There is only one word to describe Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with M&M's -- YUMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!
These cookies are rich, chocolaty, and sure to put a smile on your face. What is better, they take less than 35 minutes from start to finish and you will be saying YUMMMMMMMMMMMM!!
To make these, I used a two cup combo of M&M's and mini chocolate chips. It was what I had on hand. Some left over Halloween M&M's and some vegan chocolate chips. (I normally use vegan chocolate chips because they have even more sugar!)
I would recommend using any combination you prefer of chocolate chips, mini chocolate chips, M&M's and/or mini M&M's. They all taste great!
Lets Get Started making Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with M&M's
This cookies are so simple to make. It's basically a chocolate chip cookie recipe with coco powder and M&M's. Feel free to add other types of candy. Some tasty options include:
- Reese's pieces
- Butterfinger pieces
- Crunch bar pieces
- Almond Joy's
- Crushed Oreo's
Step One: Gather Ingredients
- 1 cup of butter (2 sticks) at room temperature
- ¾ cup white sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour (all purpose)
- ⅔ cups coco powder
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups M&M and chocolate chips combo
- A few M&M's separated and saved in a separate dish for decoration.
Step Two: Cream Ingredients
Beat together butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla in either a stand up mixer (using the flat beater attachment) or a hand mixer. You will want to ensure the ingredients are well incorporated and smooth. In order to achieve this, your butter has to be at room temperature.
Step Three: Add Dry Ingredients
Add flour, coco powder, baking soda and salt to the mixture. I recommend giving it a good mix by hand first. This will keep the powder from flying all over the place like a dust storm 🙂 (yes, this did happen to me.)
At this step you will want to mix the ingredients until they are just mixed. I know that sounds weird, but it is easy to over mix at this step. If you do the result will be flat cookies. Which honestly, a flat cookies tastes just as good to me!
Once the dry ingredients are incorporated, add the M&M and chocolate chips combination to your batter by hand. In this process your M&M's might become cracked here. It's ok, I think it adds character and they will also crack in the baking process. However if you want to avoid this use mini M&M's. They might still crack, but overall they tend to hold up better.
Step Four: Scoop and Bake
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Scoop dough into balls that about about 2 - 3 teaspoons in size. Than place the dough balls evenly spaced on the baking sheets. This batch should yield 3 dozen cookies, but that can vary depending on the size of cookie balls.
Place the cookies into an oven that has been preheated to 350 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes. The time can vary depending on your oven and your personal taste. I like my cookies more on the done side so I cook them for the full 12 minutes.
Freezing Cookie Dough
This recipe makes 36 cookies and it's more than we would eat in a couple of days. My solution is to freeze some of the cookie dough so we can enjoy it later with friends and family. (Ok, or just the two of us ---- shhhhhh)
To freeze the dough:
- Scoop the dough into balls as if you were making cookies.
- Place the dough balls on parchment paper
- Freeze cookie dough balls for an hour.
- Once the dough is frozen, place the the cookie balls into a freezer bag and zip shut.
- Allow the dough to come to room temperature (about 1 - 2 hours) before baking.
The dough can be stored for three months in the freezer.
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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Standing Mixer or Hand Mixer
- Baking Sheets
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks) at room temperature
- ¾ cup white sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs (large at room temp)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour (all-purpose)
- ⅔ cups cocoa powder
- ¾ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup M&M's - ½ cup mixed with chocolate chips and ½ cup set aside for decoration after baking.
- Beat together on medium speed butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla in either a stand-up mixer (using the flat beater attachment) or a hand mixer. These are your wet ingredients. * You will want to ensure the ingredients are well incorporated and are smooth.
- Using a whisk, mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. These are your dry ingredients.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix at low speed, just enough to add ingredients.
- Once the dry ingredients are incorporated into the wet ingredients, add the M&M and chocolate chips combination to your batter and mix by hand.
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- Scoop dough into balls that about about 2 - 3 teaspoons in size. Then place, the dough balls evenly spaced on the baking sheets.
- Place the cookies into an oven that has been preheated to 350 degrees for 11 - 13 minutes. The time can vary depending on your oven and your personal taste.
- Remove from the oven and place the M&M's that were set aside on top of each cookie for decoration while the cookies are hot.
- This batch should yield 3 dozen cookies, but that can vary depending on the size of cookie balls.
- If possible, set out the butter and eggs two-four hours before starting to mix the wet ingredients. This will allow the ingredients to fully blend together.
- You want to mix the dry ingredients by hand first to ensure the baking soda is evenly distributed. This ensures an even rise across all cookies.
- I used pink and red M&M's for these cookies because Valentine's day is right around the corner. Use any color or the color that fits the upcoming holiday of your choice.