We are a cookie-loving family, and we love lots of different mix-ins.  This week I bought a bag of Easter M&M’s, and my boys were eager to help me mix up a batch of our favorite cookies.  I was more than happy to oblige.  ☺  Instead of just adding in the candy as it is, I like to “smash” them up first.  It gives the cookies tons of little flecks of chocolate throughout them, plus small and large chunks of chocolate and candy pieces.  We LOVE Smashed M&M Cookies!

Smashed M&M Cookies |

This particular cookie dough recipe is one of our tried and true favorites, and it’s great with so many things.  It’s not a traditional chocolate chip dough–kind of a cross between that and a sugar cookie dough.  I love that it takes just a few minutes to put together, and literally within 20 minutes, you can have fresh cookies straight out of your oven!!

Smashed M&M Cookies |

These were seriously gone in one afternoon.  YUM!!!!


5 from 1 vote
Kierste Wade | Old Salt Farm
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24


  • 1 c. butter
  • ½ c. white sugar
  • ½ c. brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ¼ c. flour
  • ¾ t. baking soda
  • ½ t. salt
  • 1 bag chocolate M&M candies, 12 oz.


  • Mix butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in egg. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix. It will seem crumbly at first, but keep mixing--it will come together to be a thick dough. Smash the M&M candies with a rolling pin (put them inside a large plastic bag), then pour them into the dough and combine well. Make sure to get all the bits, pieces, and shavings--that's what makes them so good!!! Bake 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool on a wire rack
Course :Cookies
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