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M&M’s® Honey Nut Cookies

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M&M’s® Honey Nut Cookies taste like a big ole hug. They are warm from the fresh honey and the delicious flavor of the M&M’s® Honey Nut candy gives these cookies a sweet nutty flavor.

A stack of M&M cookies sitting on an antique butter paddle. A basket of cookies and a bottle of milk sit in the background.

I’ve been a M&M’s® Peanut candy fanatic for as long as I can remember. I just love deconstructing these little candies from the crunchy shell to the chocolate and then to the peanut in the center. When John and I travel, we always have a stash of M&M’s® Peanut candy with us. Next time I’ll be taking these M&M’s® Honey Nut Cookies too.

A broken M&M cookie sits on an antique butter paddle. A basket of cookies and a milk bottle sits in the background.

True story! I’m always a little intimidated when we go through customs when entering another country. I never try to smuggle dangerous liquids or firearms into other countries, so you wouldn’t think that I would have a thing to worry about right? Wrong, I usually have my stash of M&M’s® Peanut candy with me, and I’m afraid that they’re going to take them away from me or put me in foreign food jail or something.

A row of M&M cookies sitting in a wire basket.

When I heard about the new M&M’s® Coffee Nut, M&M’s® Chili Nut and M&M’s® Honey Nut  Flavor Vote contest, I was really excited to try them. Maybe just a little too excited? I took off for our closest local Walmart store to pick up my stash before everyone else beat me to it. Well, it’s a good thing that I did because they were quickly being snatched up! It was so easy to find them because they were up front and center, just like they deserve to be. I also picked up everything else on my list too. Walmart is a one-stop shop where I can get everything at once. Love that!

Display for M&M\'s Honey Nut flavored candy in Walmart.

Once I got them home and started tearing into researching each flavor, I knew how amazing cookies would be with the M&M’s® Honey Nut flavor. I wasn’t wrong. I purposely made them a colossal size and used both baking soda and baking powder so my cookies would have a nice soft center but yet still brown and have that delightful little crunch around the edges. Another technique that is important is “whacking”. I put the M&M’s® Honey Nut candy in a reclosable bag and “whacked” them with my rolling pin. If you try processing them in a food processor or blender, they break up to much, and it’s dangerous to try and cut them up with a knife. You want these cookies to proudly show off your candy. Whack away I say!

M&M’s® Honey Nut Cookies

Author: Hostess At Heart
M&M's® Honey Nut Cookies taste like a big ole hug. They are warm from the fresh honey and the delicious flavor of the M&M's® Honey Nut candy gives these cookies a sweet nutty flavor.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword: M&M Honey Nut Cookies
Servings: 36

Ingredients
  

  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 16 tablespoons butter softened (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup M&M’s® Honey Nut flavored candies coarsely broken (*plus additional pieces)

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Whisk together and set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, white sugar and brown sugar together until combined. Add vanilla and eggs, mixing between each addition. Add honey and mix until combined.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
  • Add M&M’s® Honey Nut flavored candies. Mix until just combined.
  • Chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Scoop 2 tablespoons of dough out for each cookie. Place on baking sheet 2 inches apart (9 to each baking sheet). *Press additional candies onto the exterior of the cookies if desired.
  • Bake approximately 12 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned on the edges, turning sheet halfway through baking. Don’t over bake.
  • Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then remove them to a cooling rack. (I just slide them from the baking pan using the parchment paper.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Notes

I press additional M&M’s® Honey Nut flavored candies onto the exterior of the cookie so everyone gets a cookie with plenty of candies.

Nutrition

Serving: 36gCalories: 181kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 125mgPotassium: 37mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 182IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.

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Two photo collage for Pinterest separated by a title banner reading \"M&M Honey Nut Cookies\". The top photo is a broken cookie sitting on a wooden antique butter paddle with a basket of cookies and a bottle of milk in the background.  The bottom photo is a stack of 4 cookies on the butter paddle. A bottle of milk sits in the background.
Recipe Rating




Sara | Life's Little Sweets

Tuesday 10th of May 2016

These look delicious, perfect for a sweet fix and they would go well with my morning coffee, great post!

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 10th of May 2016

Thank you so much Sara! They definitely were good with a cup of coffee!

Lauren

Monday 9th of May 2016

Omg these sound soooo yummy! And your photos are making me drool!

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Julie Menghini

Tuesday 10th of May 2016

Thank you so much Lauren! You know how nerve wracking that first post can be. I was really happy with these cookies. I hope you have a great evening and appreciate you stopping by!

Suchitra

Saturday 7th of May 2016

What delicious looking cookies Julie! They look better than the store-bought ones! I am so going to try these. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Happy Mother's Day!

Julie Menghini

Sunday 8th of May 2016

Thank you Su! I hope you have an amazing Mother's Day too!

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Saturday 7th of May 2016

Honey nut - isn't that a cereal too? Amazing all of the different flavors these companies keep coming out with like Hersheys kisses or Oreo cookies. Me, I always like the traditional but why not kick your cookies up a notch with a new flavored M&M.

Julie Menghini

Saturday 7th of May 2016

Honey Nut is one of Johns favorite cereal flavor. I would have liked these cookies stuffed with anything or plain. Hope you have a wonderful day Judi!

Samantha K

Saturday 7th of May 2016

The cookies look delish! I never thought to use both baking soda and baking powder in cookies! (client)

Julie Menghini

Saturday 7th of May 2016

Thank you Samantha! I just loved how these cookies came out, and they would be great stuffed with any goodie you liked. Have a wonderful weekend!