Valentines Day Peanut Butter Cookies With M&Ms

by Linette

Everyone seems to love our traditional peanut butter cookie recipe, so I thought I’d give it a fun twist for Valentine’s Day and add some of the Valentine M&Ms to the mix, to make some Valentines Day peanut butter cookies. You should be able to find the M&M Valentine’s Mix at most major retailers this time of year or you can find them on Amazon here (affiliate link).  These Valentine’s Day cookies were a big hit at our house, I’m hoping they will be at your house too!

Valentine's Day Peanut Butter Cookies With M&Ms

Linette Gerlach
A fun Valentine's Day twist to a traditional peanut butter cookie recipe.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 24


  • 1 stick of butter
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • sugar for sprinkling
  • 1 cup Valentine's Day M&Ms


  • Preheat the oven to 350-degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Sift together the dry ingredients, in a medium bowl, then set the mixture aside.
  • Cream together the butter, peanut butter, and sugars.
  • Add the egg and vanilla to the mixture until well combined.
  • Add the sifted dry ingredients again mix until well combined.
  • Pinch off and roll a tablespoon of cookie dough into a ball.
  • Place the balls 2-inches apart on the baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle roll in the sugar.
  • Dip a fork into some flour and use the backside to flatten the dough balls in a criss-cross pattern.
  • Put a few M&Ms into the top of each cookie.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let set for 3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack

I hope these Valentines Day peanut butter cookies are as big of a hit at your house as they have been at ours!

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