You can't beat these delicious and easy M&M cookies! Perfect for school lunches, they also freeze well.
These M&M Cookies are so tasty and the perfect balance of crispy outside but soft and chewy centre.
Roll them into balls and chill them in the fridge or freezer until they are cold before baking. Then they won't spread so far as the bake.
Make sure you give them lots of space on the tray when they bake. Place on lined baking tray and bake for 15-20 mins until turning golden but still soft in the centre.
Cooking with lollies is a fun treat for big and small children. Be sure to check out my popular recipes for No Bake Rainbow Slice, Jaffa Slice, Lolly Cake and Perky Nana Slice.
Common questions about M&M Cookies:
Do these cookies freeze well? Yes! Freeze the dough balls in a snap lock bag or roll the dough into a log and freeze in baking paper. Then when you want to bake more cookies, remove from freezer, unwrap and cut chilled/frozen dough into 2cm chunks with a large sharp knife.
How many cookies should I put on one tray? Depending on the size of your oven and oven tray, I would put no more than 12-14 cookies on one tray.
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Perfectly soft and chewy cookies filled with M&Ms.
- 300g softened butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
- 3 cups plain flour
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- ¼ cup of milk
- 2 cups of M&Ms
- Preheat oven to 170°C fan bake.
- In a mixer beat butter and sugars until smooth, add eggs and vanilla, mix until combined.
- Sift in flour, cinnamon and baking soda. Add milk then fold together.
- Pour in M&Ms and stir together then roll into balls and chill for at least 20 mins.
- Remove from fridge and place on baking paper lined tray and bake for 15-20 mins until turning golden but still soft in the centre.
- If you want to freeze half of the mix for later you can put the rolled up balls in a ziplock bag once chilled, then freeze.
- Or you can roll the mix into a log and wrap in cling film. Then when you want to bake more cookies, remove from freezer, unwrap and cut chilled/frozen dough into 2cm chunks with a large sharp knife.
- Place on lined baking tray and bake for 15-20 mins until turning golden but still soft in the centre.
- If you do not chill the dough before baking they will spread very quickly, more like a Subway cookie so give them lots of space on the tray.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 123mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 2g
Nutritional values are approximate. Please use your own calculations if you require a special diet.
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Hi, I’ve not frozen cookie dough before- does it need to be defrosted before cooking or do you cook from frozen? Does the oven temp/cooking time need to be
Hi Sarah, yes it's such a great hack! You can either defrost them completely before baking, or bake from frozen and increase the cook time a little. They are ready when they just start to turn golden.