Classic M&M Cookies – soft, chewy, and super chocolate-y
The kids don’t have school here today. Not really sure why, but I will take the day with my favorite 2nd grader. I think we might bake some muffins together and go to the library. Sounds like a busy day, huh 🙂
Do you have days where you just need a cookie? I have those kind of days. That is why more days that not you can find cookie dough in my freezer. Ready to just bake a few fresh cookies. M&M cookies have always been a favorite in my family. Not sure why they better than just plain chocolate chip, but I guess adding more chocolate is never a bad thing. As you will see, my M&M cookies aren’t only M&M. They have chocolate chips in there too!
These are a staple at our house over the holidays. Often times they are the first baked right around Thanksgiving, and they are the kick off to the holiday season. I am really not ready for the holiday season, but I just had to share these with you. They are super simple, but oh so good! And with all the colored M&M’s out there, you can make them fit with whatever seasonal party or get together you are doing.
- 1/2 cup butter , softened
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/4 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cup M&M's (plain)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix together the butter, shortening, sugar and brown sugar until well combined. Mix in the vanilla and eggs. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt until well mixed. Using a spatula fold in chocolate chips and 1 cup M&M's.
- Scoop small balls of dough (about golf ball size) onto a baking sheet. Top each cookie with a few M&M's. Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly golden brown around the edges. Allow to cool slightly on baking sheet before removing to a wire rack