Chocolate M&M Cookies

These cookies were a new addition to our Christmas cookie baskets. I liked how easy the recipe was and how festive they looked with red and green M&Ms. Switching out the M&M colors would make them perfect for any occasion.

And chocolate cookies with chocolate candy in it – how can you not love them?

Chocolate M&M Cookies
(from Beantown Baker)
Makes 3 1/2 dozen

2 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 c. unsalted butter
2/3 c. granulated sugar
2/3 c. packed light brown sugar
1 t. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 c. M&M candies + additional for decorating

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Whisk to combine and set aside.

Beat butter, sugars, and vanilla in large mixing bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture in two or three additions. Mixture will be quite thick. Stir in 1 c. M&Ms.

Drop by large rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Press additional M&Ms onto cookies.

Bake for 9 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for 1 minute, then transfer to wire cooking rack.

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