Soft and Fluffy M&M Cookies

I have fond memories of going to the grocery store with my mom as a kid (don’t judge me, I like to eat.) As soon as we walked through the door, I would beeline straight to the bakery counter because duh, free samples. While everything they made was delicious, I had a special place in my heart (and stomach) for their M&M cookies. Those cookies were seriously soft little bits of Heaven.

The grocery store has since closed down and I’ve been searching for the perfect M&M cookie recipe ever since. About a year ago, I came across this recipe for chocolate chip cookies made with vanilla pudding mix and they are quite easily the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made. The vanilla pudding mix makes them the perfect amount of fluffy, like cookie clouds. The second time I made them, I decided to toss in some M&Ms instead of chocolate chips, and I think this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to the M&M cookies I used to love from the grocery store bakery (which in hindsight seems like a weird compliment, but I swear they’re amazing.) I’ve adapted the recipe below to make a much smaller batch as the original makes 72 cookies and I know my roommates would kill me if I left 6 dozen cookies sitting on the kitchen counter.

I hope you enjoy eating these as much as I do!

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The Softest M&M Cookies

Makes 36 cookies.

Ingredients:

(See original recipe here)

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup softened butter
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 regular package instant vanilla pudding mix (just the mix, 3.4 ounces)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups M&Ms (I prefer mini, but the store I went to only had regular-sized )

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix flour and baking soda together in medium-sized bowl and set aside for later use.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugars together until smooth.
  4. Beat in the eggs, vanilla, and instant pudding mix.
  5. Add in the flour and baking soda.
  6. Add the M&Ms (then shove the rest of the bag into your mouth.)
  7. Take a spoon and drop cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes in oven until edges are golden brown.
  8. Don’t share with anyone. I won’t blame you, I get it.

I’d love to know what you guys think of this recipe. Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading! 🙂

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