M&M Cookies- Springtime

To me, holidays mean family and food. If we are all hanging out for several days, and having people over, especially lots of kids and teenagers, I want to make sure there is some yummy food here. Having a big batch of these M&M cookies made, will last several days, and just look festive and fun! Bonus: everyone loves them!

OK, the truth is, this recipe’s original name is Monster Cookies…why…I have no idea, I’m guessing because some people make them large? I make them pretty much around the major holidays using the M&M Holiday candies. Right now they have “Spring Pastels”, at Christmas time they have they some red and green, etc. I just don’t like yelling out on an Easter weekend…”Come get some Monster Cookies!”, so I just call them M&M Cookies. Everyone here know what I mean.


blog- bowl of Easter M&M's


M&M Cookies
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Serves: 3 dozen
  • 1½ Cups Creamy or Chunky Peanut Butter
  • 1 Cup packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • ½ Cup butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4½ cups quick cooking oats
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup M&M plain chocolate candies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Spray baking sheets with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper
  3. In a large bowl- I use my Kitchen Aid mixer- mix the peanut butter with the butter and brown and white sugar
  4. Mix in the eggs and vanilla
  5. Mix in the oats and baking soda
  6. Then stir in the chocolate chips and M&M's
  7. Drop the cookies by heaping teaspoon onto your prepared cookie sheets
  8. You can add extra M&M's to the top of your cookies- before baking, if you like
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes
  10. Do not over bake
  11. Cool for 5 minutes on your baking sheet to allow the cookies to set
  12. Transfer to cooling rack
  13. Let cool completely before storing in an airtight container
  14. Enjoy!


Life is short. Eat a cookie. Enjoy the long weekend with your family and friends. Happy Easter!

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