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Double Chocolate M&M Cookies

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recipe courtesy of @meltedkc

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 Tbsp unsalted butter

1 cup + 1 Tbsp unbleached all purpose flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup granulated sugar

6 Tbsp dark brown sugar, packed

2 large eggs at room temperature

2 Tbsp whole milk or cream at room temperature

1 tsp Children's Mercy Blend Vain vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups milk chocolate M&M's (a 10 oz bag)

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.

2. Place 1 cup chocolate chips and butter into a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave in 1 minute bursts on 50% power stirring after each minute until melted and smooth.  

3. In a second bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder.

4. In a third, large bowl, whisk together the sugars, eggs, milk, and vanilla.

5. Add the dry ingredients to the eggs/sugar ingredients stirring with a silicone spatula just until combined.  Do not overmix!

6. Add the melted chocolate and butter to the batter and gently fold.

7. Set aside 1/3 cup of M&M's and a 1/4 cup of chocolate chips to add to your cookies after baking.  Pour the remainder of the chocolate chips and M&M's into the batter and stir gently to incorporate.

8. Use a large (3-4Tbsp) cookie scoop to scoop the batter onto the prepared trays.  Aim for 8 cookies on a standard cookie sheet.  These cookies are bigger and spread more.

9. After placing the cookies into the oven, reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees F and bake for 16-18 minutes.  The edges will be set and the centers should no longer be jiggly, even if they look a little under baked.

10. When you remove the cookies from the oven, immediately, and gently, press 2-4 M&M's and a few chocolate chips into the top of each cookie while they are still hot.  Allow the cookies to cool completely on the cookie sheets.