These Thick and Chewy M&M Sugar Cookies are so easy to make and they are one of our all time favorites!
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!
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!
So in your cookie recipe when you say “heaping tablespoons” can you explain how much dough exactly you’re using? Is it like 1 Tbs cookie scoop or 2 TBS or what? It’ll help with baking time; knowing exactly how many tablespoons you are using of Dough. Please please! Thank you:) you’re recipes are fabulous!
Stephanie Brubaker says
I would say about 2 TBS. Can’t wait for you to try these – they are sooooo good! 🙂
Thank you so much for taking the time to respond so quickly! I did make them and they were thoroughly enjoyed! However, my very picky husband (who hates “milky” tasting things like sour cream and milk but at the same time loves cheesecake…?) could taste the cream cheese in some of the cookies more than others…I baked some right off the bat when I made the dough and those he didn’t taste any “milky” flavor. But then when I let the dough chill in the fridge he said those he could taste more cream cheese? Have you experienced this at all? Do you refrigerate this dough before baking or do you bake instantly? And lastly do you think I could not melt the butter to see if the dough wouldn’t be so thin when not chilled? Or did you get better results with melted butter?
Stephanie Brubaker says
All of the flavors intensify when you chill the dough – that’s why he could taste the cream cheese in that batch more than the other. You don’t need to chill it, but it does help make thicker cookies. The melted butter adds a chewier texture to the cookies. Hope that helps! Glad you all liked these 🙂
Rachel Cooks says
You had me at “thick and chewy.”
Renee - Kudos Kitchen says
I love all the colors in these cookies and the cream cheese addition is wonderful!
These are such pretty and colorful cookies! Perfect for kids!
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!
Rose | The Clean Dish says
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 😉
I’m pretty sure I need these in my day!
Jessica @ Sweet Menu says
Yum! I love M&M’s! These cookies just make me want to dive right in!
Lauren Kelly Nutrition says
These make me want to go bake RIGHT NOW!
Ginny McMeans says
I am going to make these with my nieces. Thanks!
Amanda ( The Kitcheneer) says
Yum!!! I know that my husbands office will be getting a batch or two of these soon!
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!
These make me want to run to the kitchen right now!
miss messy says
Cream cheese cookies?! Yes please. Love that they’re packed with M&Ms too!