Chocolate M&M Sugar Cookies 2

There’s a joke (sort of funny, sort of not) in our family now that these are “tornado cookies”, because I baked them the day of the tornado last month. Chuckle. Sort of.

These are some seriously good cookies. It’s a marriage of two awesome cookies- chewy M&M cookies and rich chocolate sugar cookies. Yeah baby. I used Martha Stewart’s recipe for chocolate sugar cookies (which would’ve been awesome on their own), and since I was craving M&M cookies, threw some M&Ms in. I was verrrrry happy with the results! Chewy and deeply chocolaty with the nice crunch of M&Ms. I can’t wait to make these again; hopefully minus the tornado this time. ;)

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Chocolate M&M Sugar Cookies

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup good-quality unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon corn starch
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening, substitute 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups M&Ms

Preheat oven to 375. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and corn starch in a medium bowl; set aside.

Put butter and sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Mix in shortening (or additional butter). Add egg and vanilla; mix until creamy. Reduce speed to low. Gradually add flour mixture, and mix until just combined. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the M&Ms.

Drop dough by tablespoon-size scoops onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing about 2 inches apart. Bake until edges are firm, 9-11 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container up to 2 days. Makes approximately 36 cookies.

Recipe source: adapted from Martha Stewart’s Cookies cookbook

Chocolate M&M Sugar Cookies

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Cassidy was obviously a fan. :)

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6 Comments »

  1. These look amazing, Amy! M&M cookies are my favorite, I just can’t resist :)

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    Comment by Tracey — June 14, 2013 @ 7:25 AM

  2. Yum!

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    Comment by nessa — June 14, 2013 @ 3:56 PM

  3. Yum! My son would love these – he loves m&m’s in cookies. And I totally understand trying to shoot a picture before little fingers grab the cookies.

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    Comment by Suzanne — June 17, 2013 @ 3:31 PM

  4. These are a combination of so many of my favorite things. Yum!

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    Comment by Kelsey — June 18, 2013 @ 12:08 AM

  5. Cassidy’s little hands…priceless!

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    amy Reply:

    I love that I was able to get those shots! Totally candid!

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    Comment by Julie Guadagni — June 19, 2013 @ 1:06 PM

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