Someone got into the M&M’s yesterday & it wasn’t me. We won’t name names…
She was trying to be all sneaky about it 😉 She takes after her Granddad, with his love for M & M’s. 🙂
Since they were opened, I figured I would make another Sally recipe that I had been eying – Peanut Butter M & M Cookies. Told you, I cannot get enough of her recipes!
Who doesn’t love the combination of peanut butter & chocolate?! I swear it’s like heaven on earth.
I don’t know about you, but I go through peanut butter like I go through water. It’s bad. But oh so good 😀
You know how I said I love to have easy go to snacks around the house? Well, peanut butter is another one of my favorite snacks. Nothing better than a spoonful of peanut butter to get you through a rough afternoon 😉
As I was reading through her recipe, every ingredient just kept getting better. Brown sugar, peanut butter & M & Ms….Oh my!
I showed Gabriella the batter…and this was her reaction:
She started licking her fingers. She was pretending it was the cookie dough.
Then I did something really mean.
She really just wanted to take her bath in the batter, but I told her I didn’t think that was a good idea.
She was mad at me for the rest of the day.
One day, Gabriella, one day. 😀
Anyways, I can’t rave enough about these cookies. I took one bite, and they immediately reminded me of cookies from Great American Cookie Co.(the batter even looks like the picture below!)
Do those even exist anymore?? I remember I used to LOVE the cheesecake brownie from there, which was weird because I don’t even like cheesecake. But for years I have been trying to find the ‘copycat’ recipe for those delicious brownies.
But their cookies were ALWAYS so soft & chewy, which are the best kind of cookies in my opinion. Those people that like hard, crunchy cookies make me wonder about them. 😉
I followed Sally’s recipe exactly and I wouldn’t change a thing. They are PERFECT the way they are.
makes 3 dozen cookies
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, softened to room temperature*
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 and 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 and 1/2 cups M&Ms
In a large bowl, using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars together on medium speed. Mix in the peanut butter, egg, and vanilla (in that order). Slowly mix in the baking soda and flour. Do not overmix. Fold in the M&Ms with a wooden spoon. Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drop chilled dough by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet or silpat. I pressed a few M&Ms on top of the dough balls. Press the balls down (only slightly) since they won’t spread much while baking. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Cookies will be soft and may appear undone. They will firm up as they cool.
Allow to cool completely on a wire rack. Enjoy!
*You may use unsalted butter in this recipe. If so, add 1/4 tsp salt with the flour.
RECIPE SOURCE: SALLYSBAKINGADDICTION.COM
And the ONLY possible way to make these cookies any better is to serve them with a tall, cold glass of milk.
That’s one thing G & I definitely agree on! 😀