Looking for a super easy cookie recipe? These Cake Batter M&M Cookies are sweet, soft, and so delicious! Perfect for a Valentine’s Day dessert, or just any day of the week, you will love this easy cookie recipe that tastes like cake batter!Cake Batter M&M Cookies, an easy and delicious cookie recipe for Valentine's Day or any occasion!

Cake Batter M&M Cookies are one of my absolute favorite cookie recipes. I love everything about these cookies. The flavor, the texture, and the ease! I love cooking from scratch, but when it comes to baking, I always take short cuts. Cake mix cookies are one of my favorite baking hacks. They minimize the amount of ingredients you need and the results are a super soft and flavorful cookie.

I have been thinking up sweet treats for my daughter’s Valentine’s Day party at school, and I thought that throwing festive Valentine’s Day M&M’s into my favorite cake batter flavored cookies would be a great idea. Andddd I was right! The crunchy chocolates add a great texture and flavor to these already delicious cookies!

While these cookies make a great Valentine’s Day dessert, you can substitute any type of M&M and they would be seasonally appropriate! These would be great for a Christmas cookie, too! And with the super wide variety of M&M’s, you could find ones to go with just about any holiday!

Love baking short cuts too? Here are some of my favorite easy dessert recipes!

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Nutella Brownies

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If you need an easy dessert recipe for Valentine’s Day, then you need to make these Cake Batter M&M Cookies. They are kid friendly and will be everyone’s favorite new cookie recipe!

How to make Cake Batter M&M Cookies

Cake Batter M & M Cookies

A perfect sweet treat for any time of the year, these easy cake mix cookies are studded with M & M's! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 cookies


  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups M&M's


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with non-stick mats or parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix and baking powder. In another bowl, combine eggs, vanilla, and oil.
  3. Add wet ingredients into the dry and stir well until all cake mix is wet and no dry pockets remain.
  4. Gently fold in M&Ms.
  5. Drop two tablespoon rounded spoonfuls onto baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 9-10 minutes. Cookies should not brown at all.
  7. Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet for at least 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
  8. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.

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