White Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies

I’m obsessed with everything peppermint this time of year. I realize that I am not alone in this obsession. When I saw White Chocolate Peppermint M&Ms at Target, two bags suddenly leaped into my cart. Along with Andes mints–they’re my faaaavorite.

Also in my cart was a whole bunch of other random crap that I didn’t know I needed until I got to Target. How does Target do that?!? Every. Single. Time.

Although these M&Ms are perfectly fine amazing eaten straight out of the bag, I needed to bake with them. Obviously. These cookies are a take on my plain ol’ chocolate chip. Super easy to make and everyone loves them. The dough freezes well and so do the cookies. So make them in advance and bake them up whenever you’re craving a pepperminty cookie.


Peppermint M&M Cookies

Peppermint M&M Cookies are delicious, easy, and perfect for the Holidays.

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  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups White Chocolate Peppermint M&Ms (about one and a half 9.90 ounce packages)


  1. Preheat oven to 365*F.
  2. Combine dry ingredients and set aside.
  3. Combine butter, shortening, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and water. Beat until creamy.
  4. Add in eggs and mix until well combined. Add flour mixture and mix well. Stir in M&Ms.
  5. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a cookie sheet (I do 12 per sheet).
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes. (10 for softer cookies, 12 for crisper cookies.)
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Verdict: Delicious and pepperminty. Perfect for the holidays.
Husband’s take: I think they were a little too “strange” for him. And they aren’t strange…but he’s more of a straight up chocolate chip guy. He doesn’t even really like it when I made chocolate chip cookies with mini chips or chocolate chunks instead of normal chocolate chips.  E loved these cookies though!
Changes I would make: None
Difficulty: Easy

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  2. So, I picked up “Holiday Mint” M&Ms instead (thought it was the same thing). Think they’ll be as good???

  3. YUM. I didn’t even KNOW they made peppermint M&Ms. THANKS. Now I’m going to be obsessed with finding them! ;) Maybe I’ll get lucky and find an after Christmas clearance sale!! :)

  4. These look chewy and delicious darlin’ mmmm yum!

  5. I am obsessed with peppermint too. I can’t believe I haven’t tried peppermint M&M’s. Looks like you have given me an excuse to head to Target to grab a bag and try these good looking cookies!

  6. Loving all the cookie recipes! These look delish. I don’t like peppermints, but as a flavoring in something else it’s lovely.

  7. I want to eat 2 dozen of these and call it breakfast/lunch/dinner! Yum!

  8. ahhhhh…why does Target get all the fun unique candy…I actually hate going to Target ’cause I end up spending way way too much money….now do I think I could get in and out with just 2 bags of these??? lol

  9. I rarely go to target but we took our special Ed kids shopping and two bags jumped into my cart too!! They are SO good…dangerously good. I ate them all……..

  10. I am on the lookout now for peppermint M&M’s. LOVE these cookies!

  11. I feel same way about target too. Every time I go, I come with atleast five things that I do not really need but i feel like i have to have it or something. but it feels better that I am not the only one :P

    BTW I love anything with peppermint- tea, chocolate, cookies, everything taste better esp around this time of the year. The cookies with M and M looks so soft and delicious!!!

  12. Target tricks me every stinking time. No kidding. I come out with loads more than I went in for. Love these m&m’s though I’m not sure why the fun flavors are always only at target. Lame.

  13. I need these cookies in my kitchen soon – love peppermint!

  14. I honestly think it is in the Target air – something about it there makes me spend almost triple over what I intend to. Did I really need this candle? This scarf? Snowflake paper plates? 4 bottles of $3 nail polish? I am as addicted to Target as I am to baking. And to M&Ms. I’ve never ever had the peppermint M&Ms before. I think I live under a rock. And you dont’ have to twist my arm to get me to drive to target after work and pick up a bag! These cookies look SO good. And soft! :)

  15. Love peppermint M&M’s….and have a feeling I’ll love them even more when they’re baking into cookies!

  16. Oh wow I so wish we could get all the festive M&M’s in the UK! These look delicious :)

  17. What!? There are peppermint M&Ms?! How did I not know this? YUM!

  18. Target is where my bank account goes to DIE. I love how soft and chewy these cookies look! :)

  19. I would have loved to have gotten these cookies! My husband can’t stand peppermint flavors in desserts so basically he MAKES me eat everything that I use it in.

  20. Ah target, that store gets me every time! Kinda glad we don’t have one in NYC or I would be in trouble. :) Your cookies look awesome – I’m obsessed with peppermint too!

  21. How did I not know that peppermint m&m’s even existed… ahh! Must go out and buy now *and of course make these cookies!

  22. i JUST bought some of these m&ms so i could bake with them. PERFECT! :)

  23. Gorgeous, Rachel! These are so perfectly festive for the holiday dessert table.

  24. I think Target must have subliminal messages programmed into their music ‘buy lots of crap that you don’t really need’ or something like that.

  25. I think I’ll take these and dunk them in my peppermint mocha coffee. Holy peppermint!

  26. I’m so jealous of all the cool M&Ms that you guys get, these cookies sound like they would be incredible!

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