cookies,  desserts

M&M cookies (video recipe)

Do you like M&Ms? I’m sure you do! :). I love those tiny, cute and colorful chocolate candies and I also love cookies. But cookies loaded with M&M? Oh, that’s good stuff!

Soft and chewy, colorful and super delicious, these M&M cookies are amazing! And they are sooo cute! These M&M cookies, makes the perfect choice for Christmas or for parties, especially for kids parties. Yes, children love these M&M cookies :). At least my kids was absolutely fascinated about these cookies loaded with tons of colorful candies

Also you can wrap nicely these M&M cookies and offer them as a gift to your friends, neighbors or coworkers. Everybody loves homemade cookies, right?

These cookies are also very easy to prepare. You start by mixing the butter and the sugar, then add the egg and the egg yolk and then incorporate the flour. And finally stir in the M&Ms. 

You can also add chocolate chips, raisins, or nuts.

As regarding the butter (which is very important for this recipe), I recommend you to use unsalted butter because it has a higher fat content than salted butter. Or use a 80% fat butter. It’s very important to use unsalted butter or 80% fat butter because your cookies will spread less and rise nicely.

Next you must refrigerate the batter for at least 30 minutes – 1 hour. It will be easier to shape the cookies. Also they will spread less and rise nicely.

Making these M&M cookies can also be a fun activity with your kids. Ask them to join you to roll out small balls of dough and top them with M&Ms. In this case you should have some extra M&Ms, kids eat them pretty fast :).

These M&M cookies go great along with a glass of milk or along with a cup of steamy hot chocolate.

You definitely should try these M&M cookies! They are super delicious, colorful and fun (to make and eat)!

You should also try:

Gingersnaps

Chocolate crinkle cookies

Lemon crinkle cookies

Raisin cookies

Semolina and cinnamon crinkle cookies

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Ingredients for M&M cookies (about 32-36 pieces)

– 266 gr (2 cups and 2 tablespoons) flour

– 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

– a pinch of salt

– 172 gr (3/4 cup or 1 1/2 stick) unsalted butter, soft (or 80% fat butter)

– 300 gr (1 1/2 cup) granulated sugar

– 1 large egg

– 1 egg yolk

– vanilla essence

– 200 gr (1 cup) M&M

Topping:

– 100 gr (1/2 cup) M&M

How to make M&M cookies

Stir together flour, a pinch of salt and baking soda. Set aside.

Place the sugar and the butter into a mixing bowl. Mix until creamy.

Add the egg, the egg yolk and vanilla essence and mix to combine.

Stir in the flour.

Stir in the M&Ms.

Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes – 1 hour.

Remove the dough from the refrigerator.

Roll out small balls of dough (about 1 1/2 tablespoons) and place into the baking tray lined with parchment paper. Keep about 5 cm (2 inches) between cookies.

Top with M&M.

Place the M&M cookies into the preheated oven and bake at 175ºC (350 ºF)  for about 10-11 minutes or until the edges are slightly browned (the centers should be soft). Remove from the oven and if you wish you may press a few extra M&Ms into the tops of the warm cookies (for looks).Allow cookies to cool completely into the baking tray.

Enjoy!

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