peanut butter m&m cookies.

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let’s get on with the peanut buttery goodness.despite the little m&m cracks, i’d like to crown these cookies the most perfect cookie i’ve ever made. perhaps not as pretty as my mini chocolate chip cookie sandwiches with cream cheese icing (you don’t want to miss those, by the way!), but these babies take the cake for tastiest, fluffiest, chewiest, and peanut buttery-est (i don’t even care. that’s totally a word in my book now) cookie i’ve ever baked.

look at how thick those are!

ever since i made my rainbow m&m cookies, i’ve been wanting to try a peanut buttery spin-off.

rainbow m&m cookies

i bought a bag of easter colored m&ms with the intention of just sitting them on my desk at work but let’s be serious. i obviously had to bake with them. 

peanut butter m&m cookies

(categorized under cookies)

makes 2 dozen small-ish cookies

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened to room temp
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup m&ms


  1. In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand alone mixer, cream the butter and sugars together.
  2. Stir in the peanut butter, egg, and vanilla (in that order).
  3. Slowly mix in the baking soda and flour. Do not overmix.
  4. Fold in the m&ms and chill the dough for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Drop chilled dough by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet or silpat.
  7. Bake for 9 minutes. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack. Enjoy!
*i accidentally baked for over 10 minutes which is why the m&ms began to slightly crack. bake these for 9 minutes.

ps- i think you’ll enjoy these sweet eats too ;)

peanut butter rolo cookies

peanut butter rolo cookies

chewy oatmeal m&m cookies

chewy oatmeal m&m cookies

1 giant reese’s pieces peanut butter cookie

1 giant reese's pieces peanut butter cookie



  1. Oh my! These look soooo good. Are those M&M’s the standard chocolate ones? We don’t have the pastel coloured ones here in the UK.

    I came from FoodBuzz (FunkyCrunky on there). Fantastic baking site. Please come check out my baking site at Sweet 2 Eat Baking. Thanks.

    • hey lisa! love your blog. the m&ms are the standard chocolate m&ms in pastel colors for easter. regular colored m&ms would be just as wonderful. 🙂

      • Thanks Sally. Pity we don’t get pretty pastel coloured M&M’s here, such a shame. The UK doesn’t tend to celebrate holidays half as much as over the pond. Barely had 2 people knock at Halloween. Ah well, I’ll have to make do! 🙂

  2. Oh these look divine! I am really trying to be good and eat healthy, but its like food porn here today. My mouth is watering! Beautiful pics.

  3. Your cookies look too soft and chewy to be true 😀
    And may I ask which M&Ms you used? They are so retro 😀

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  4. Those are gorgeous! Love the m&ms. So so good!

  5. very cute!!!

  6. I may not have even had breakfast, but I sure as heck want cookies now! Is it lunchtime yet?

  7. you have the best goodies! I want these cookies..PB & M&Ms…cannot go wrong!! So cute for spring/Easter, too!

  8. elsellin says:

    Peanut butter and m&m’s together are perfect! Great cookies

  9. These are adorable! But, I’m all over those Peanut Butter Rolo Cookies. I won’t even buy rolo’s because I eat all of them in one sitting. A very dangerous candy to have around the house. Don’t even get me started on Milk Duds! You’re just going to have to ship some of those Rolo Cookies to me because I can’t be trusted to bake with them. Thanks for linking up! xoxo

  10. Wow! These cookies look so delicious. I tried to make some with normal m&m a couple of weeks ago but my cookies looked awful. The m&m lost the color and the dough was a dirty mix. At one point I did something wrong.

    • thank you! add the m&m’s to the batter LAST. and mix very gently. bake right away so the m&m colors will not leek off into the batter. 🙂

  11. Wow..Sally these are really beautiful and I m just wondering how will they taste? Will try them definitely !

  12. I love peanut butter cookies! I love m&m’s. I know I’m going to love these!

  13. I love the pastel coloured M & M’s. I can’t say I’ve ever seen them before. They look awesome though!

  14. looks appetizing..hhmmmm…

  15. Very pretty! I never knew you could bake normal M&Ms! For some reason I had the notion in my mind that M&Ms made special baking versions which I couldn’t find where I stay and to bake normal M&Ms make the coating turn to rock. Clearly not true!

  16. Most of the time I am a baker of scrumptious low-sugar treats, but your delectable photos are leading me astray…

  17. These look sooooooooooo declicious. Wow. Yum. And Thank You!

  18. Yum yum yum yum yum! They look delicious and I bet they taste it too! Thanks for sharing, your blog is awesome. I am now following and I’m looking forward to making some of your awesome treats! 🙂

  19. theyellowranger says:

    YUM! These look so delicious and perfect for Easter. I never would have thought of pastel m&m’s. Great photos too. They make the food really stand out.

    Congrats on FP!

  20. Peanut butter and chocolate…can anything be a better combination? These cookies look wonderful.

  21. These sound delicious and I think this is just the week to try them! 😉
    What is ‘all purpose flour’? We have plain or self-raising here in the UK.

  22. These cookies look yummy! Are peanut butter M&M’s only available in America? If so, can you substitute them with Reese’s Pieces?

    • i used regular m&ms in this recipe. the dough is peanut butter. but you may definitely use reese’s pieces in place of m&ms if you wish!

  23. Loving the pastel twist to these cookies with the easter M&M! 🙂

  24. YUM … I really like the look of these, must copy down the recipe thanks for sharing

  25. omg these actually look incredible, I want to try them all! I love the colour of the Easter m&ms, we don’t have them in Ireland 😦

  26. Hello! I am from Philippines and I love the pastel version of M&Ms, I wish we have it here. Anyhow, I will try making this peanut butter cookies for my sister’s birthday on April 6th. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  27. These look delicious! I love any sweet treat with peanut butter in it!! 🙂

  28. Oh boy!! I want one!! 😉

  29. elementgravity says:

    Wonderful website. I can’t wait to try this recipe at home!

  30. Nice!! 😀

  31. Gorgeous cookies, Sal! Huge PB/choc fans here at my house — thanks for the Easter idea! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed, too!

  32. oh boy! im hungry now though i just had my lunch 😀

  33. Gorgeous cookies, Sal! Huge PB/choc fans at my house, so thanks for the Easter idea — and congrats on being Freshly Pressed!!

  34. Congrats on being Pressed Sally! Very nice site. Would love to add your post to my Marti Ink blog this coming weekend under “Head-turning Headlines.” Your recipe will go in the creativity section. Great looking post!

  35. bigspender90 says:

    Oh my god these recipes look amazing! I just made Easter cookies, but with Creme Eggs! I’m a peanut butter fiend so I’m definitely going to try these out, especially the Reices one!

  36. These sound wonderfully delicious! Off to google conversions from American to British measurements!

  37. Reblogged this on leevero.

  38. I want these cookies right now! Can’t wait to try the recipe – thanks!

  39. Yum im trying this out asap !! :))

    Check out my blog if u get a chance

  40. looks so yummy, just copied your recipe.. thanks for sharing.

  41. It’s only 6:24 a.m. here…but I’m SOOOOOO hungry for these! Thanks. Thanks a whole lot.


  42. These look so sweet! I bet Reese’s Pieces would send them over the top!
    Great recipe and congrats on being Freshly Pressed 🙂

  43. hey sally !! Your mm cookies are awesome !! Where do you get all of these recipes from ?

    • hi there! i get a lot of recipe ideas from recipe books and other recipes i find online. and i think some up in my head too. 🙂 i’m inspired by a lot!

  44. omg they are sooo pretty !

  45. Lotto Results says:

    Ha ha ! You can actually play crosswords on these cakes. Congratulations on being freshly pressed!

  46. They look veryveryveryveryvery awesome. shared with my friend to see if she can cake popify them. You might like her sight.

    She bakes, I eat!

  47. Where are the m&m’s at? Imma make myself some cooooookiiiieeees 🙂

  48. Yum yum! I want some, they look so good

  49. We also love cookies too much. M&M’s are also very famous in Turkey, too. Thanks for sharing this nice recipes…

    By the way, we also have some nice cokiee recipes in our site. You can check it from our english version. (

    We like it.


  50. Look good! Makes me want to bake one! LOL. Great job! 🙂

  51. I love the Easter version! I need to try those this week!

  52. I love the pastel colors of the m&ms on the cookie. So pretty.

  53. Oh my, those cookies. Definitely making those for Easter!

  54. COOKIES are literally my favourite thing in the entire world!! please do not think I am weird but I do believe after seeing these pics that I am a tiny bit in love with your baking skills 😀 will definately be trying these out, along with pretty much everything you’ve posted! wonderful!! 😀

    • i don’t think that’s weird at all! you are so sweet, thank you SO much for the compliment. it makes my day hearing that. 🙂

  55. ohmygod these look and sound amazing, thank you for bringing the recipe into my life 🙂 Where did you get pastel M&Ms from??

  56. Love the easter colored M&Ms, and these cookies sound delish!

  57. they look delicious 🙂

  58. I’m going to try these out this weekend! thanks!

  59. I love that they say m m m on them. Almost exhorting how delicious they are! Looking great!

  60. Yum! I can’t wait to try these. I also love your pictures 🙂

  61. Those cookies look delicious and your photos are amazing!

  62. Love your blog! I think I’m going to have to do some extra running just to make up for looking at all this deliciousness! Keep up the tasty posting.

  63. This is my new favorite blog…great work!

  64. These look INCREDIBLE, Sally. I love them – you’ve got yourself another follower 😀

  65. These look mouth-watering and just plain fantastic, Sally!
    Nice work!

  66. Reblogged this on Sass, Brass & Bullets and commented:
    Ok, so this isn’t shooting related…but it’s Peanut Butter M&M cookies. I couldn’t help myself!

  67. These look delicious!! Absolutely mouth-watering!! 🙂
    Unfortunately I’m allergic to peanuts BUT that is not going to stop me from using Chocolate m&m’s instead!
    Thank you for the lovely recipe! 😉

  68. creativity is my thing, you know! says:

    OMG yummie!

  69. Great ideas here !!! My fav Rolo thing is to make brownies in a mini muffin tin and sink a Rolo into each one. I’ll be back to check out more of your site….oh, congrats on the FP !

  70. Gosh, you’re killing me. I can’t eat sweets for a few more weeks, but when I can, I’m making those cookies. My mouth is drooling, no kidding. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing it 🙂


  71. Those look amaaaazing! Maybe a baking project for the holiday weekend…

  72. Love the photos! Very cute.

  73. Hi Sally –
    The cookies look soo yummy! They are perfect for Easter, but I can’t decide which one I want to try first — the pastel M & M peanut butter cookies, or the giant Reeses pieces peanut butter cookie! Decisions! Decisions!

  74. Hi Sally – The cookies look sooo yummy! I think they are perfect for Easter, but I can’t decide if I want to try the M & M peanut butter cookies first, or the giant Reese’s pieces cookie! Decisions! Decisions!

  75. These are so festive! I usually set out a bowl of the pastel M&Ms at Easter. I think I’ll try making these this week! Thanks!!

  76. These looks amazing. I’m stuck at work and I want to make them now 🙂

  77. maryfollowsthelamb says:

    M&Ms plus peanut butter cookies sound really, really good to me! They look good too! Thank you for sharing.

  78. And of COURSE I find your post right when I had promised myself to stop baking and be good for a while… maybe I will have to redefine the terms of “good”. Plus, baking is something we do to share with company, right? So really it’s for the benefit of others, not just me. It’s an act of kindness for my fellow men.

    Yes, I have just convinced myself. When I am done with my crazy Europe traveling spree, I will begin a crazy baking spree. Lovely post! Lovely blog!

  79. Congratulations on being “Freshly Pressed.” I don’t think there’s anyone who could deserve it more than a person with enough wisdom, zeal, and generosity to offer us PEANUT BUTTER and CHOCOLATE on the same page! Thanks.

    Gorgeous photos too.

  80. omg those look so good, and festive!

  81. Wow those pictures made me hungry!

  82. I’m excited to try your recipe with the white chocolate M&M’s! Thanks!

  83. Oh my goodness these look like the sort of thing I’d regret making as I’d eat them all. I love this post! Saving this post!

  84. Imma have to make these…..”runs to the 24 hours shop”

  85. Sold! I’m picking up the ingredients on the way home although I’m torn between M&Ms and the Rolos!

  86. I love M&M cookies. I never though of making peanut butter ones…I will have to try your recipe.

  87. madisoncary says:

    YUM! and lovely pics, too!

  88. Ohhh yummy! I was looking for the very recipe the other for Easter treats to bundle up! I made just Peanut Butter ones instead. The easter M&M’s will go perfect with my pastel printable gift tags
    I’ll have to give these a try! Thanks! 🙂

  89. omg they look AMAZING. Must try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  90. These cookies look so yummy!!! I think I may have to buy some M&M’s and make some for Sunday!! Thanks for sharing:)

  91. The cookies are super cute–and such a good idea for Easter. Mmm…an easter basket filled with pastel-colored peanut butter m&m cookies. Sounds good to me!

  92. i know i’m on a diet, but now I want those cookies! I’m sending the recipe to my mother.

  93. Reblogged this on Tried, Tested, and True Mommy and commented:
    I’m going to make this for my daughter!

  94. Reblogged this on Sweet, Salty 'N Sour and commented:
    Great! Those look so delicious and follow the spring/easter time fever! My readers, be prepared! I’ll be posting some springy ideas soon!

  95. Oh wow now I am ever craving even more lol 😀

  96. YUM! Thank goodness I just bought some new peanut butter. Thank you for the recipe. The photos are so lovely. I think I’m going to ignore my work today and bake these!

  97. Simplesmente delicioso!

  98. oneandonlyrachel. says:

    YUMMY! So happy I just came across your blog. Baking yummy treats is the only “specialty” I have interest in, in the cooking department. Can’t wait to get started on some of these yummy recipes you have! Thanks so much for sharing!

  99. Great job on being freshly pressed! These look incredible! The pictures are so great! What type of a camera do you use?

  100. i think u should make some and mail them to me lol !!!

  101. archijeks says:


  102. fwfforwomen says:

    Reblogged this on Faithful with Finances for Women and commented:
    So cute for Easter!!! These look classic and yummy.

  103. fatinsyairah says:

    Hey there. What a nice recipe you have here… Some of my friends made these cookies and refused to share their “secret recipe:” to me so I was super glad when I saw your blog post in the freshly pressed column!
    CONGRATULATIONS and thank you for such a nice recipe!


  104. Reblogged this on deliciouscravings.

  105. michaelangelowrites says:

    Yummy. What a great delight! I want these M&M’s. They’re the best!

  106. I made these before when I had some left over M&M’s and was making peanut butter cookes… they are good and the pastel colors make them very spring 🙂

  107. thegirlbehindthepen says:

    Reblogged this on MissCielotheJournalist.

  108. Sally, these are adorable! I love the Easter-esque mini chunky cookies; they look so scrumptious! Keep up the good work, girl 🙂

  109. Sweets and Sweaters says:

    Reblogged this on Sweets and Sweaters.

  110. Sweets and Sweaters says:

    This is quite possibly THE most delicious thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Must. Bake. These. Very. Soon.
    Thank you, dessert angel.

  111. Being an absolute fan of both peanut butter and chocolate, I think this is great! Hoping they’ll make their way to my kitchen sometime soon too! 🙂

  112. Yummy!!! I also want!!

  113. youwouldalwayswin says:

    These look amazing! I just got into baking and I think I’m going to start with this! They all look so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe! 🙂

  114. youwouldalwayswin says:

    Reblogged this on Swallowed up in the sound of my screaming. and commented:
    Reblogging for future references. Because these are just yummy amazing.

  115. These cookies look fantastic!! I love the colors. I’m gonna have to make a batch (or two) for Easter! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  116. My friend would LOVE these! Definitely going to make them for her birthday!

  117. Oh dear, they look delicious!MMMM!

  118. Sweet Princess Style says:

    Sweet recipes! Thanks for sharing! I’m gonna try those m&m’s cookies very soon. 🙂

  119. Yum!! These look so delicious and remind me of baking with my mom! As kids, these were inevitably the kinds of things we always wanted to bake with her. Thanks for posting! I gotta run now… Off to buy some m&m’s!

  120. These look really great! Cannot wait to try them!

  121. I have just discovered your blog and I’m in sweet, sugary heaven!!!! Thank you for un-ashamedly spreading the joy of baking!!!

  122. Reblogged this on Veliz's Jig-Saw Minds and commented:
    Hmm… I want to bake it! Looks so Yummy and Cute!

  123. looks delish! I will have to try soon.

  124. yummy …cant wait to try them am such a sucker for M&Ms

  125. Holli Henry says:

    Now you made me hungry!!

  126. YUMMMMMY I’m soooooooo making those today !!!!!

  127. wow these cookies look yummy, I’m definitely going to give them a try 🙂

  128. I think I got a peanut butter M&M cookie craving now lol Can’t believe I’ve never heard this done before either when it just sounds so tasty.

  129. Reblogged this on Outsider's Window.

  130. I think I may have to do some baking tonight. But I am going to sub out the regular m&ms for peanut butter ones.

  131. Yum! I get to hankering for peanut butter cookies about once a year. I’ll have to try these when the craving hits!

  132. i feel as if i have totally ingested the ENTIRE plate of cookies and now i feel guilty for ‘virtually’ munching down the cookies and calories! i have a pool of saliva wallowing around in my mouth as i tie both of my hands around my back, so as to not take the car keys and run down to the store and buy all the ingredients to make these delectable cookies! i know these babies are YUMMMMMY! they are as colorful as my father’s art work too(which is posted on my blog ;-)!! ). i’m kinda scared to follow this blog because i know it’s all delicious stuff but, with courage, yes, i will follow. great post!

  133. Reblogged this on …At Your Fingertips and commented:
    I can never resist a good cookie and couldn’t help but reblog this one–delicous and just in time for Easter

  134. Thank you so much for these great M&M cookie recepies! I will be checking back for others for sure!

  135. I love making M&M Peanut Butter cookies! A cool thing too is since they always have seasonal M&Ms you can do fun holiday themed ones 🙂

  136. alotonyourplate says:

    Omg these look amazing!!!!!!

  137. Oh I wish my boyfriend wasn’t allergic to peanuts!! These look too good!

  138. These look great! I already love M&M cookies, so me and my son are going to try these Easter goodies this weekend – the chewy oatmeal ones too.

  139. pernillabredolt says:

    Lovely cakes! I also love baking but do not like eating it up.

  140. This is so amazing, my two favorite concepts in one – cookies and the marvel that is m’n’ms.
    In so many ways, I’m upset that I found you blog – largely because that diet of mine is out the bloody window!

  141. These cookies look so yum! 🙂

  142. They actually look sooo tasty!!

  143. Just made these (doubled it!) and they are completely divine. Added choc chips but other wise left it as is. Thank you, Sally!!

  144. Looks so yummy! My daughter has a peanut allergy, so I think I will try these with almond butter… so yummy! Thanks for posting and congrats!

  145. These look so pretty and I bet they would be amazingly delicious!
    I can’t wait to give them a try 😀

  146. Those look too delectable to exist outside of the realm of ideas /platoreference

  147. Oh my goodness! Where have you been all my life?? I’m baking these cookies this weekend. Drop by my blog and you’ll see who’s going to fight over the crumbs 🙂 Love your blog.

  148. WOW. What a gorgeous recipe and blog. Congrats on your success! So glad I found your site. 🙂

  149. I totally dig your pastel m&m cookies!:) Congrats on being on FP sweetie! I am now following your awesome blog! 🙂

  150. omg those look so yummy! totally want some 🙂

    xo Lisa

  151. Not sure I’m happy about how hungry you’ve made me but the cookies look delicious!

  152. Independent Scentsy Consultant Terri Smith says:

    These look delicious!

  153. These look so delicious! 🙂 Would love to try them out. Could you suggest any substitute for egg though?

  154. WOW! This looks soo yumm. Will try soon and send you a picture 🙂

  155. flashback80style says:

    I sure wish these were close enough to get. I’m no baker but i might just have to fire up this stove and get flour everywhere for this recipe. Looks yummy and makes a cute display.

  156. It’s a good idea…delicious:D

  157. This looks amazing! Thank you.

  158. Now this is my kind of baking! Simple, easy and you know it’s going to taste good.

  159. Great looking blog! I am a total chocolate chip cookie addict, so thanks for the excuse to whip up a fresh batch of my homemade crack!?.. 😉

  160. Yummy!

  161. these look great– salty & sweet!

  162. I know it’s a bit late but you have inspired me to create something for myself – I am going to try and make Cadbury Creme Egg Cookies! experimental but i think they will be great 😀 thank you for all your awsome recipies!!


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