Skip to Content

Halloween M&M Cookies Are a Delicious Treat

Get a recipe for the most delicious Halloween M&M cookies! They are easy to make with simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry – you’ll just need the themed M&Ms.

Halloween cookie recipe with M&Ms

Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to embrace the festive spirit than with some homemade Halloween M&M cookies?

These cookies are the perfect mix of sweet and spooky, and they’re so easy to make, they’re almost scary!

Ideal for those of us juggling the Halloween frenzy, they’re a fantastic way to get the kids involved in the kitchen without turning it into a witch’s brew of chaos.

I’m excited to share what makes these cookies a must-try this season. Firstly, they’re a breeze to whip up. You know those recipes that promise simplicity but end up being a Frankenstein’s monster of complexity?

This isn’t one of them. However, a little heads-up: give yourself some time, as these beauties need their moment to rise to perfection.

Now, you might be wondering, “Can I make these cookies with regular M&Ms?” Absolutely! But here’s the trick – using Halloween-themed M&Ms adds that extra touch of October charm that makes these cookies a hit at any Halloween gathering.

It’s the difference between a costume and a great costume – the details matter!

So, don your aprons, preheat your ovens, and let’s get started on these wonderfully easy, delightfully festive Halloween M&M cookies. Happy baking!

Halloween cookies recipe with M&Ms

Tips for Making Delicious Cookies

Are you looking to make the tastiest cookies ever? I’ve got some tips for you. Here’s what I always make sure to pay attention to. If you don’t need tips for cookie baking, you can just scroll on down.

Use Quality Ingredients

Use high-quality, fresh ingredients for the best cookie flavor and texture. You’ll for sure want to get fresh eggs, good quality butter, and pure vanilla extract (instead of imitation).

Measure Precisely

Flour is often the main dry ingredient in cookies. Measure using the scoop-and-level method, as adding too much flour can result in dry baked goods.

Bring Cold Ingredients to Room Temp

Bring ingredients like butter, eggs, and milk to room temperature before mixing. They will incorporate better, resulting in smoother batter and soft cookies. They don’t need to be warm; slightly cool to room temp is fine.

Avoid Overmixing

Mix the batter just until ingredients are combined, or the dry disappears into the wet. Overmixing can result in tough cookies.

Chill the Dough

Chilling the cookie dough in the fridge for the specified time (or even overnight) before baking allows the flavors to meld and the fats to solidify. This results in cookies with better flavor and texture. It also prevents them from spreading too much during baking.

Look for Golden Edges

Unless the recipe says otherwise, the edges of the cookies should turn a golden brown while the center remains slightly soft. This balance ensures a chewy texture without overbaking.

Cool Before Transferring

Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. This helps them set and avoids them becoming too fragile and crumbling apart.

halloween m and m cookies

Remember, practicing and experimenting will help you perfect your cookie baking skills over time. Have fun and enjoy the process of creating delicious baked goods! Here’s what you’re going to need for these classic Halloween M and M cookies.


  • 10 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup Halloween colored M&Ms

Tools and Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Mixer
  • Spoon
  • Cookie scoop
  • Cookie sheet(s)
  • Parchment paper or silpat

Keep these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. They’ll last a few weeks in the refrigerator.

m&m halloween cookies recipe

You can also freeze them in an airtight container for up to six months. When you bring them out of the freezer, let them rise to room temperature naturally as opposed to microwaving.

Halloween M&M cookie recipe

Wouldn’t these be awesome for a holiday bake sale? Get the printable recipe below!

Yield: 18 cookies

Halloween M&M Cookies

Halloween M&M cookie recipe

Learn how to make these delicious M&M Halloween cookies in less than an hour! These are a perfectly simple treat to make.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 10 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup Halloween colored M&Ms


  1. In a large bowl, combine the butter and granulated sugar. Whisk to combine.Butter and sugar in a clear glass bowl with a small bowl of vanilla
  2. Add the egg and vanilla extract and whisk until well combined.Egg and vanilla added to butter and sugar in a clear glass bowl
  3. Next, add the flour and baking soda and stir just until no large lumps of flour remain.Flour, baking soda, and salt
  4. Fold in the M&Ms gently with a spatula. Don't overmix.
  5. Cover the bowl and transfer the cookie dough to the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.M&M cookie dough ready to chill
  6. While the cookie dough chills, preheat your oven to 350F and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mats.Preheating the oven
  7. Once the dough has chilled, scoop two tablespoon sized cookies onto the baking sheets, making sure they’re at least 2 inches apart.Raw Halloween cookie dough on a baking sheet
  8. Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Allow them to cool fully before removing them from the tray -- they will set as they cool.halloween m and m cookies

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 142Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 125mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a rating or share a photo on Pinterest!

Did you enjoy making these M&M cookies for Halloween? I’d love if you’d check out these other fall and Halloween cookie and dessert recipes:

Bat CookiesButterscotch Chocolate Chip CookiesCandy Corn Cake BarsCandy Corn CupcakesHalloween BarkHalloween Cookie PizzaHalloween Monkey BreadHalloween Whoopie PiesMummy CookiesMummy TrufflesOwl CupcakesPopcorn Balls

Halloween M&M Cookies Web Story

Skip to Recipe