The last week of school was much anticipated, though stressful. I was certain my children deserved an afternoon treat like no other. A treat that would fill their hearts and body with that warm fuzzy feeling we all look for every now and then. And I found just what they were looking for.
Imagine a cold glass of milk paired with a fresh-from-the-oven, soft baked M&M Cookie. Oh yeah. I went there. But it wasn’t just any M&M cookie. I threw in some chocolate chunks and a ton of love (which didn’t go unnoticed.)
These cookies are really easy to make, and I bet your children could help to make these on a rainy day over the summer!
Soft Baked Chocolate Chunk M&M Cookies
- 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 12 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 and 1/4 cups M&Ms
- 1/4 cup chocolate chunks (I like to break pieces off of a Hershey bar)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, spray with non-stick spray or use a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set this bowl aside. In a large bowl, using an electric or stand mixer, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, and vanilla extract until combined. Add eggs one at a time, mixing to combine between each egg.
Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture, mixing until just combined. (Do not overmix this!) Gently stir in the M&Ms and chocolate chunks until incorporated.
Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough into balls about and place onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown around the edges. Let cookies rest on the baking sheet for 1 minute before removing.