M&M Chocolate Rainbow Cookies Recipe

M&M Chocolate Rainbow Cookies Recipe

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How To Make M&M Chocolate Rainbow Cookies

Dunk these soft and extra chewy M&M Chocolate Rainbow Cookies in a cold or warm cup of milk and watch yourself finish off the cookie jar!

Preparation: 40 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes



  • 2cupsall-purpose flour,plus 2 tbsp, spoon & leveled
  • 1tspcornstarch
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¾cupunsalted butter,softened to room temperature
  • 1cuppacked light brown sugar
  • ½cupgranulated sugar
  • 1largeegg,plus 1 egg yolk at room temperature
  • tsppure vanilla extract
  • 1cupmini M&Ms


  1. Whisk the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat softened butter for about 1 minute on medium speed until creamy. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar, then beat on medium-high speed until creamy and combined. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.

  3. Beat in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract in the same large bowl. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. With the mixer running on low speed, slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.

  4. Pour in the M&Ms and beat on low speed for about 20 seconds or until combined. Once completely combined, cover cookie dough tightly and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes and up to 5 days.

  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.

  6. Roll cookie dough into balls, about 1.5 tablespoons of dough per cookie. Arrange 3 inches apart on the baking sheets.

  7. Bake for about 11 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned on the sides. The centers will look soft.

  8. Remove from the oven and allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes. While the cookies are still warm, feel free to press a couple more M&Ms into the tops. This is just for presentation.

  9. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

Cookies stay fresh covered at room temperature for up to 1 week.


  • Calories: 149.23kcal
  • Fat: 6.31g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.89g
  • Trans Fat: 0.20g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.62g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.30g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.94g
  • Fiber: 0.42g
  • Sugar: 14.92g
  • Protein: 1.43g
  • Cholesterol: 19.37mg
  • Sodium: 78.43mg
  • Calcium: 16.99mg
  • Potassium: 40.81mg
  • Iron: 0.55mg
  • Vitamin A: 45.37µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.03mg
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