Cookie Dough Bites

M&M Cookie Dough Bites ~ Pearls + Girls

Even after years of teaching elementary school to many first and second grade littles , my excitement for the first day of school has never dwindled.

However, this year I’m celebrating with mixed emotions.  This year MY LITTLE is going to kindergarten (insert gulp, fight back tears, put on encouraging smile)!!!  How is this possible?!?!  Yesterday she was sucking on a binky and learning how to eat with a spoon  (yep, in denial, you’ve been there, admit it).

To put my her first day jitters to rest, we went shopping!  After we picked out a hot pink binder, some fun Hello Kitty folders, as well as shiny, new pencils, crayons and markers, I felt much better she was all set for her first day of school!  😉

M&M Cookie Dough Bites

Yield: 2 dozen cookie dough bites


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 TBSP milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup mini M&M candies
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips, melted
  • multicolored nonpareils (optional)


  1. Using a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar together until light and fluffy, about two minutes.
  2. Add the milk and vanilla, mix on low speed to combine.
  3. Add the flour and salt, mix on low speed to combine.
  4. Scrape down the bowl and mix on medium speed until combined.
  5. Fold in the mini M&M candies.
  6. Refrigerate dough for one hour.
  7. Using a tablespoon or a medium cookie scoop, form balls of dough.
  8. Place cookie dough balls on a baking sheet lined with wax paper.
  9. Drizzle melted chocolate over the cookie dough balls and sprinkle with nonpareils.
  10. Store in the refrigerator.





    • KatieKatie says

      I hope you enjoy them, Brenda! My girls thought these cookie dough bites were pretty yummy! 🙂

  1. says

    Hey, I just came here through a FB group I just joined and liked this idea so much I came over to follow you on Twitter. Just thought I´d let you know that when I click on the Twitter icon it opens in a new tab as an image. Let me know your handle and I´ll follow you;) @ChristineBerres

    • KatieKatie says

      Well that’s embarrassing! 😛 Thanks for the heads up, I have no idea how to fix that, so I’ll pray to the web design gods (aka my hubby) and see if we can fix it. 😉 I just followed you on Twitter, so you can follow me back! Have a great weekend! 🙂

    • KatieKatie says

      Thanks, Janelle! I’m excited to see so many members participating in our first theme week at Spoonful of Foodies! 🙂

  2. says

    Hi Katie! Your bites sound fabulous – I am bookmarking them for when Jake returns to school next month. He is 16 but still loves his treats!! Thanks for including my Breakfast Bars, Cheese Muffins and Peanut Butter and Chocolate Squares in the Back to School round up – there are so many wonderful posts to go through! Yay for Soffies!! By the way, I am co-hosting a linky party for The Novice Gardener if you would like to join in – just take a look at my latest post for all the details – would love to see you there x

    • KatieKatie says

      Thanks, Selma! Your recipes look scrumptious, I can’t wait to try the chocolate peanut butter squares, YUM! I’m excited to see so many members participating, such great exposure for all our wonderful food bloggers! Thanks for the invite to the linky party, I’ll check it out. 🙂 Have a great weekend!!