Easy Valentine’s Day M&M’s Cookies

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Deep rich chocolate with festive M&M’s, these Valentine’s Day M&M’s Cookies are a treat your family or friends will love. From scratch cookies are always a perfect sweet treat so why not fill your cookie jar?

Overhead view of Valentine's Day M&M's Cookies in a heart shaped plate.

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Why You’ll Love These Chocolate Cookies

If you’re a chocolate lover, this is a cookie for you. The deep chocolate flavor coupled with the M&M’s will make this cookie a staple in your cookie jar.

  1. Rich Chocolate Flavor: Chocolate lovers rejoice! These cookies are packed with cocoa goodness and M&M’s, delivering a decadent taste with every chewy bite.
  2. Colorful and Fun: Topping the cookie dough with M&M’s not only enhances the flavor but also creates a pop of color.
  3. Perfect for All Ages: Whether you’re a kid or just a kid at heart, Valentine’s Day M&M’s cookies are sure to bring a smile to your face. They’re great for bake sales, parties, or simply as a sweet treat to enjoy any time of day.
  4. Kids Can Help: Get the kids or grandkids in the kitchen to help make the cookies. They will have fun pressing the M&M candies onto the top of each cookie dough ball.
Valentine's Day M&M's Cookies on a cookie sheet.

Ingredients for Valentine’s Day M&M’s Cookies

This recipe for Valentine’s M&M cookies uses all the regular ingredients. Nothing fancy.

  • Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
  • White Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Large Egg
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Valentine M&Ms, or other holiday colors.

Equipment for Valentine’s Day M&M Cookies

If you love to bake, you should have everything you need. These cookies are a festive way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

  • Stand mixer though a hand mixer will work too.
  • Measuring cup in different sizes.
  • Large bowl
  • Rubber spatula or wooden spoon
  • Prepared cookie sheet – use parchment paper or silicone baking mats
  • Wire rack
One cookie on a spatula with more Valentines Day M&M's Cookies on a cooling sheet.

Tips and Suggestions

  • While you can use a big cookie scoop, I like smaller cookies.
  • Instead of mixing M&M’s into the cookie dough, I gently pressed them into the cookie dough balls. I tried to make sure to get a white M&M, a pink M&M, and some red M&M candies in each cookie. I like the chocolatey goodness of M&M candies.
  • If you want a cookie with more chocolate, add some white chocolate chips.
  • While this is a Valentine’s version, you could use any colorful M&M candies.
  • You’ll have extra M&M candies left over. Feel free to press more into the cookie dough ball. I only did a few because I didn’t want a cookie covered in the candies.

How do you store Valentine’s M&M Cookies

Once the baked cookies have cooled, store them in an airtight container.

When you’re ready to share, package them up in a cute tin or gift box, add a heartfelt note, and watch as smiles light up their faces.

More Valentine’s Day Recipes

If you don’t have time to bake Valentine’s Day M&M’s cookies, try these Valentine’s cookie pops or brown sugar M&M cookie bars. For more of a candy treat try this Valentine’s fudge or Valentine’s bark.

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Easy Valentine’s Day M&M’s Cookies

Whether you're celebrating a romantic dinner for two or a cozy gathering with friends, these cookies are sure to make Valentine's Day even sweeter. So grab your apron, preheat your oven, and let the baking begin!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Cookies Bars and Brownies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 54


  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter at room temperature
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • cup Brown Sugar packed
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 ¼ cups Flour
  • cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 bag Valentine's M&M's


  • Preheat oven to 350℉ and line baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients, whisking to combine.
    2 ¼ cups Flour, ⅔ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, 1 teaspoon Baking Soda, ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars.
    1 cup Unsalted Butter, ¾ cup Sugar, ⅔ cup Brown Sugar
  • Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract.
    2 large Eggs, 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Stir in the flour mixture until it is incorporated. Using a cookie scoop, roll the dough into balls and place it on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Press Valentine's M&M's into each ball, trying not to flatten the cookie dough.

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