Minty M&M Cookies

Minty M&M Cookies

I wish I could remember how I stumbled upon this recipe at Colleen’s Cookbook. I’m thankful for whatever I searched for or clicked on to take me there. This is a good chocolate cookie recipe and I love the M&M Mint Chocolate Candies that go into them. They’re a little larger than standard M&M’s, and the shell is a little thicker. My husband and I had a hard time leaving them alone as I was mixing up these cookies. The ratio of candies to cookie dough is very high, but I wouldn’t change that. The mint flavor from the candy is just right and I love the crunch the thick shells bring to the cookie. Colleen’s recipe called for pecans. I omitted them.

I rarely retype recipes that appear elsewhere on the web, but since I weighed my ingredients and think you might find that helpful I’ll jot it down here. Colleen attributes this recipe to M&M’s but I couldn’t find it on their site, and I accidentally tossed the empty bags before comparing this recipe to the one on the back of the bag. If memory serves me right, I don’t think it’s there. I think the recipe on the back of the bag right now is for a decorative baking use of the candy.

Chocolate Mint M&M Cookies

2 bags M&M Brand Mint Chocolate Candies for the Holidays (reserve one cup)
10.6 oz. flour
1 oz. cocoa powder (I used regular Hershey’s)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1 c. softened butter
5.25 oz. sugar
5.625 oz. brown sugar
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment.
Whisk together four, soda, salt and cocoa in a small bowl.
In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, until thoroughly mixed. Stir in the flour mixture 1/2 c. at a time.
Stir in the all but one cup of the candy.
Drop by large tablespoons, at least 2 inches apart, onto the parchment paper. Before baking place a few of the reserved M&M’s on the top of each cookie. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Yield: 36 cookies
(I got 42)

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5 Responses to “Minty M&M Cookies”

  1. Linds Says:

    It’s annoying that I can’t get hold of things like Mint M&Ms or even holiday coloured M&Ms in the UK. They look so pretty!

  2. Cheryl Says:

    i bet these would be great with any m&m’s – yum! thanks for sharing!

  3. Sugar Cookies Recipes Says:

    I like the dark cookie against the bright m&m’s. I bet their delicious, too! ;)

  4. k graham Says:

    Wanted to make this, but I am not sure why the measurements are in ounces instead of cups?

    • Sue Says:

      The recipe appears at Colleen’s Cookbook in cups if you prefer to measure that way. The link is in the post and I just checked it. It works.
      I’m a big advocate of using a scale to measure ingredients whenever possible. It’s more accurate and there are fewer dishes to wash.

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