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Halloween M&M Chocolate Cookies

Halloween M&M Chocolate Cookies

I am a big fan of the Halloween M&Ms this year. They’re not just black and orange, but black, orange, neon green and purple. The combination of colors looks fun, bold and a bit spooky. I honestly love the look of them. I wanted to showcase their bright seasonal colors in something other than my candy dish, so I incorporated them into a batch of chewy, chocolate cookies. The dark color of the cookie really lets to bright colors of the candies stand out, making the cookies appear a little more exotic and in keeping with the Halloween season than your ordinary chocolate chip cookies.

Don’t let the not look of the cookies in the photo fool you, because these cookies are darker in person than they appear. They have a lot of cocoa powder in them than gives them their color, not to mention their deep chocolate flavor. These cookies are rich tasting and chocolaty, with a hint of fudginess that comes from their chewy texture. The fact that there are some miniature chocolate chips thrown in to add a little bit of extra chocolate doesn’t hurt, either. The M&Ms are, of course, both crunchy and chocolaty. If you get a cookie when its warm from the oven, you’ll get a nice bite of melted chocolate inside the M&M shell. for  The cookies look a little more Halloween-ish than plain chocolate chip cookies would with M&Ms added.

Colorful, spooky Halloween M&Ms

Halloween M&M Chocolate Cookies
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup cocoa powder
2 cups Halloween-colored M&Ms
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. Stir the cocoa mixture into the butter mixture, blending until everything comes together into a smooth dough.  Stir in mini chocolate chips and Halloween M&Ms.
Drop dough into 1-inch balls on the prepared baking sheets.
Bake for 11 minutes. The cookies will appear to be just set. Do not overbake. Allow to cool on the sheet for 2 minutes on the baking sheet, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Store cookies in an airtight container.

Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

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44 Comments
  • Linda
    September 23, 2009

    My problem is knowing the Halloween candy will be half price the day after. I love the recipe but I think i will wait for the candy to go on sale and THEN make them. 🙂

  • siteoptimized
    September 23, 2009

    My kids loooooooove M&Ms but I love a bargain so it’s probably going to be a post Halloween cookie treat for them. 😛

  • michelle
    September 23, 2009

    It’s things like this that make me wish Australia was more into halloween!

  • Ling Ling
    September 23, 2009

    I really enjoy reading your blog and especially like your frequent updates. It is a nice break from studying! 🙂

    I will make Samoas this week-end. Yay!

  • Lizzy
    September 24, 2009

    Aww, Halloween candy. I miss America! Those cookies look great. M&M cookies are my favorite and those colors are too cute.

  • Daydreams of Baking
    September 24, 2009

    Gah! These are so, so, so cute! I’m gonna have to make them sometime next month.

  • Martha
    September 24, 2009

    What fun and easy halloween cookies. Can’t wait to get some of these halloween m&ms and test them out. Also wanted to mention to anyone interested….I am holding a cookie cookbook giveaway on my website through the end of September.

  • Elizabeth Rencontre
    September 25, 2009

    I love M&M. It looks so tasty, i have to cook it no choice. I will go to the shop now !!!!

  • Shanna
    September 25, 2009

    I didn’t LOVE these cookies. Don’t know why exactly. I made them on Tuesday this week and took them to friends on Wednesday. HUGE hit there! Stayed very moist and chewy.

    Still don’t know why I didn’t love them as I’m a serious choc fiend. Maybe my taste preferences regarding chocolate are changing.

  • Nutmeg Nanny
    September 25, 2009

    Yummy M&M cookies:)

  • Jess
    October 4, 2009

    We made these cookies last night, my daughter and I. A huge hit. I wrote a little blurb about them today on my blog. Thanks so much for the recipe!

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  • Christie
    October 14, 2010

    I can’t find these Halloween M&M’s anywhere! All I seem to find are the Fall colored ones. What store is selling the Halloween ones? I live in Arizona.

  • Jennifer
    October 19, 2010

    I agree Christie. I was hoping to find more Halloween colors this year. What happened to the black and orange ones. I was only able to find the Fall colored ones too. I live in WA state. Anyone have any luck?

  • Kristen
    October 20, 2010

    Where did you find the Halloween (purple, green, black ones) M &M’s????? Ive looked tons of places and can’t find them.

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