishing, optional

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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. and line a couple baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Mix dry ingredients together: In a large bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
    2 cups all purpose flour, spooned and leveled, 1 tsp. corn starch, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt
    dry ingredients in a large glass bowl.
  • Cream the butter with the sugars using the paddle attachment of a stand mixer, for 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. It will sort of look like a paste, not really creamed since our butter is cold.
    1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold, cut into cubes, 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed (light or dark), 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    sugars and butter in a glass mixing bowl.
  • Then add in the egg, egg yolk and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
    1 large egg, room temperature, 1 large egg yolk, room temperature, 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Gradually add in the flour mixture until ingredients are incorporated.
    cookie dough in a glass mixing bowl.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips and M&Ms using a rubber spatula.
    1 cup chocolate chips, 3/4 cup M&Ms (Cupids Mix for Valentine's Day)
    chocolate chips and valentines m&ms in a glass mixing bowl.
  • Scoop the cookie dough using a 2 Tbsp. cookie scoop onto the prepared baking sheet.
    a cookie scoop with cookie dough in it.
  • Place extra M&M’s and chocolate chips on the top of the cookies if desired (I always like to do this, makes them look cuter!)
    unbaked cookie dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes, (I like to go slightly underbaked for a delicious chewy cookie, the edges should be a light golden brown and centers still a little gooey looking, they will continue to bake on baking sheet when removed from oven).
    freshly baked cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Remove from oven, gently press any additional M&M candies and chocolate chips on the cookies if you want while they're still warm and let the cookies rest on the cookie sheet for just 1-2 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack, garnish with flaky sea salt and enjoy!
    flaky sea salt for finishing, optional
    valentines day cookies garnished with red, pink and white m&ms and dark chocolate chips.

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Notes

  • M&M creates seasonal M&Ms so you can use this recipe to make Easter cookies with the pastel color M&Ms, Christmas cookies with red & green seasonal M&Ms (or try my Christmas Monster Cookies), Halloween M&Ms, etc. 
  • If you just want a good ol’ M&M cookie, I recommend using the mini M&Ms like in my Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 232kcal (12%), Carbohydrates: 32g (11%), Protein: 2g (4%), Fat: 11g (17%), Saturated Fat: 6g (38%), Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 35mg (12%), Sodium: 158mg (7%), Potassium: 58mg (2%), Fiber: 1g (4%), Sugar: 20g (22%), Vitamin A: 206IU (4%), Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 37mg (4%), Iron: 1mg (6%)

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is automatically calculated. It should only be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Kroll’s Korner can’t make any guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

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Dorothy Pinzone

These little Valentine’s Day themed beauties were a hit at the Super Bowl party!!

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Melissa

Hi Tawnie,

I love all your cookies and have been making them for over a year now! I noticed this recipe varies a little from your Chocolate Chip M&M cookie. This recipe only uses regular flour (not cake flour) and room temperature eggs. Are you able to describe how this affects the texture, taste, and overall “look of the cookie? Your regular M& M cookies are fluffy, soft/almost cake-like. Just wondering how these changes impact the final cookie. Thanks for your time! Keep posting yummy recipes—my co-workers love when I show up with a new recipe.

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Jen

Made these with my daughter and perfect amount of cookies and delicious! She insisted on adding a little cinnamon (she’s a cinnamon fanatic) and turned out perfect!!

MARISA

I’ve never had nor ever considered baking with duck eggs. What a smart way to add richness to baked goods! Thanks for sharing!

Ginny

I love that such a delicious and simple cookie like this can be made so festive so easily!

Heidy L. McCallum

These cookies are perfect for Valentines Day! I will be making them send with the kids for their party.

Rachel Ruiz

I made these cookies today with my daughter and they came out so delicious! We’re going to make them again for 4th of July.

Zainab

I made these cookies over the weekend, and I’m making them again for my son’s school party! So fun and delicious!

Lisa Bynum

Okay, I did not know that about duck eggs. Makes me want to run out to Whole Foods right now and see if I can find some! I’ve never looked for or even cooked with duck eggs, but now I’m intrigued.