Well today is International Happiness Day. What makes me happy? Cookies!!!

This is a recipe for a softer chewy cookie. The trick to getting them chewy is not only ingredients but also how long you bake them for. Be sure not to cook them for too long.

This is a recipe I wrote down some time ago and tweaked along the way. 




Chewy M&M Cookies

  • Serving Size: 24

  • Author: The road to loving my Thermo Mixer
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20


  • 190g butter, cubed
  • 180g brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla bean paste/extract/essence
  • 310g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 70g mini m&ms (two mini tubes)


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Place butter, sugar and vanilla into bowl.
  3. Blitz on speed 6 until creamed and lighter in colour. You may need to scrape down a few times.
  4. Add remaining ingredients except m&ms.
  5. Mix on speed 5 until a dough forms.
  6. Add m&ms and mix on reverse, speed 4 until mixed through.
  7. Roll dough into small balls and place on a baking tray. Flatten slightly. Allow for spreading.
  8. Bake for approximately 10 minutes. You want only the slightest of colour forming around the edges. You may need to experiment with your oven as they all differ so much. If you over bake they wont be that soft chewy texture. Still delicious though!!!


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  1. Fiona Messer March 21, 2014 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Mine were yummy but more like shortbread than chewy. What did I do wrong

  2. Anita June 23, 2014 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    These are definitely a favourite with the little and big kids and so easy to make!

  3. Amy September 21, 2014 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    I’ve just made these and they are delicious! Do they freeze ok?
    Many thanks

    • Peta September 21, 2014 at 8:42 pm - Reply

      I havent frozen them cooked but the dough is great to freeze and then bake for last minute guests etc

  4. Susan October 19, 2014 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    I found these a little too sweet for my taste so will reduce the sugar next time. I use dark brown sugar though so not sure if that made a difference. I think I needed to cook them longer too. Still very yummy though and will be making them again.

  5. Rachel October 26, 2014 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    These worked out perfect and my kids were very happy ! Thx peta so much for sharing

  6. Sam November 2, 2014 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    Just made these, they are delicious! I didn’t have any brown sugar, so I substituted it for 80g coconut sugar (running low) & 100g caster sugar. Turned out great, thanks Peta!

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