A little color never hurt anyone, especially not in a chocolate chip cookie! M&M Cookies is exactly like the molasses-sweet, extra rich classic cookie but with colorful chocolate candies instead of the plain old chocolate chips. That means M&M Cookies have even more delicious crunch on top of their eye-catching appearance and soft middle. This is carnival fun in cookie form!
Ingredients• 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour • 1 teaspoon baking powder • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened but still cool • 1/2 cup granulated sugar • 1/3 cup brown sugar, lightly packed • 1 large egg • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract • 1 1/2 cups M&M's or a mixture of M&M's and chocolate chips, divided
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Line two baking trays with parchment paper.
In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set it aside.
In a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light, about 2 minutes.
Add the egg and vanilla extract to the butter and sugar, mixing it until it is combined and scraping the sides of the bowl when needed.
Using the low-speed setting on the mixture, add in the dry ingredient mixture and mix until fully combined.
Lightly add in the 3/4 of the M&M's or chocolate chips.
Spoon out balls of the dough between 1 1/2-2 1/2 tablespoons.
Drop the dough onto the prepared baking trays, leaving 1-2-inches apart for spreading.
Press the remaining M&M's or chocolates onto the top of each cookie.
Bake the cookies until the edges are set but the center is still slightly underdone, about 8-11 minutes. For a crispier cookie, continue baking for 1-2 minutes.
Put the baking trays on racks and let the cookies cool completely. They will firm up as they cool. If you want a thicker cookie, you can gently press the edges of each cookie inward with the back of a spoon while they are still warm.