Classic M&M cookies that are all dressed up for Valentine’s day with pink, white, and red M&ms. These Valentine M&M Cookies are chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. The perfect Valentine’s day dessert.
Valentine’s day is almost here which means that love is in the air. That also means valentine’s day cards, those heart-shaped sweetheart candies, and of course boxes and boxes of chocolate. But this year if you want to wow your loved ones with some homemade goodness these cookies are the thing. They are easy to make and quick too.
Ready for some cookies? Let’s get that mixer to work.
What you will need:
- Pastry flour. All-purpose flour works too just cut it down to just 2 cups.
- Baking soda
- Salted butter or unsalted whichever you prefer.
- Brown sugar
- Egg yolk. Save that egg white for an egg-white omelet later.
- Vanilla extract
- Valentine M&Ms. Can’t find them? No problem the original M&Ms work just the same.
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 large baking sheets
- Parchment paper or a silicone mat
- Small cookie scoop
- Electric standing mixer with a paddle attachment
Making the dough
The first thing we are going to do is whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Set that aside until we are ready to incorporate it into the recipe.
Using an electric stand mixer we are going to cream the softened butter until is light and fluffy.
What happens if my butter is cold instead of room temperature?
If the butter is still cold it will be difficult to cream and it can make the cookies dense and unable to spread while baking. The same goes for the opposite if the butter is melted will produce flat chewy cookies. If this is the texture you are after that is totally okay.
Back to the recipe
Beat the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. While the mixer is on low slowly add the dry ingredients to the mixture ½ cup at a time to avoid any floury mess. Mix until everything is well combined then add the chocolate chips and M&Ms. Don’t mix too much or too high because this can break the M&Ms.
Once the dough is all combined cover and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Why refrigerator the dough?
Chilling the cookie dough before it bakes solidifies the fat in the cookies. By doing this the fat in the chilled dough will take longer to melt than room-temperature fat. This will make the cookie less spreadable. Creating a nice thick cookie.
After the dough has chilled preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a small cookie scooper scoop the cookie dough and place them on a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat 1 ½ inch apart. Bake for 10-13 minutes.
After they have cooled for a few minutes get out the glass of milk and enjoy.
Valentine M&M Cookies
- 2 cup + 2tbsp Pastry Flour
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 3/4 cup Salted Butter Room temperature and softened
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1 Egg Room Temperature
- 1 Egg Yolk Room Temperature
- 1½ tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup Valentine M&Ms plus more for the tops
- 1/2 cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
- In a medium-size bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- Using an electric mixer with a paddle attachment cream the butter on high speed for 1 minute. Add both of the sugars and beat until creamy.
- Beat the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract until combined.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients with the mixer on low speed and mix until everything is combined.
- Stir in the M&Ms and chocolate chips.
- Cover and chill the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 375° Farenheight. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator. Place 1-1½ tbsp amount of dough onto the baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Top with more M&Ms if you like. Bake for 9-12 minutes.
- Allow them to cool for 15 minutes.
We hope you all enjoy! If you make this Valentine M&M Cookie recipe be sure to tag us on Instagram @wonderandcharm or use the hashtag #wonderandcharm. We would love to see your photos.
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