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Double Chocolate M&M Cookies

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These chocolate M&M cookies are just begging for a glass of milk. They are rich, chocolatey, chewy and fun to eat. 

stack of chocolate cookies dotted with red, white and green m&m candies

     Chocolate fans rejoice, rich chocolate cookies loaded with M&Ms are a perfect way to celebrate our favorite flavor.  These cookies come together quick and easily.  They are a great way to use up some extra candy and are perfect for a party.  They would also be a fun addition to your holiday baking. No matter the reason, they are going to be delicious! 

chocolate cookies cooling on wire rack

    I originally shared this recipe back in 2016.  I needed some fun birthday treats to share with my coworkers at City Hall.

    Cookies are always fun because you can grab one or two and easily move about to socialize at a party, or go back to your desk in the case of office treats.  Plus they don’t require plates or silverware to be enjoyed, making them a great treat to share.

mixer bowl filled with chocolate cookie dough

    We received a lot of M&Ms at Christmas time, so I thought some should be turned into cookies.  It seemed like the perfect excuse to go back to this recipe.

    The first time I used a large cookie scoop and made giant cookies.  This time I used a medium cookie scoop and shaved a few minutes off the cook time. 

    They are fabulous both ways, so do whatever suits your situation. You won’t be sorry either way.

scoops of chocolate cookie dough on pan ready to bake

Post from 2016:

    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?  

plate with three large chocolate cookies loaded with M&Ms

    After all, 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!

freshly baked chocolate m&m cookies on baking sheet

      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!

chocolate cookies on plate with glass of milk

Storing your cookies

Cookies are best stored at room temperature. Put them in an airtight container and store them on the counter for up to the week.

To keep cookies at their soft and chewiest, a piece of sandwich bread can be added to the storage container. The bread will lend a little extra moisture and keep the cookies fresh a little longer.

These cookies also freeze beautifully. Just make sure the container or zipper bag is sealed well and freeze them for up to three months.

hand holding chocolate m&m cookie ready to eat
Yield: 36-40 Cookies

Double Chocolate M&M Cookies

hand holding chocolate m&m cookie

These chocolate M&M cookies are just begging for a glass of milk. They are rich, chocolatey, chewy and fun to eat.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1.75 cup flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup dry milk powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups M&Ms

Instructions

  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.) Cover dough and chill for at least 1 hour but up to several days.
  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.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

40

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 158Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 166mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Chocolate fans rejoice, rich chocolate cookies loaded with M&Ms are a perfect way to celebrate our favorite flavor.  These cookies come together quick and easily.  They are a great way to use up some extra candy and are perfect for a party.  They would also be a fun addition to your holiday baking. No matter the reason, they are going to be delicious!

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