Here is the photo tutorial of my son’s favorite cookie at Christmas time (actually any time of the year), M&M Cookies. For my Christmas M&M Cookies I use the special red and green M&Ms to give them a holiday touch.
These cookies are filled with crunchy-chocolaty M&M’s and are quick and easy to make. They’ll make a great addition to your Christmas cookie tray, and I’m sure they’ll become one of your family’s favorite Christmas cookies.
1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups unbleached flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup M&Ms® plain chocolate candies (Christmas red & green), coarsely chopped
128 M&Ms® plain chocolate candies, for decorating tops (you will need 2 red and 2 green for each cookie)
Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a large mixing bowl, cream together brown sugar and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Add eggs one at a time to sugar-butter mixture, until well blended; then blend in vanilla extract.
In a medium bowl combine both flours, baking soda and salt. On slow speed, slowly add flour mixture to sugar-butter-egg mixture; once combine increase speed to medium until complete combined. Add 1/2 cup chopped M&M candies; mixing until combined.
Drop on a parchment-lined baking sheet, using a #40 cookie scoop (disher), or 1-1/2 Tbsps. placing 2″ apart. Press 4 (2 red/2 green) M&M’s on each cookie dough.
Bake at 350ºF for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
Remove cookies, with parchment, from baking sheet onto a cooling rack. Let cool completely.