Our Harvest M&M Cookies feature a soft, chewy, and delicious chocolate cookie covered with pretty Autumn colored M&M’s. Perfect for Fall or Thanksgiving!

Closeup on a white serving platter filled with a batch of Harvest M&M Cookies.

Fall is in the air and we are making cookies. Yummy chocolate cookies that are soft and chewy and taste kinda like a brownie. But we didn’t stop there! We added pretty Autumn colored M&M’s to celebrate the season and add a little chocolatey crunch. These Harvest M&M Cookies will really hit the spot on a chilly Fall weekend. Enjoy!

Closeup on a glass bowl filled with chocolate cookie dough.

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

Collage image showing the steps for adding the M&M's to the top of the chocolate cookies.

Step 2: To keep the cookies similar in size I measured out 2 oz. of dough for each cookie on my food scale.
Step 3:  Now gather up the M&M’s you will use to decorate these pretty Fall cookies.  We used M&M’s from the special Autumn mix that you can find in stores in the Fall.  If you can’t find that, pull out the Red, Yellow, and Brown M&M’s from a Regular Bag of M&M’s.  If you really want to include this pretty Burgandy color, you can find this color at any candy store, Party City, or the My M&M’s Website.  Now roll the dough into a ball and press it 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 Harvest M&M Cookies.

Collage image showing the steps for baking the chocolate cookies.

Steps 4-5: 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 Harvest M&M Cookies sitting in front of Fall decorations.

Harvest M&M Cookies

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

Our Harvest M&M Cookies feature a soft, chewy, and delicious chocolate cookie covered with pretty Autumn colored M&M's. Perfect for Fall or Thanksgiving!


  • 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 - Red, Yellow, Brown


  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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