Thursday, September 20, 2012

Candy Corn M&M Cookies

When it comes to baking with M&Ms, this has to be my absolute favorite time of year!  There's plenty of interesting flavors to choose from thanks to the end of summer, the start of Halloween and the push for retailers to put our their Christmas items. 

To me, fall means Candy Corn M&Ms.  Stay with me here-- they are not as obnoxious as the waxy candy corn that you grew up on.  They are pretty much white chocolate with a subtle hint of candy corn flavor all wrapped up in a wacky colored coating.  This clearly is perfect for cookies!

This recipe is so simple and so fast, and the cookies will be gobbled up in no time-- I guarantee it!  Everyone that's tried these cookies has remarked how unexpectedly amazing they taste.  They aren't overly sweet, and the flavor is unique enough that there's no mistaking the specialness of the Candy Corn M&Ms.  If you locate Candy Corn M&Ms on your local store's shelf, buy a couple of them.  You won't regret it.

  • 1 cup of butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 bag of Candy Corn M&Ms (9.9 oz bag)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars until they are fluffy- about 2 minutes.  Add the eggs one at a time and continue beating after each addition until combined.  Add the vanilla and beat on medium an additional 2 minutes. 

In a smaller bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.  Mix until combined and add to the wet ingredients.  Beat on medium until it is all mixed together.  Add the Candy Corn M&Ms and fold in or beat on very low speed just until combined.

Drop rounded spoonfuls onto a parchment lined cookie tray and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the tops are just slightly golden.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes on the cookie tray.  Move to a wire rack and allow to fully cool.  Makes about 2 dozen cookies.


  1. I saw these in the store and I was so curious about how they tasted. So good then? Also, I love any type of m&m cookie!

    1. YES! Good! Try them if you can find them.

  2. OK, I tried the candy corn M&Ms this week and I thought they were disgusting. HOWEVER, we live in a dorm of high-school boys and they were all over them. So I might have to make them these cookies, too. :)

    1. I'm not sure that I would just eat these M&Ms plain. They definitely needed to be baked into something. Give it a try and let me know how it goes!

  3. As you already know, making cookies with these mnms is on my list!! I'm hoping this weekend (if I don't get distracted)