Dark Chocolate M&Ms Christmas Cookies
Cuisine: American
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 14 mins
Total time: 24 mins
M&Ms Cookies made with dark chocolate M&Ms. This version uses the Christmas colored dark chocolate M&Ms, but you can use any color you want.
  • 4 oz unsalted butter, room temperature (114 grams)
  • 1/2 cup shortening (96 grams), don't substitute
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar (144 grams)
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar (100 grams)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour (210 grams)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cup dark chocolate M&Ms
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
  1. Combine the butter and shortening in a large mixing bowl and beat until creamy. Add both sugars and continue beating on high for two minutes, scraping bowl. Beat in the vanilla and egg and beat until fluffy.
  2. Stir together the flour, salt and baking soda. Add this mixture to the sugar mixture and stir until mixed. Stir in the M&Ms and chocolate chips. Chill batter for about an hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Drop batter by level tablespoons or rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased or foil lined cookie sheets, spacing 2 1/2 inches apart.
  5. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheets for about 2 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool.
Recipe by Cookie Madness at https://www.cookiemadness.net/2014/12/10/dark-chocolate-mms-cookies/