These Valentine's cookies are soft, chewy, and packed with chocolate and festive colors. Every batch tastes incredible and makes about 50 cookies so theres plenty to go around!
M&M Pudding Cookies
I love tossing a box of pudding mix into my cookie recipes. It adds chewy goodness, soft texture, and packs so much flavor into every bite it's like a secret weapon.
For my Santa Cookies, I use boxed cheesecake flavored pudding, but nothing screams Valentine's day like chocolate, and why not do cookies and cream?
With Oreo pudding dry mix in the recipe, you get small bits of oreo cookies with that creamy flavor that just makes these cookies swoon-worthy.
The added sprinkles, M and Ms, chocolate chips just make the cookies festive and indugent.
Valentine M&M cookies ingredients
- Box Oreo Jell-o Pudding
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Unsalted butter
- Brown sugar
- White sugar
- Milk chocolate chips
- Red and Pink Holiday M&Ms
- Valentines Sprinkles
What you’ll need to make this recipe
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Tips for making Valentine's day chocolate chip cookies
These cookies are super simple and easy to make but will require a large (or extra-large) sized mixing bowl as it can be a lot to handle.
I like to mix everything with my electric mixer but use the dough hooks when I'm incorporating the M&Ms, choc chips, and sprinkles at the end because it mixes them in well without over-doing it or making a mess.
You can chill the dough in the freezer for a short time or chill it in the fridge for longer depending on how many cookies you want to bake it might be wise to shuffle the dough around. I like to ball out all of my dough on one baking sheet and place it in the freezer while cooking another sheet pan full.
If it's taking a while between batches and I feel the cookie dough is getting too hard in the freezer I just move it to the fridge and finish up since the dough will be well chilled by that point.
When the cookies come out of the oven, it's important to let them sit on the baking sheet for AT LEAST 5 minutes (preferably longer). This allows the cookies to finish cooking, set, and not fall apart when you go to transfer them to the cooling rack.
FAQ's about Valentines Cookies
Depending on the cookies you're making, I usually prefer milk chocolate chips. They melt nicer, look glossy, and give a nice burst of sweetness. Semi-sweet can also be good if you like the contrast in flavor and slight bitterness.
Yes, you could use any boxed pudding in place of the one requested in this recipe. Cheesecake flavored, chocolate, vanilla, or even banana cream would all taste pretty amazing in this recipe.
Yes. Freeze the dough balls before baking or freeze cookies after they've cooled down. The cookies can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
How to Make Valentines Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies
Whisk together the flour, pudding dry mix, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
In another large mixing bowl, cream together the sugars and butter until light and fluffy.
Add in the eggs and vanilla, mix again.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix until combined.
Fold in the chocolate chips, sprinkles, and M&MS
Place the baking sheet in the freezer and freeze for 10 minutes while you preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Alternatively, you can chill the dough in a covered bowl in the fridge for several hours.
Bake the cookies for 13-15 minutes until the edges look set.
Let cool for 5-10 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack.
Continue until all cookies have been baked and cooled.
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Valentines Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 4oz box Oreo Jell-o Pudding (dry mix only)
- 2 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 large eggs, room temp
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 2 ½ cups Red and Pink Holiday M&Ms (10 ounce bag)
- 3 tablespoon Valentines Sprinkles
- In a bowl, whisk together the flour, pudding dry mix, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
- Add in the vanilla and eggs, and mix to distribute.
- Add the dry ingredients to the bowl of egg mixture and mix until well combined.
- Fold in the chocolate chips, sprinkles and M&Ms.
- Scoop the dough into 2 tablespoon sized scoops and place on a parchment lined baking sheet at least 2 or 3 inches apart.
- Place the sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes while you preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Alternatively you can let the dough chill in a covered bowl in the fridge for a few hours. Let unused dough sit covered in the fridge to avoid getting too warm as it waits.
- Bake the cookies for 13-15 minutes until the edges look set. Let cool for 5-10 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to the cooling rack.
- Continue until all cookies have been cooked and cooled.