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Halloween M&M Cookies are a dark chocolate cookie filled with Halloween colored M&M’s. The super soft chocolatey cookie comes together easily and has that fun festive look!

chocolate cookies with m&m's for halloween.

Halloween M&M Cookies

M&M’s are a very popular candy, no matter what time of year it may be. Every season they release new colors fitting for the holiday. Halloween M&M’s come in different colored assortments ranging from black and orange to purple and green. Either one you choose will look great, and taste better. You can find my Christmas M&M Cookies on my site, too!

I love this cookies because they look festive but take no more work than regular cookies. Easy but festive is totally my jam. So, when you sit down to watch Hocus Pocus keep your plate full of Halloween M&M cookies close!

chocolate M&M cookies for halloween

What are the ingredients in these Halloween M&M Cookies?

You already know that you’ll need Halloween M&M’s for these cookies, but here’s a look at all of the ingredients you’re going to want to have on hand.

  • Butter, softened
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla
  • Flour
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Halloween Colored M&M’s

The exact measurements and steps to take are all in the recipe card down below!



How to make Halloween M&M Cookies

Preheat your oven to 350° while you make the cookie dough, this will help cut down on the time that you have to wait before getting to eat them! #ProTip

In a large bowl, cream together your butter and sugars. Then add in the egg and vanilla. Continue beating until the mix is lighter in color and looks creamy. You can do this with a hand mixer or a stand mixer. I’ve done it both ways!

Next, add all of the other dry ingredients to the dough, mixing until its almost completely combined. Add in the milk to help moisten the dough and then finish mixing until the dough is soft. 

chocolate cookie dough with m&m's being mixed in

Fold in the M&M’s and then scoop out your cookie dough into equal-sized balls and arrange on a cookie sheet. 

I use a #50 cookie scoop to help ensure that my dough balls are all uniform and the same size. After scooping, roll the dough into a  nice ball, this will help the finished cookie have a smooth finish. 

I always take 2 or 3 M&M’s and place them on top of the cookie before baking, this is totally optional and just for decorative purposes. Psst. look at that little helper hand! I’m going to miss when those little hands get big!

adding additional m&m's on top of the cookies before baking

Bake your cookies at 350° for about 8 minutes and let them cool completely on the pan before removing (or eating!)

What are Halloween M&M Cookies?

Halloween M&M cookies are delicious chocolate cookies with colorful M&M’s in them. Not only do they help bring a little festive fun to the spooky holiday, but they also taste great! 

half eaten halloween m&m cookie

How do you keep your cookies from getting crunchy?

One of the saddest parts about making cookies is when they go from soft and chewy to hard and crunchy. Definitely do not over bake the cookies! That will result in dry, crumbly cookies. It is difficult to tell with chocolate cookies, so my rule of thumb is this: as soon as the tops are not glossy, take them out of the oven!

How to Store your Halloween M&M Cookies

Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 days. You can even put a slice of bread in with the cookies, then they will be extra soft!

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Halloween M&M Cookies

Halloween M&M Cookies are a dark chocolate cookie filled with Halloween colored M&M's. The super soft chocolatey cookie comes together easily and has that fun festive look!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 24


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 11.4 oz bag halloween colored m&m's


  • Cream together the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar.
  • Add the egg and vanilla. Mix until light in color and creamy.
  • Add in the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt), mix into the dough. When the dry ingredients are about halfway mixed in, add the milk to the dough. Mix until completely combined. The dough will be very soft.
  • Fold in the M&M's
  • Scoop or roll the cookie dough out into equal sized balls. Arrange on a cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350° for 7-9 minutes or until the cookies are puffy and no longer glossy on top.
  • Allow the cookies to cool completely on the pan. Enjoy!


Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 187IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
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