Oreo Stuffed Cookies with M&Ms Recipe

These cookies are a fantastic treat for parties, special occasions, or simply as a fun baking project with the kids. The combination of a soft, chewy texture from the outer cookie and the classic crunch of an Oreo inside, paired with the sweet burst of M&Ms, makes for a perfect dessert that’s both visually appealing and incredibly tasty.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups miniature M&M’s, divided
  • 15 Oreo cookies


  1. Cream Sugars and Butter:
    • In a mixer, beat butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes).
    • Add eggs and vanilla, and continue to beat until well combined.
  2. Prepare Dry Ingredients:
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
    • Gradually add half of the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mix on low speed until just combined.
    • Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix until combined.
    • Fold in 1 cup of the M&M’s.
  3. Chill Dough:
    • Cover and chill the dough in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  4. Prep for Baking:
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
    • Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or non-stick baking mats.
    • Take two 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough, flatten each, and sandwich an Oreo between them, sealing the edges.
    • Shape into a disc ensuring about 75% of dough is on top of the Oreo.
    • Space cookies at least 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
  5. Freeze and Bake:
    • Freeze the shaped cookies for 10-15 minutes until firm.
    • Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are lightly browned.
  6. Final Touch:
    • Immediately after baking, press the remaining 3/4 cup of M&M’s into the tops of the hot cookies.
    • Let cool on the pan for 5-7 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Prep Time

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 37 minutes
  • Yield: 15 cookies
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


  • Using more brown sugar than granulated sugar helps keep the cookies moist.
  • Ensure to chill the dough to prevent spreading during baking.
  • For a festive twist, use holiday-themed M&M’s to suit the occasion.


Q: Can I use a different type of cookie instead of Oreos? A: Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different kinds of cream-filled cookies to find your favorite combination.

Q: How can I ensure my cookies don’t crack when baking? A: Make sure the dough fully encases the Oreo and that it is well chilled before baking to help maintain its shape and prevent cracking.

Q: Are these cookies suitable for freezing? A: Yes, you can freeze the unbaked cookie dough balls or the baked cookies. Just ensure they are well wrapped or in an airtight container.


Oreo Stuffed Cookies with M&Ms are not just a treat for the taste buds but also a feast for the eyes. They’re sure to impress at any gathering, offering a delightful surprise inside each chewy, colorful cookie. Whether for a special occasion or a cozy night in, these cookies will add a splash of joy and flavor to your dessert table!

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