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M&M Sugar Cookies {dairy-free option}

M&M Sugar Cookies are an easy M&M Cookie recipe! These copycat cookies are soft and chewy and full of candy, and the recipe comes with a dairy free option!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 126kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $8

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened (may sub Earth's Balance Vegan Butter Stick for a dairy-free cookie)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup + 1/2 cup plain M&Ms see note

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with silpat liners or parchment paper.
  • Cream butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Mix in baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Slowly mix in flour. Stir in 2/3 cup M&Ms.
  • Scoop 2 tablespoon balls of dough (use a cookie scoop if you have one) onto cookie sheets. Top each cookie with 4-5 additional M&Ms.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes (10 for slightly underdone, 11-12 for more done). Cool 5 minutes before removing from cookie sheets. Place on a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Dairy Free Options:
  • You can sub equal amounts of Earth Balance Vegan Butter Sticks for the unsalted butter, but omit the salt. This makes them dairy-free.
  • Use ChocoNONOs or UNREAL vegan candy instead of the M&Ms for a dairy free cookie.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg