Dec 27, 2010

Mint M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

I realize that many people are probably still coming down from the massive sugar high that is the Christmas holiday, but I wanted to try this recipe while mint M&Ms are still available in the grocery stores. I don't know if it's different elsewhere, but around here, the mint variety are only available around Christmas time. In any case, these cookies are very tasty. They are also delicious if you prefer to use regular M&Ms instead of the mint variety. Or if you are looking for another M&M chocolate chip cookie recipe, here is another I recommend. By the way, this mint M&M cookie recipe was passed along to me by my friend Becky Watts Dean.

1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Package Mint M&Ms

Cream brown sugar, white sugar, and butter. Then add eggs and vanilla. Combine with flour, baking soda, and salt. Once the dough is mixed together, stir in chocolate chips. Scoop tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 7 minutes. Take cookies out of oven and press Mint M&Ms (about 4-5 per cookie) into the top of each cookie. Then return the cookies to the oven and bake until golden brown, another 2-4 minutes. Leave the cookies on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes after baking before removing them to a cooling rack.