M&M Cookies


How was everyone’s weekend?  We had a wonderful weekend of hanging out with friends, visiting with my brother and sister-in-law who were here from Syracuse, seeing a minor league baseball game (hooray for my first baseball game of the summer!) and Mr. Wishes ran in his first Tough Mudder endurance race with some of his friends on Sunday.  This race is a 12 mile course that contains many unique obstacles that include running over fire, army crawling through a mud pit with barbed wire overhead and sprinting through a field of live wires, carrying as much as 10,000 volts of electric shock.  I’m convinced that this race is only for CRAZY people!  But I’m proud of Mr. Wishes for challenging himself and all of the hard work he put into training for it.

Now let’s talk cookies.  M&M cookies are my weakness as you can’t go wrong with a soft and chewy cookie chock full of M&M’s.  Not only do these cookies have M&M’s, but they have chocolate chips also.  To top it off, they have a secret ingredient that make them moist and soft. Who would have ever guessed that this secret ingredient is instant vanilla pudding mix?!  The pudding mix helps keep the inside soft and the outside crisp while adding a little flavor.

These will cure your Monday blues.  Enjoy!

M&M Cookies with chocolate chips and mini M&M's

M&M Cookies with chocolate chips and mini M&M's


*makes 2 dozen cookies*

1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1-1 1/2 cups Mini M & M’s


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Line a large baking sheet with a silpat mat or parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, cream your butter and sugars until well combined.  Add your egg and vanilla mixing to combine.  Add your flour, pudding mix, baking soda and salt, stirring to combine. Add chocolate chips and M and M’s  – stir to combine.
With a medium cookie scoop, place dough 1 inch apart from each other. Bake for 10-12 minutes until cooked through.  Let cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Recipe source: adapted from pickypalate.com

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These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

32 Responses to “M&M Cookies”

  1. July 29, 2013 at 2:07 AM #

    Agreed! You can’t go wrong with soft and chewy cookies, they’re my personal favorite way to eat cookies!

    • July 29, 2013 at 4:05 PM #

      Same here, Christina!

  2. July 29, 2013 at 6:40 AM #

    Beautiful AND fun, Ashley! Have a great week ahead!

  3. July 29, 2013 at 8:04 AM #

    Pudding cookies are the best! Love these, Ashley! Glad y’all had a great weekend, and way to go to Mr. Wishes!!

  4. July 29, 2013 at 9:51 AM #

    LOOOVE that these m&m cookies have the pudding!

  5. July 29, 2013 at 11:08 AM #

    I love the vanilla pudding idea . . . it’s so great in cakes!

    • July 29, 2013 at 4:04 PM #

      I’ve never tried it in a cake…I must try!

  6. July 29, 2013 at 11:34 AM #

    I agree Ashley, chewy drop cookies always cure the Monday blues. And, yours look very yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  7. July 29, 2013 at 3:54 PM #

    So simple, yet SO good. There is really nothing quite like a good ole M&M cookie :).

  8. July 29, 2013 at 7:55 PM #

    My weekend was pretty full of work through mid this week, so then I’m going to take a 4 day weekend and make these cookie and do nothing! 🙂

    • July 30, 2013 at 12:11 AM #

      Sounds good! Enjoy your 4 day weekend!

  9. July 29, 2013 at 9:06 PM #

    Looks delicious, Ashley!

  10. July 29, 2013 at 10:22 PM #

    Good for your hubs for running a tough mudder. I like the spartan race better, no live wires! And I like cookies too 🙂

    • July 30, 2013 at 12:10 AM #

      Yeah he did a great job!

  11. July 29, 2013 at 10:38 PM #

    I love these recipes with pudding mix. I have I make and love. I bet these are eaten up in no time at all. Great recipe – I’ll be sure to make them.

    • July 30, 2013 at 12:11 AM #

      They definitely were! Thanks, Vicki!

  12. July 30, 2013 at 12:47 AM #

    That tough mudder is some intense stuff! Love these cookies a lot!! Pinning!

    • July 30, 2013 at 12:48 AM #

      Thanks so much, Gloria!

  13. July 30, 2013 at 9:44 AM #

    Congrats to Mr. Wishes on completing the Tough Mudder race – I am also convinced that it is only for crazy people. These cookies look great! I haven’t tried the vanilla pudding cookies yet but need to soon.

    • July 30, 2013 at 12:24 PM #

      You are correct, Eva! It IS only for crazy people 🙂

  14. August 1, 2013 at 2:06 AM #

    Whoa!!! Now that looks AWESOME! I’ll say “Yes please!” to this cookie any day. So colorful and cute! 😉

  15. August 11, 2013 at 7:25 PM #

    The race sounds tiring. The cookies sound delightful! I guess it all evens out 🙂

    • August 11, 2013 at 9:02 PM #

      You’re so right! 😉 Thanks Ilan.


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