Hello cookies, it’s been awhile since you graced my pages. I don’t have many recipes for simple, uncomplicated, easy-to-throw together cookies on this blog or in my Pinterest account. Although I love to eat them, I think I find simple cookie recipes mundane and pass them by.
As always, that needs to change. There is something so satisfying about a buttery sweet cookie studded with dark chocolate chips and M & M’s; so good! There really is nothing better than chewy, soft, chocolate cookies. Plus, these are super colorful and fun.
I have a group of students that stay after school on Tuesday for review. These are great students who work hard and are willing to put in the extra effort in their studies. As a reward and special treat I wanted to make them some cookies. I’ve been promising them all year, and since the school year is nearly over, it was time to make good on my promise!
These kids sure liked the cookies! It’s a blast to watch teenagers devour cookies without restraint. I know this recipe is a keeper because the next day some of the boys were asking if I had any cookies leftover. Unfortunately, I ate all the leftovers myself…
One Year Ago – Cookie Butter Cupcakes
Chewy M & M Cookies
Adapted from Averie Cooks
Yield – 44 cookies (2 tablespoons)
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
12 ounces M & M’s
6 ounces dark chocolate chips
- Add the butter, brown sugar, sugar, egg, and vanilla to the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat with a paddle attachment until light and fluffy for about 5 minutes on high speed. Scrape the bowl as needed.
- Sift together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Add to the butter on the lowest setting and then add in the M & M’s and chocolate chips. Mix until just combined.
- Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 ˚F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Use a 2-tablespoon scoop to portion the dough and place on the cookie sheet. Flatten the dough slightly.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until just set. Let cool for a minute on the cookie sheet before placing on a wire rack to cool completely.