I made these Valentine’s Day M&M Cookies using my all-time very favorite master chocolate chip cookie recipe. The edges are golden and crispy, the centers are gooey and chewy and delicious. They’re a little on the thin side, which is my absolute favorite kind of cookie to eat. But if you prefer a thicker cookie, just add a little bit more flour (about 1/4 cup).
This is a great basic cookie recipe that you can easily dress up for Valentine’s day using holiday M&Ms. Stick it in your back pocket, and pull it out when you need a quick and easy treat for that class party, a special after school treat, or a rom-com movie night in!
1.Grab your supplies. All you’ll need for this recipe is ONE mixing bowl, a wooden spoon or sturdy spatula, and your measuring cups– no stand mixer required! I like to use a food scale to measure the flour in this recipe, but it’s not necessary. I’ll provide a volume measurement as well in the recipe.
2. Start with mixing the butter and sugars together. I like to use partially melted butter (because I like thin cookies, remember?). But if you want thicker cookies, simply use butter that has been softened to room temperature instead of melting it in the microwave.
3. Mix in the eggs. Use a spoon and not a whisk to do this, so that you are incorporating as little air into the dough as possible. Air in dough = cakey cookies. No bueno.
4. Add the vanilla, salt, and baking soda. I prefer to add the baking soda at this point (instead of sifted together with the flour), because it activates the baking soda a little earlier in the process. If I’m being honest– I don’t really know what that means scientifically speaking, but I DO know that I like the final product when it’s done this way!
5. Last– measuring the flour and adding the M&Ms and chocolate chips. I don’t typically use the scale to measure ingredients for my recipes, but I make an exception for these cookies. They turn out exactly the way I like them when I measure out 13 ounces of flour (plus, it’s one less measuring cup that I’d have to wash later). However, if you don’t want to use the food scale, just measure out 2 3/4 cups of flour.
If you love these cookies, be sure to check out more of our favorite cookie recipes at the end of this post!
Valentine’s Day M&M Cookies
Yield: 3 dozen cookies
prep time: 10 Mcook time: total time: 10 M
I made these Valentine’s Day M&M Cookies using my all-time very favorite master chocolate chip cookie recipe. The edges are golden and crispy, the centers are gooey and chewy and delicious.
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
2 3/4 cups (or 13 ounces) all-purpose flour
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup Valentine’s M&Ms
How to cook Valentine’s Day M&M Cookies
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Soften the butter in the microwave. Whisk the brown sugar and the sugar into the butter.
Add the vanilla extract and mix in the eggs one at a time. Mix in the baking soda and salt.
Fold in the flour, chocolate chips, and M&Ms.
Scoop the dough (approximately 1½ tablespoons of dough) and bake for 9-10 minutes, until edges are golden brown.
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