Aug 25, 2009

Phil White's Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies

This is a recipe I used frequently as a graduate student in English down at Arizona State University. Whenever I was tired of studying, I'd whip up a batch of these large cookies and take them to school in a blue and white Tupperware container (which I still have) to feed my fellow grad students.

2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 pound butter
3 eggs
5 1/2-6 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 package milk chocolate chips
Chopped nuts (optional)
M&Ms

Cream sugar and butter. Add eggs and then dry ingredients. Use an ice cream scoop to measure and mold dough and then place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 15-20 minutes. Press M&M's into the partially baked cookies midway through baking.