Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Thick and chewy cookies peanut butter cookies loaded with M&M chocolate candies.

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These Peanut Butter M&M Cookies are our new favourite cookies! What could be better than M&M cookies that are peanut butter? The flavours are a match made in heaven! Make them into Christmas cookies as well by using Christmas M&M’s!

Peanut Butter with Colorful M&M Cookies

This summer we were so darn busy camping every weekend that I barely baked a cookie. Oh, fine, I know I baked up my skillet cookies and desserts while camping, but it’s been a long time since I’ve fired up the KitchenAid stand mixer and really delved into a batch of cooking baking. Muffins? Ha! I don’t think I made a single batch this summer!

So back to school means back to the kitchen for me, back to a quasi-schedule (I’m really trying to get back into schedule and it’s not working, more on that another time) and back to baking school and after-school treats for the kids. While these cookies won’t make it into the kids lunches (they have peanut butter in them) they most certainly have made it into the rotation of after school treats.

I have a thing for M&M’s and baking with them. They just come in so many sizes and flavors, each delicious in their own right..and the colors! How can you lose with those bright-colored beauties?

pack of bright-colored M&M's

As I am sure you are all well aware I have a peanut butter addiction, especially when it comes to sweet treats. This cookie just makes sense to me, by pairing my favorite flavor in M&M’s with a great cookie base.

adding bright-colored M&M's to peanut butter cookie dough

The end result is a thick cookie, like my Thick & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, with little peanut butter delights baked into them.

If you are looking for more peanut butter cookies ideas, I pulled a couple from the Life Made Delicious website.

Or these Peanut Butter-Pecan Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies recipe? It uses Bisquick! Get outta town!

How is your back to school going? It’s been three weeks and I keep hoping I’m going to get back into it more…and I swear I just keep forgetting more and more things every week!



New Fashioned peanut butter cookies: Peanut butter cookies using a cakemix. I am seriously intrigued!

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Thick and chewy cookies peanut butter cookies loaded with M&M chocolate candies.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
12 minutes
24 cookies
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter chunky or smooth
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups M&M’s candies


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment or a hand mixer, beat the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the peanut butter until combined. Beat in the egg until combined completely, then add the vanilla.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in the M&M’s.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and the middle of the cookies is just set, then remove from the oven.
  • Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a baking rack to cool completely.
  • Store in a closed container at room temperature for up to 5 days or freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 24g, Calories: 220kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 26mg, Sodium: 169mg, Potassium: 29mg, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 175IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 33mg, Iron: 0.9mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Theressa says

    Thanks so much for sharing all these great posts i haven’t baked in a while but this year i am going to bake up a storm for Christmas gifts

    • thekitchenmagpie says

      Theressa You go, girl! I love Christmas baking, but it DOES get a little overwhelming! I will have TONS of Christmas  cookies this year on the site, stay tuned! 

  2. shannonr25 says

    Could you replace the butter with peanut butter? 

  3. Rambling Tart says

    I love the bright colors in these peanutty cookies. 🙂 I haven’t made many cookies lately either, but will be remedying that soon. 🙂

    • thekitchenmagpie says

      @Rambling Tart They are just so darn cheery, aren’t they? I’ve been such a cookie slacker… but yes, with back to school it’s back to baking!!!

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