Closeup of a white serving plate filled with Halloween M&M Cookies.

Are you in charge of cookies for your kid’s school Halloween party?  Have we got a yummy and easy-to-make option for you … our Halloween M&M Cookies.  Chewy and chocolate-y and oh so festive with their Orange, Brown and White M&M’s on top.  This one is a real crowd pleaser! 

Closeup on a white mixing bowl filled with chocolate cookie dough and a white wooden spatula.

Step 1: To make the chocolate cookie dough, mix together the dry ingredients (including the cocoa powder) and set them aside.  Cream together the butter and white and brown sugars.  Mix in the eggs and vanilla.  Finally, add in the dry ingredients 1 cup at a time.

Baking Instructions

Three white ramekins filled with Orange, Brown and White M&M's.

Step 2:  Gather up the M&M’s you will use to decorate the Halloween cookies.  Here are the M&M’s we used on our Halloween M&M Cookies.  The Orange and Dark Brown M&M’s we pulled out of a regular bag of M&M’s.  For the White M&M’s, you can find this color at any candy store, Party City, or the My M&M’s Website.

Collage image showing Halloween M&M Cookies before going in the oven and after coming out of the oven.

Step 3: To keep the cookies similar in size I measured out 2 oz. of dough for each cookie on my food scale. I rolled the dough into a ball and pressed the ball down slightly on the cookie sheet. Randomly press the M&M’s onto the cookie dough ball. This will allow the colorful M&M’s to show up on the top of the baked Halloween M&M Cookies.
Step 4: Bake the cookies in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes. So pretty. And yummy too.  And don’t worry about any broken M&M’s. That is what happens when the candy starts to cool when you take them out of the oven.  The cookies still taste great!

Closeup on a stack of Halloween M&M Cookies sitting on a white table surrounded by Orange M&M's.

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Halloween M&M Cookies

Halloween M&M Cookies

Yield 18-20 cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Our Halloween M&M Cookies are super delicious, easy to make and chock full of M&M's. These cookies are a yummy Halloween cookie that the entire family will love.


  • 1 cup butter (Sweet Cream, Salted)
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2/3 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • M&M's - Orange, Dark Brown, White


  1. Mix dry ingredients together and set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugars.
  3. Mix in Eggs and Vanilla.
  4. Fold in dry ingredients.
  5. Roll dough into balls.
  6. Press M&M's into the ball.,
  7. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 9-11 minutes.

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