Friday, June 10, 2005

Big, Fat, Chewy Dark Chocolate M&M Cookies

Big, Fat, Chewy Dark Chocolate M&M Cookies (Adapted from an Allrecipes recipe)

3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate M&Ms

In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium-low until it smells very nutty and gets a light golden color. Let cool slightly.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together melted butter and sugars. Beat in vanilla, egg and egg yolk until the color lightens and is thoroughly mixed.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Pour dry mixture into the wet and use a large wooden spoon to stir together just until combined. Fold in the M&Ms. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours.

Preheat oven to 325

Scoop out dough using a 1/4 cup measure and place on parchment lined baking sheets. These spread a little so I only placed 6 per baking sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes, turning the baking sheet halfway through. The edges should be slightly golden with the center being puffy and a little undercooked. Remove and let cool on the baking sheets for about 5 minutes. Carefully place each cookie on a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes 18-20 large cookies

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  1. Wow, these are pretty darn good. I was looking for an alternative to the tried and true recipe I had for M&M cookies because they always turned out too flat. These were nice and chewy (reminiscent of Alton Brown's chewy choc chip cookie recipe). I did not chill for that long, only 10 mintues but they still turned out great, didn't spread. I also reserved some M&Ms and placed them on top of the dough after placing on baking sheet. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Anon - Thanks for coming back with feedback! Glad to hear the cookies worked well for you!

  3. I meant to post long ago, Joe. These cookies are THE BEST! Yours is my go-to recipe for no fail M&M cookies that are sure to delight. Thanks!

  4. Lynn - Awesome! I love these cookies too.