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Valentine’s Day M&M Cookies

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Valentine’s Day isn’t really Valentine’s Day without some type of yummy dessert. These perfectly baked cookies are studded with soft and melty milk chocolate M&Ms and are incredibly chewy.

These cookies are:

  • Perfectly soft for days
  • A Valentines Day must make
  • Perfect for dunking in coffee!
  • Chewy and thick
  • Simple to make
  • No-chill cookies (yay!)
cookies on a pink board

Ingredients you will need:

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Corn starch
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Butter, cold/chilled (not room temperature)
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • M&Ms and chocolate chips

Tips for baking cookies:

Cream the butter: Using the paddle attachment of your stand mixer, cream the butter. I take the stick of butter from the fridge, cut it into cubes and cream it.

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.

But, I do think this is a game changer for you or the baker in your life. Cookies will never stick again or spread out too thin and it helps add to the fullness of the cookie! Target sells them for around $8 or if you want a Silpat they run around $20ish.

Use an ice cream scooper with a thumb press to scoop out some BIG cookies! I know many people use a melon baller or a Tablespoon to measure cookies but the ice cream scooper with the thumb press works wonders.

When scooping, be sure to give the cookies enough space to bake on the cookie sheet. I bake 6 large cookies on one cookie sheet, but you can always make your cookies smaller.

a stack of m&m cookies

What kind of M&Ms did you use?

To make these Valentine’s Day theme cookies, use the “Cupid’s” seasonal M&Ms.

Not Valentine’s Day but still want to make these cookies? Cool! Just use regular M&Ms or mini M&Ms. Christmas time? Use the Christmas theme M&Ms!

Best temperature for baking cookies?

I suppose this could go up for debate. But this recipe is 400° F. In my oven, these cookies take 11 minutes. Bake just until they rise enough with lightly browned tops! DO NOT OVER BAKE.

Note: All ovens, preferences, etc. vary so don’t get too hung up on minutes on a clock; watch your cookies and bake until it’s done. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with under-baking these just a bit!

Once the cookies are done, leave them on the cookie sheet for 15 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack. Then dig in!

Yes – prepare the dough in advance and shape into the size cookies you prefer (Remember, the bigger the better!) If you leave the cookie dough in one large mass in the mixing bowl it tends to dry out.

The dough can stay in the fridge 3-4 days before baking.

Can I make these cookies into bars instead of cookies?

I have never tried that but I am sure they will turn out just fine! Use a 9×13 inch oven safe baking dish – bake time will most likely increase. Check doneness with a toothpick!

m&m cookies on a pink backdrop

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cookies with m&ms valentines day theme
4.75 from 4 reviews

Valentine’s Day Cookies

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 22 minutes
Servings: 6 large cookies
These Valentines Day M&M Cookies are chewy, thick, and ultra soft! 


  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (8 Tbsp.), cold
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed (light or dark)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk (no whites)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup M&Ms (Cupids Mix for Valentine's Day)

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  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Mix dry ingredients together: In a large bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Cut the butter into squares and using the paddle attachment of a stand mixer, cream the butter with the sugars for 2 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  • Then add in the egg, egg yolk and vanilla extract. Blend until mixed. If any of the butter gets stuck on the paddle attachment use a rubber spatula to knock it off.
  • Gradually add in the flour mixture until ingredients are incorporated.
  • Add in the chocolate chips and mix just until the chocolate chips are incorporated. Turn off the machine. Add in the M&Ms and stir in using a rubber spatula.
  • Scoop cookie dough onto baking sheet. (This recipe makes 6 LARGE cookies). Place extra M&M’s on the top of the cookies if desired.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cookies are lightly browned on the top. Remove from oven and let the cookies rest on the cookie sheet for 15 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack and enjoy!


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, Halloween M&Ms, etc. 
If you just want a good ol’ M&M cookie, I recommend using the mini M&Ms! 

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1large cookie, Calories: 546kcal (27%), Carbohydrates: 77g (26%), Protein: 7g (14%), Fat: 23g (35%), Saturated Fat: 14g (88%), Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 106mg (35%), Sodium: 487mg (21%), Potassium: 90mg (3%), Fiber: 2g (8%), Sugar: 43g (48%), Vitamin A: 615IU (12%), Vitamin C: 1mg (1%), Calcium: 89mg (9%), Iron: 3mg (17%)

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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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!!


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


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.


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.