I’m on my own again this week in the kitchen. My newly-turned teenager is at cross-country camp, running her heart out. This was a new adventure for her. Maddie’s running with a school this year and doesn’t know any of the kids yet. She’s one that likes to understand a situation completely before she encounters it, so for her to venture out to a camp that she’s never been to before with kids she’s never met is so stretching her. It’s teaching her lessons in faith and trust.
It’s not only teaching her lessons…it’s teaching this mama lessons in faith and trust also. My little girl, just entering into the teenager phase.
How did that happen? Seems like just yesterday she was curled close in my lap reading Sandra Boynton’s The Going to Bed Book. I can still recite that book word for word.
These simple Double Chocolate M&M Cookies take me back to those simpler days. M&M’s always made my kids smile and M&M cookies continue to be a favorite find in our cookie jar.
You’ll love these cookies because they are super soft and super fudgy. They won’t take more than 15 minutes to whip up. I do recommend refrigerating the dough for 30 minutes or so. We like to scoop out the cookies onto baking sheets before refrigerating simply because the dough is easier to handle when it is softer. It also takes less time to bring them to refrigerator temperature. If you are short on fridge space and don’t have room for trays, just refrigerate the big bowl of dough for about an hour and your cookies will turn out just as thick as ever.
Enjoy your kids today. They grow up fast. Spend some time in the kitchen with them whipping up a batch of these colorful cookies. Then sit down with a glass of milk, freshly baked cookie and watch them smile.
These Double Chocolate M&M Cookies are the fudgiest, chocolatiest cookies yet! Super soft and full of kid-friendly M&M chocolate candies.
10 minCook Time
10 minTotal Time
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups M&M chocolate candies
- Using a stand mixer, beat together the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add in the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Stir the mixture until it is well blended. Add in the M&M's and mix until combined. Drop the batter by rounded teaspoons onto baking sheets, then refrigerate for 30 minutes before baking. You can also refrigerate the dough in the bowl for an hour and drop the dough on the cookie sheets after refrigerating.
- Bake the cookies in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes. Do not overbake.