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m&m cookies to celebrate the end of preschool

May 18, 2009

Chocolate M&M Cookies

My little one had her last day of preschool today.  She and her friends are off to kindergarten in September and that’s a fine reason to celebrate with some chocolate m&m cookies.  And by coincidence, it was also her birthday celebration at preschool, so we had a double reason for whooping it up.

I can’t believe I just wrote “whooping it up.”  I guess there are only so many ways to say “celebrate.”  Maybe I’ll try to start working that into conversation more.  I have a friend who actually says “yowza.”  Talk about working something into a conversation.

Anyway.

Back to the cookies.  They are a huge hit with the kids because they are chock full of m&ms.  Personally, I am not a fan of the little morsels that melt in your mouth, not in your hand.  I may be alone here, but these cookies are definitely not a favorite for me.  My two taste testers and Claudia’s friends can’t get enough of them though.  So depending on your audience here, you might have a hit on your hands.

Recipe:  Chocolate M&M Cookies

2 c. all-purpose flour

3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 c. unsalted butter

2/3 c. granulated sugar

2/3 c. packed light brown sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 large eggs

1 c. m&m candies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.  Whisk to combine and set aside.

Beat butter, sugars, and vanilla in large mixing bowl until creamy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Gradually beat in flour mixture in two or three additions.  Mixture will be quite thick.  Stir in m&m pieces with a wooden spoon.  Drop by large rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake for 9 minutes.  Cool on baking sheet for 1 minute, then transfer to wire cooking rack.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. May 19, 2009 11:32 am

    i say “yowza” too, and these cookies definitely deserve one. m&ms make everything better. :)

  2. May 20, 2009 3:14 am

    I’m with ya sista! No m&m’s for me or chocolate cookies actually. On to your next post did it say lemonade sherbert?
    ~ingrid

  3. oneordinaryday permalink
    May 23, 2009 6:21 pm

    Grace – Yowza!! LOL I really do need to try to say that more.

    Ingrid – Nope. m&ms are not for me, but the kids sure did love them.

    – Michelle

  4. September 16, 2009 1:47 am

    Yum! The chocolate counterpart to my vanilla M&M cookies. I’ll try these soon. These will be great for Halloween.

  5. mrslove permalink
    September 24, 2009 12:59 pm

    Just wanted to say hello. Im going to try this recipe too! Cookies rock! thanks for posting.

  6. Diane permalink
    July 8, 2012 5:03 pm

    Quick question–do you let the butter soften? These look fantastic, can’t wait to try.

  7. oneordinaryday permalink
    July 19, 2012 7:54 am

    Diane – Yes, I do let the butter soften up some when I’m baking cookies. It makes it much easier to combine everything that way. Thanks for visiting my blog!
    ~ Michelle

  8. Robert permalink
    November 5, 2013 10:34 am

    For those who think chocolate on chocolate is a bit too much, you can substitute Reeses Pieces for the M&M’s to make a peanut butter and chocolate taste.

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