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)

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.