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Brown Butter M&M Cookies

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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cookies 1x


Brown Butter M&M Cookies are a fun and delicious take on a classic M&M cookie! Nutty, toffee-like brown butter is swirled into a sugary cookie dough to create loads of flavor. Regular and mini M&M’s are then folded into the dough to make these the ultimate M&M cookies! Bake up a batch for a scrumptious dessert that you won’t be able to keep your hands off of!


  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup M&M candies
  • 1 cup mini M&M candies


  1. Add one stick of the butter to a small saucepan over medium heat. Melt and allow to bubble until golden brown and nutty or toffee-like in smell. Once the butter starts to turn brown, remove from the heat immediately. Pour the browned butter into the mixing bowl to cool.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Add the remaining stick of softened butter into the mixing bowl with the cooled browned butter. Add in the sugar and brown sugar and mix on medium speed until light and fluffy, about a couple minutes. Mix in the vanilla extract.
  3. Reduce the speed to low and mix in one egg at a time, wiping down the sides of the bowl in between each addition. Mix in the flour, baking soda and salt just until the cookie dough forms, not over-mixing.
  4. Add in the regular and mini M&M’s and fold in with a rubber spatula. Use a medium-sized cookie scoop to scoop the dough out on to a non-greased cookie sheet, placing the cookies a few inches apart. Gently decorate the tops of the cookie doughs with extra M&M’s if desired.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are just golden brown and the middles are set. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. Repeat until all the cookie dough has been used. Enjoy!


  • Decorating the tops of the cookie dough balls with extra M&M’s isn’t necessary, but adds extra flare! Plus, extra M&M’s!
  • Store the cooled cookies in an air-tight container or plastic storage bag.
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 326
  • Sugar: 29.9g
  • Sodium: 295mg
  • Fat: 15.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.5g
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Protein: 3.4g
  • Cholesterol: 51mg
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