Easy Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

The Best Easy Peanut Butter M&M Cookies Recipe! Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter M&M Cookies from Scratch with Peanut Butter Chips!

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I can’t wait for you to try these Easy Peanut Butter M&M Cookies!

The BEST M&M Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe you will ever try! These Soft Peanut Butter Cookies with M&Ms will instantly become a family favorite!

Super simple Dessert or Snack Recipe packed with Peanut Butter Baking Chips and Mini M&Ms!

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Here’s why you will love these Easy Peanut Butter M&M Cookies!

  • Chewy and Soft Peanut Butter Cookies with M&Ms! I love how soft and chewy they are!
  • I love the burst flavor of Peanut Butter Baking Chips in these cookies! Super yummy and goes great with the chocolate Mini M&Ms!
  • Easy Peanut Butter M&M Cookies to whip up for any occasion! Love that they’re made with ingredients I always keep on hand!

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Here’s what you will need for these Easy Peanut Butter M&M Cookies!

  • Unsalted Butter, Sugar, and Brown Sugar
  • Egg, Vanilla, and Peanut Butter
  • Flour, Baking Soda, and Salt
  • Mini M&Ms, Peanut Butter Baking Chips, and Sea Salt (optional)
  • Mixing Bowl and Cookie Scoop (I used a 2 tablespoon scoop)
  • Parchment Paper and Baking Sheet

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Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies with Peanut Butter Baking Chips! I love the addition the Peanut Butter Baking Chips add to these cookies.

I mean who doesn’t love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate?!? YUM!

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies in a pile

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies with M&Ms

Make Soft Peanut Butter Cookies with M&Ms every time with my favorite baking tip! DON’T OVER BAKE YOUR COOKIES! I only bake these cookies for 8-9 minutes.

Once the edges have begun to brown, remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet.

This allows them to finish cooking while keeping a soft and moist center – my favorite!

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Easy Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

I can’t get over these Easy Peanut Butter M&M Cookies! I always have the ingredients on hand so they are a simple go-to Cookie Recipe for family dinner or guests. Definitely a must try for your friends and family!

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies stacked with 5 cookies

How to make Easy Peanut Butter M&M Cookies!

First, start by dividing the M&Ms into 3 bowls – 3/4 cup, 1/2 cup, and 1/4 cup. 

Also, prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies creaming butter, sugar, and brown sugar

Then, add the butter, sugar, and brown sugar to a bowl. Mix together until combined.

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies adding peanut butter to bowl

Next, mix in the peanut butter, egg, and vanilla until combined.

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies adding dry ingredients

Now, it’s time for the dry ingredients.

Mix in the flour, baking soda, and salt to form the cookie dough.

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies dough with M&Ms

Add in 3/4 cups of the Mini M&Ms and all of the peanut butter baking chips.

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies dough balls rolling in M&Ms

Next, using a cookie scoop, create the cookie dough balls.

Roll the top half of each cookie dough ball into the 1/2 cup of Mini M&Ms.

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies dough balls with M&Ms on baking sheet

Place the cookie dough balls on the baking sheet and bake the cookies for 8-9 minutes.

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies on cooling rack

Finally, once the cookies are removed from the oven, leave them on the baking sheet to cool. Top them off with any remaining M&Ms and sea salt and serve when cooled!

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies Ingredients

Easy Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Yields: 24 cookies
Preparation time: 12 minutes
Baking time: 8-9 minutes
Additional time: 8 minutes

Ingredients:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup unbleached flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 and 1/2 cup mini M&Ms, divided
1 cup peanut butter baking chips
Sea Salt to Garnish, optional

Directions:
Divide your M&Ms into 3 bowls: ¾ cup, ½ cup, and ¼ cup (does not have to be exact)
Preheat the oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium sized mixing bowl cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar.
Add in the peanut butter, egg, and vanilla and mix until combined.
Stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt.
Fold in about ¾ cup of the M&Ms (save the rest for rolling & garnishing) and the peanut butter baking chips.
Use a two tablespoon cookie scoop to create cookie dough balls and roll the top half of the cookie dough ball in the ½ cup of M&Ms – using extra if needed)
Place the cookie dough balls about 2 ½” apart on the baking sheet and bake for 8-9 minutes.
Remove from the oven and garnish with sea salt and a few of the remaining M&Ms.
Let cool for 8 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack.

Notes:
● Do not over bake. These cookies will look slightly brown on the edges but soft in the center. The cookies will continue to bake as they cool on the baking sheet.
● For best results, cookies can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 4 days – if you are keeping them past 4 days I recommend freezing the cookie dough balls in an airtight container for up to 3 months and then baking them as needed.
● Cookie dough balls can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Remove from the fever and bake according to the directions.
● The sea salt garnish is optional but makes for a pretty cookie with a great flavor!
● Cookies are soft and chewy – I love the light peanut butter flavor in the cookie dough with bursts of peanut butter in the baking chips.

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies stacked with 5 cookies

Easy Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Yield: 24 Cookies
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

Easy Peanut Butter M&M Cookies! Soft Peanut Butter Cookies with M&Ms! Simple and Easy Peanut Butter Cookies loaded with mini M&Ms and creamy peanut butter. The perfect cookie recipe for anytime!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 and 1/2 cup mini M&Ms, divided
  • 1 cup peanut butter baking chips
  • Sea Salt to Garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Divide your M&Ms into 3 bowls: ¾ cup, ½ cup, and ¼ cup (does not have to be exact)
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  3. In a medium sized mixing bowl cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar. 
  4. Add in the peanut butter, egg, and vanilla and mix until combined. Stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt. 
  5. Fold in about ¾ cup of the M&Ms (save the rest for rolling & garnishing) and the peanut butter baking chips. 
  6. Use a two tablespoon cookie scoop to create cookie dough balls and roll the top half of the cookie dough ball in the ½ cup of M&Ms - using extra if needed)
  7. Place the cookie dough balls about 2 ½” apart on the baking sheet and bake for 8-9 minutes. 
  8. Remove from the oven and garnish with sea salt and a few of the remaining M&Ms. 
  9. Let cool for 8 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack.

Notes

  • Do not over bake. These cookies will look slightly brown on the edges but soft in the center. The cookies will continue to bake as they cool on the baking sheet. 
  • For best results, cookies can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 4 days - if you are keeping them past 4 days I recommend freezing the cookie dough balls in an airtight container for up to 3 months and then baking them as needed. 
  • Cookie dough balls can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Remove from the fever and bake according to the directions. 
  • The sea salt garnish is optional but makes for a pretty cookie with a great flavor! 
  • Cookies are soft and chewy - I love the light peanut butter flavor in the cookie dough with bursts of peanut butter in the baking chips.

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Why are my Peanut Butter M&M Cookies crumbling?

Your cookies were probably over baked.

Be sure not to over bake your cookies – I bake my Peanut Butter M&M Cookies for 8-9 minutes. Then leave your cookies on the baking sheet to cool. This will keep the center soft and chewy!

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies piled up

Can I use regular M&Ms instead of Mini M&Ms?

You can, although I prefer Mini M&Ms with these cookies.

You can use regular M&Ms, but they may not coat the outside of the cookie dough ball as well. The Mini M&Ms coat the cookies really well, covering them completely with M&Ms.

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies with a bite taken out

Should Peanut Butter M&M Cookie dough be refrigerated before baking?

No, you do not need to refrigerate this Peanut Butter M&M Cookie dough!

You CAN freeze the cookie dough in an airtight container – then you can bake cookies as you need them!

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