If childhood had only one candy, I think it would have to be M&Ms. They are brightly colored and full of chocolate, and who doesn't remember holding them in your hand as the colors melted slightly? Even to this day, M&Ms just make me smile. Do you know what makes these fun candies even better? Adding them to cookies and making an M&M Cookie Sandwich. Read more to get the easy recipe, then be sure to try our Reese's Cookie Sandwiches.
Why you need to make this M&M cookie sandwich recipe
- M&M's make everything better!
- Soft and delicious M&M cookies filled with fluffy frosting
- Lots of options for personalizing these cookies. Swap out M&M's for chocolate chips, add nuts, etc...
- All Purpose Flour
- Brown Sugar
- Chocolate Chips
- M & M’s
- Baking Soda
How to make a cookie sandwich
Let's make some of these yummy cookie sandwiches, shall we? First things, first: preheat your oven to 350°.
In a large mixing bowl combine ¼ cup of brown sugar, ½ cup of sugar and 1 stick (½ cup) of room temperature butter.
Crack 1 egg, add vanilla and sprinkle in ½ teaspoon of baking soda.
Slowly add 1 ½ cups of all purpose flour and then stir in ¼ cup of chocolate chips and ¼ cup of M&M’s.
This is my kids' favorite part, though it may be because they like to sample the candy!
Make the cookie dough into tablespoon sized balls and place on a nonstick pan or a parchment paper lined pan. Use a spoon to slightly flatten.
Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, then remove them from the oven. Place the cookies on a cooling rack.
Once the cookies have cooled, spread frosting (I think chocolate would just put this over the top!) on the inside of every other cookie.
Place a cookie on top to make a cookie sandwich. Use the remaining ¼ cup of M&Ms to place around the edges. They just make these cookies look so festive!
These cookies look super fun and are absolutely delicious! They are sure to be a hit with the whole family!
Feeling adventurous? Try replacing the frosting with vanilla ice cream to make ice cream cookie sandwiches. Yes, please!
M&M Cookie Sandwiches
- 1 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour
- ¼ Cup Brown Sugar
- ½ Cup Butter Room Temperature
- ½ Cup Sugar
- ½ tablespoon Vanilla
- 1 Egg
- ¼ Cup Chocolate Chips
- ½ Cup M & M’s
- ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 cup Frosting
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl combine brown sugar, sugar & butter.
- Crack an egg & add vanilla.
- Sprinkle in baking soda.
- Slowly add flour.
- Stir in chocolate chips & M&M’s.
- Make into tablespoon sized balls and place on a nonstick pan or a parchment paper lined pan. Use a spoon to slightly flatten.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove from oven. Place on cooking rack.
- Once cookies have cooled, spread frosting on the inside of every other cookie.
- Place a cookie on top to make a cookie sandwich.
- M&M the edges.
- Serve & enjoy.
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
I am never one to say no to ice cream. You can bake the cookies ahead of time and fill with softened ice cream before serving.
I used vanilla, but buttercream, cream cheese or chocolate frosting would be yummy as well.
You can store them in an airtight container on the counter for up to the 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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What pretty, cheerful dessert. My kids are going to love making these m&m ice cream sandwiches with cookies!
What a fun treat to make! I'm sure it wont' be just the kids eating these!
I was wanting to make a treat for granddaughter's birthday and this is perfect! She loves M&M's!
Yum! My kids loved these! So delicious and perfect summer treat! Can't wait to make these again!
The perfect warm weather treat! My kids went crazy for these. Thanks so much for sharing!