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Friday, December 2, 2016

Super Duper Chewy Milk Chocolate M&M Cookies #ChristmasCookies


    Super Duper Chewy Milk Chocolate M&M Cookies are bound to be one of those cookies that your family asks for year round!  I mean why not?  Afterall, the only thing better than chocolate is more chocolate and the only thing better than a cookies is a bigger cookie.  You know I'm right.  Don't even try to deny it!


     These cookies are big, soft, delicious handfuls of chocolaty goodness.  They were another one of the birthday treats I brought to my coworkers.  (I think I may have delivered somewhere in the vicinity of 15 pounds of sugary, buttery, yummy goodness that day!)  Somehow we managed to work our way through the pile without any complaint!



      These cookies were actually kind of a hybrid of a few recipes.  I took part of what I loved from a few different places and added a few tweaks along the way.  I had read somewhere that adding milk powder to cookie dough makes for a great chewy texture.  So I worked that in along with plenty of cocoa powder.  The results were amazing if I do say so myself!



       Two days into the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies and I am in cookie heaven!  Don't worry, there are plenty more to come!


Super Duper Chewy Milk Chocolate M&M Cookies

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
1 cup + 2 T cocoa powder
1/4 cup dry milk powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups M&Ms


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, milk powder, baking soda and salt.  Add to butter mixture and beat until combined.  Fold in M&M's (I like to reserve some to place on the top of cookies before I bake them.)
  4. Scoop in 3 Tablespoon scoops (a large cookie scoop) onto baking sheet, leaving cookies 2 inches apart. 
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, they should look a bit soft still.  Let cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet and then move to a wire rack to cool completely. 



Welcome to 12 Days of Cookies, hosted by FamilyAround TheTable and CookingwithCarlee. We'll be sharing delicious cookie recipes for 12 straight days in celebration of the holiday season. Perfect for your holiday cookie trays or party dessert table. Search #ChristmasCookies to see all the goodies these 12 days. Follow the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies Pinterest board for more cookie ideas. Please visit all the blogs sharing cookie recipes today:


12 Days of Cookie Recipes Day 2:



Devil's Food Mini Chip Cookies from Family Around the Table


French Sables from Palatable Pastime


Kleicha (Iraqi Date Cookies) from Caroline's Cooking


Super Duper Chewy Milk Chocolate M&M Cookies from Cooking With Carlee


Pistachio and Apricot Oatmeal Cookies from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures


Rogaliki from A Day in the Life on The Farm


Salted Caramel Thumbprints from Jolene's Recipe Journal







12 comments:

  1. These do sound chocolatey, Carlee. I'm always looking for a chewy cookie recipe. I'm trying these out on the guinea pigs at work. aka my co-workers. :) Thanks for sharing.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda

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    1. I am sure they will love them, Linda! I hope you do too! Have a great weekend.

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  2. Oh my goodness....these sound absolutely sinful.

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  3. I've never put M&Ms in cookies. I love M&M's but never put them in cookies. These look delicious, so I have to remedy that!

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    1. You definitely need to get on it!! :-)

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  4. Hi Carlee, Your cookies look like they would taste similar to a brownie with M & M's. Can't get any better than that! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Blessings, Janet

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    1. They are very similar! Thanks, Janet!

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  5. Chewy cookies are definitely my favorite, and these look amazing. Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday!

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    1. Chewy cookies are my favorite! Thank you for hosting!

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