I'm coming up to an end of Holiday cookies (hopefully) I think I will be handing out my cookie bags to my co-workers next week and this is one of the last cookies that they will receive. Don't worry though I have Hannukah and Christmas cookie baskets that will need to be ready in the week after next, so don't worry there will be more recipes from me.
Last year I included an M&M cookie and I wanted to again this year, I think it's because when I was little I used to love getting these from the bakery. It was my favorite. I would eat the cookie around the M&M and save the M&M bites for last. The M&M cookies that I remember were more like sugar cookies, dense and a little hard. These did not come out that way, they were more like chocolate chip cookies but with M&Ms. They were good, just not exactly what I wanted, so I'm still on the look out for my perfect M&M cookie. I got the recipe from a fellow Blogger.
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups M&Ms
In a bowl with an electric mixer cream butter and sugar, then add eggs one at a time. Add in the vanilla and then the dry ingredients until smooth. Pour in 3/4 cup M&Ms.
Scoop onto cookie sheets and bake for 9 to 11 minutes at 350 degrees. Once scooped press a few M&Ms into the tops of the cookies. Bake and enjoy!