M&M’s are the candies that take us back to our childhood. Remember the constant days of counting colors, stained fingers, and chocolatey lips? ‘Cause I do. In my opinion, they are the candy of America, and besides being super visually appealing, they are incredibly delicious–but I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that.
So if you’re looking for a quick snack/dessert/sweet fix, look no further. Golden around the edges and soft and chewy in the middle, these cookies get some further lovin’ from a massive load of M&M’s baked into the cookie goodness. And if these cookies aren’t enough for you plain, take two and spread your favorite softened ice cream in between.
Call me if you’re able to eat just one, because I’ll be thoroughly impressed.
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks salted butter, room temperature, totally softened
1 cup white granulated sugar
1 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
3 eggs, room temp
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 bags M&Ms
*NOTE: I like my cookies super chocolatey so I add a TON of M&Ms…go for as few or as many as you’d like.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, combine the first three dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt) and set aside. In another bowl, cream the butter and the sugars. Beat for about 4 minutes, until well combined and light. Add eggs one at a time and continue to beat throughout the addition. Add vanilla. Beat for about 7 minutes on medium speed, until the mixture grows inside and is very fluffy and creamy. Slow down the speed and add the flour mixture in batches. Mix in the M&Ms by hand. Roll dough in saran wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Grease a baking sheet, and spoon healthy heaps of dough 2 inches apart from each other, making sure not to crowd. Bake for about 12-15 minutes, until cookie edges are golden and center is barely firm.