Valentine's Day Giant M&M Cookies Recipe
Try this nostalgic cookie recipe that mixes M&M's into classic sugar cookie dough for a treat that's soft, chewy and delicious as ever.
- 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- half bag of red, white and pink M&M's
1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
2: Cream together butter and sugars in a mixer for 2-3 minutes.
3: Add eggs and vanilla, making sure to scrape down sides of mixing bowl so everything is evenly incorporated.
4: Add flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder and mix on low until everything is just incorporated, making sure not to overmix.
5: Chill dough in the refrigerator for at least 45 minutes and up to 4 hours. While dough is chilling, place the M&M's into a wide, shallow bowl.
6: Scoop out a 1/4-cup size of dough, and roll it into a ball. Roll it around in the M&M's and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
7: Place 6 cookies on a sheet. Note: They will spread due to their size, so it's better to bake fewer at a time so they don't run together.
8: Bake for 12-14 minutes until just slightly golden around the edges. Remove from oven and let cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes more. Remove cookies from baking sheet and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Repeat this process for the remaining dough.