Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Just look at how cute these double chocolate chip cookies are!
I mean who does not love pink in their cookies?
Doesn’t that make you smile?

These cookies so perfect for the chocolate lover in your life! What is better, they take less than 35 minutes from start to finish!

As I write this Valentine’s day is right around the corner and I used Valentine’s M&M’s. But these can be made with any color M&M! Because they are such a favorite in my house, I will probably be making St. Patrick’s day, Easter, 4th of July, and Fall editions. I will also be making them with traditional M&M colors. However, if you’re not feeling M&M’s, there are many variations of this cookie you can make.

If your making this for Valentine’s day and want to make it a full meal, I recommend pairing these double chocolate cookies with my favorite, pasta puttanesca with kalamata olives and capers or vegetarian pot pie with mushrooms and thyme.

Lets Get Started Making Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are so simple to make. It’s basically a chocolate chip cookie recipe with cocoa powder and M&M’s. Feel free to swap out the M&M’s with other types of candy. Some tasty options include:

  • Reese’s pieces
  • Butterfinger pieces
  • Crunch bar pieces
  • Rolo’s
  • Almond Joy’s
  • Crushed Oreo’s
  • Whoppers
  • Twix
  • Snickers

What I Love About These Cookies

  • They are sooooo easy to make!
  • Always taste great. Scratch that. They always taste amazing!
  • It is easy to bake just what you need and to freeze the rest for later. (Instructions on how to do that below)
  • They can be made festive by using M&M or other candies that coordinate with the current holiday.
  • My family always thinks I am a great baker when I make them, but that is because they do not know how easy they are to make (shhhhh, our secret!)
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies on Rack
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies on Rack

Step One: Gather Ingredients

  • 1 cup of butter (2 sticks) at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour (all purpose)
  • 2/3 cups cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup M&M’s
  • 1/2 cup M&M’s set aside to place on top of cookies
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients

Step Two: Cream Ingredients

At medium speed, 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

At low speed, add flour, cocoa 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, flat cookie tastes just as good to me!

Step Four: Add the M&M’s or Other Candy

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 Five: Scoop and Bake

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

Scoop dough into balls that about 2 – 3 teaspoons in size. Then 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 11 – 13 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 13 minutes.

Step Six: Add Remaining M&M”s in by Hand

When the cookies are done baking, remove them from the oven and immediately place the remaining M&M’s by hand. It is important to do this right when the cookies come out of the oven so that the M&M’s stay in place.

Making Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Visual Steps

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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 — and I tend to eat these frozen and raw– shhhhhh — I know it is bad and I do not recommend eating raw cookie dough.)

To freeze the dough:

  1. Scoop the dough into balls as if you were making cookies.
  2. Place the dough balls on parchment paper
  3. Freeze cookie dough balls for an hour.
  4. Once the dough is frozen, place the cookie balls into a freezer bag and zip shut.
  5. 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.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Bite
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Bite
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with M&Ms

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

There is only one word to describe Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with M&M's — YUMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!
No ratings yet
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies

Equipment

  • Standing Mixer or Hand Mixer
  • Baking Sheets

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks) at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs (large at room temp)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour (all-purpose)
  • 2/3 cups cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup M&M's – 1/2 cup mixed with chocolate chips and 1/2 cup set aside for decoration after baking.

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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.
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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with M&M’s

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with M&M’s

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
  • Rolo’s
  • Almond Joy’s
  • Crushed Oreo’s
  • Whoppers
  • Twix
  • Snickers

Step One: Gather Ingredients

  • 1 cup of butter (2 sticks) at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 cups flour (all purpose)
  • 2/3 cups coco powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups M&M and chocolate chips combo
  • A few M&M’s separated and saved in a separate dish for decoration.
Double-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies-with-MM-Ingredients
Double-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies-with-M&M’s-Ingredients


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:

  1. Scoop the dough into balls as if you were making cookies.
  2. Place the dough balls on parchment paper
  3. Freeze cookie dough balls for an hour.
  4. Once the dough is frozen, place the the cookie balls into a freezer bag and zip shut.
  5. 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 with M&Ms

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

There is only one word to describe Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with M&M's — YUMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!
No ratings yet
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies

Equipment

  • Standing Mixer or Hand Mixer
  • Baking Sheets

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks) at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs (large at room temp)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour (all-purpose)
  • 2/3 cups cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup M&M's – 1/2 cup mixed with chocolate chips and 1/2 cup set aside for decoration after baking.

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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.
Products used or recommended
Keyword Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cookies, Double Chocolate Chip Cookies, Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with M&M’s
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!