These M&M cookies are extraordinarily chewy and soft, and stay that way for days. They are loaded with chocolate chips throughout, for the ultimate M&M cookie experience. These cookies taste sublime, as they are made with real butter (no shortening in these babies!)
The majority of thick and chewy M&M cookie recipes I’ve searched for in the past call for the use of shortening. Since I make every effort to use real butter in all my baking, none of those M&M cookie recipes ever made it to our cookie jar.
Rather than staring at my bag of M&M’s and wistfully passing up all the recipes that called for shortening, I decided to use my favorite chewy chocolate chip cookie dough as a base, and throw a whole bunch of crunchy M&M’s into the mix. Extra chocolatey M&M cookies, made with the goodness of real butter…
Because said chocolate chip cookies are my favorite cookie dough that happens to be fail-proof, it’s a perfect base for M&M chocolate chip cookies. Without a doubt, they turn up chewy and super soft. Not cakey at all. The chewy softness of these cookies is the best backdrop for the crunchy candy coating of M&M’s.
I generally make all my cookies on the smaller side, with the single motivation of being able to eat many more of them that way. I know it all works out to be the same, but I like being able to eat more 🙂 These cookies maintain their thickness no matter what size you want to make them. They don’t spread into a thin oblivion.
These M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies stay wonderfully chewy and soft for… ever? Ok, realistically they’ll be snatched up in a wink, but they can keep their soft yumminess for days at room temperature.
The raw dough for these cookies freezes beautifully. This I know, because I often keep extra dough in the freezer, just for those spur of the moment cookie cravings. Which occur quite often around here.
Chew Out Loud, adapted from these Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you like your cookies chewy and soft, made with real butter, and tasting fabulous, here are a few of my favorites…