Ultimate Chocolate Cookies

Photo: K. Henriques

This is a bit of a cheat recipe as I actually had planned on baking something else but didn’t have the ingredients on hand. So I rummaged through the pantry and remembered I bought some mini M&M’s to bake with and saw this recipe on the back of the package.

The recipe is simple; cream butter, sugar, and eggs. Mix together your dry ingredients and then mix together; gently folding in the M&M’s. I skipped the walnuts and did half M&M’s and half semi-sweet chocolate chips just to spice things up a little. I also decided not to worry with letting these cookies chill in the fridge since it mentioned that was optional.

Originally I was going to aim for chewy cookies, but when I took them out of the oven they didn’t look done at all. I ended up baking each batch for a total of 13 minutes and found that was a good balance between chewy and crispy. These don’t look as pretty as what’s on the package, but I usually don’t take time to round them out using a cookie cutter and I always forget to reserve some chocolate chips or M&M’s to gently press into the cookies as they cool. I’m sure they’d look a lot prettier if I did, but they didn’t affect the taste and I was hungry so no sense in wasting time, right??

This recipe reminded me a lot of the Soft Batch M&M Cookies I made earlier this year. According to my nieces they were delicious and I thought they were good; but not quite as good as I imagined they would be. Part of that is just I’m fairly picky when it comes to cookies, but I also felt like it wasn’t as rich as I would have expected considering it had cocoa, mini M&M’s, and chocolate chips. Regardless, if you like chocolate chocolate chip/M&M’s then this is worth trying!

Baking Ease10
Time Spent10
Taste9
Visual9

Recipe Used: M&M

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