Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Chocolate Peanut Butter M&M Cookies
If you like chocolate and peanut butter, you are going to love these cookies. I got the recipe from Picky Palate. The only change I made was to use peanut butter M&Ms in place of the white chocolate chips and pretzels since that's what I had. Notice the M&Ms are the ones from Valentine's Day? Yup, gotta love those day after Valentine's Day candy sales.
I took a bite out of these cookies and oh my gosh, it was like eating a rich, chocolatey, chewy brownie. I'm talking super fudgy. The peanut butter taste in the cookie itself wasn't that strong, so I'm glad I used the peanut butter M&Ms because they added a nice little peanut buttery burst in every bite. I guarantee these will satisfy any chocolate craving.
Chocolate Peanut Butter M&M Cookies (adapted slightly from Picky Palate)
1 c. butter
1 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. crunchy peanut butter
1 3/4 c. flour
1 1/4 c. cocoa powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. peanut butter M&Ms (or more if you want)
Preheat oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the peanut butter and beat well. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to the wet ingredients and stir till incorporated. Mix in the M&Ms with a wooden spoon.
Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake 9-11 min., should still be soft in the center (I baked mine for 15 min. and they were still nice and chewy). Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 min. before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.