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Chocolate Brownie M&M Cookies are so quick and easy to make because they're made with boxed brownie mix plus minimal additional ingredients. Filled with bright, colorful candy, they have the best brownie texture with a rich fudgy flavor.
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Table of Contents
  1. Easy Brownie Mix Cookies
  2. Why We Love M&M Brownie Mix Cookies
  3. Brownie Cookie Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make M&M Brownie Mix Cookies
  7. Tip From Our Recipe Developer
  8. How to Store Brownie Cookies
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. M&M Brownie Mix Cookies Recipe

M&M brownie mix cookies are the ultimate sweet treat! A perfect combination of chewy, chocolaty cookie goodness and crunchy M&Ms make this recipe a surefire hit.

This quick and easy recipe bakes a big batch of chocolate cookies from a boxed mix in under 20 minutes. It’s an easy way to elevate your baking game without too much effort.

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Easy Brownie Mix Cookies

Our M&M Brownie Cookie recipe makes baking so much easier, especially because most of the ingredients are already in the box!

These easy brownie cookies are made from a mix and take the best parts of a chocolate chip cookie and combine it with the perfect corner piece of a brownie so that each bite has a fudgy, soft center with a crackly crust around the edge.

Decorate them with colorful candy, mix in some chocolate chips, or dress them up for the holidays!

Why We Love M&M Brownie Mix Cookies

  • Quick and easy to make in under 20 minutes.
  • Brownie cookies from a box use only 6 other ingredients.
  • Kids and adults of all ages will love these rich, decadent, colorful cookies.
  • Ideal for beginner bakers and busy moms too!
  • Decadent dessert that you can customize with different add-in ingredients. 
  • Perfect for cookie exchanges, potlucks, holiday parties, or simply enjoying as a snack.
M&M Brownie Mix Cookies ingredients
  • Dark chocolate brownie mix: You will only be using the dry mix, not preparing the brownies according to the box.
  • All-purpose flour
  • Powdered sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil
  • M&Ms

Substitutions and Additions

  • Bake From Another Box: You can substitute the dark chocolate brownie mix with milk chocolate or fudge brownie mix. Use Ghirardelli, Betty Crocker, Duncan Hines or your favorite box brand.
  • Use Other Oils: You can substitute vegetable oil with canola oil or corn oil.
  • Add-Ins: Feel free to add in some chocolate chips or chunks, peanut butter chips, sprinkles, crushed nuts, crumbled candy pieces, crumbled cookie pieces, cereal, dried fruits, or peanut butter topping instead of (or in addition to) the M&Ms. 
  • Customize Your Cookies: You can easily customize your chocolate brownie M&M cookies for any holiday or celebration. Use pink and red colors for Valentine’s Day, orange for Halloween, and red and green for Christmas.
M&M Brownie Mix Cookies on a cooling rack
  • Large bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Cookie baking sheet
  • Non-stick cooking spray or parchment paper
  • Cookie scoop
  • Wire cooling rack
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How to Make M&M Brownie Mix Cookies

  1. Make The Dough: Combine the brownie mix with flour and powdered sugar. Add eggs, vanilla extract, and vegetable oil and mix until smooth. Mix in M&Ms.
    Pro Tip: Your batter should be thick.
  2. Form Balls of Batter: Roll 2-inch balls of cookie dough and place them on the cookie sheet.
    Pro Tip: Make sure not the flatten the balls of cookie dough; they will flatten as they bake.
  3. Bake: Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 minutes.
    Pro Tip: You want the centers to be baked completely but still soft for the best results.
  4. Cool: Top the cookies with M&Ms and let them cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Serve: Serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!

Tip From Our Recipe Developer

  • These M&M Brownie mix Cookies should be served warm or at room temperature.
  • You do not have to use the classic M&M name-brand candies for these brownie mix cookies. You can use any candy-coated chocolates.
  • You can use mini M&Ms instead of the full-sized candy.
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before moving them to a wire cooling rack. This will help ensure they don’t break apart when you try to move them.
  • You can use a cookie scoop to scoop the cookie dough onto the baking sheet. This will ensure that all of the cookies are uniform in size and will help them bake evenly. 

How to Store Brownie Cookies

  • To Store: These M&M brownie mix cookies can be stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 7 days or in a refrigerator for up to 30 days.
  • To Freeze: These cookies can be frozen in a freezer-safe airtight container for up to 8 months. Make sure to thaw cookies at room temperature before serving. 
M&M Brownie Mix Cookies stacked up on a cooling rack

Frequently Asked Questions

What will happen if I overcook brownie mix cookies?

If you overcook M&M brownie mix cookies they will become very hard. You want these cookies to be soft and slightly gooey in the center for the best taste.

Do I need to purchase the ingredients listed on the back of the brownie mix box?

No, you do not need to purchase the ingredients on the back of the brownie mix box in addition to the ingredients listed in this recipe. You will be using the ingredients listed here in place of the ingredients to make the brownies. 

why does this recipe include flour in the cookie dough mix?

Flour is my secret ingredient to eliminate the crumbly flat cookie! Adding a bit of flour to the batter adds thickness to the dough without chilling it.

Brownie Mix Cookies with M&M
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M&M Brownie Mix Cookies

Serves — 24
Chocolate Brownie M&M Cookies are so quick and easy to make because they're made with boxed brownie mix plus minimal additional ingredients. Filled with bright, colorful candy, they have the best brownie texture with a rich fudgy flavor.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 19.9 ounces box of dry dark chocolate brownie mix unprepared
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup M&Ms divided

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray or parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine dry brownie mix with flour and powdered sugar.
  • Add eggs, vanilla extract, and vegetable oil and mix well until the batter is smooth.
  • Add ¾ cup of M&Ms and combine until well incorporated. Batter will be thick.
  • Roll 2-inch balls of cookie dough and place them at least 2 inches apart on your cookie sheet. Make sure not the flatten the balls of cookie dough, they will flatten as they bake.
  • Bake for 8 minutes in your preheated oven, making sure not to overcook the cookies. You want the centers to be baked completely but still soft for the best results.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and while still hot, top the cookies with the remaining M&Ms.
  • Let the cookies sit for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire cooling rack.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: These M&M brownie mix cookies can be stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 7 days or in a refrigerator for up to 30 days.
  • To Freeze: These cookies can be frozen in a freezer-safe airtight container for up to 8 months. Make sure to thaw cookies at room temperature before serving.
Tips:
  • These M&M Brownie mix Cookies should be served warm or at room temperature.
  • You do not have to use the classic M&M name brand candies for these brownie mix cookies. You can use any candy-coated chocolates.
  • You can use mini M&Ms instead of the full sized candy.
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before moving them to a wire cooling rack. This will help ensure they don’t break apart when you try to move them.
  • You can use a cookie scoop to scoop the cookie dough onto the baking sheet. This will ensure that all of the cookies are uniform size and will help them bake evenly.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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