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Peanut Butter M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today I introduce you to the best Peanut Butter M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies! They’re thick and chewy with little bursts of creamy peanut butter!

Easter Peanut Butter M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

So perfectly soft.

Easter Peanut Butter M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

I took a casual stroll down the candy aisle the other day and I saw the most adorable Easter Egg Peanut Butter M&Ms! Into my cart they went.

Easter Peanut Butter M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

The only reason I allow myself to buy peanut butter M&Ms is if I bake with them, because they are not safe around me.

Or I am not safe around them.

I’m not really sure which is more apt.

Probably both.

Easter Peanut Butter M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

In my college days, when Peanut Butter M&M’s first came out, I would devour entire bags! And not the small bags. #nojudgement

I was obsessed! I was powerless in the face of such a yummy candy! Powerless, I tell you!

 Easter Peanut Butter M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

As you will be in the face of these Peanut Butter M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies! Peanut Butter M&M’s and mini chocolate chips are folded into a brown sugar cookie base and then baked to chewy perfection!

Easter Peanut Butter M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made them extra large for maximum chewiness and to accommodate the large PB M&Ms. Or at least that is what I told myself (and my Husband).

 Easter Peanut Butter M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

Just look at how chewy and soft it is!

Easter Peanut Butter M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

Are you concerned about having huge Peanut Butter M&M’s in your cookie? I know I was.

Don’t be! They are delicious!

You are happily chewing away thinking, “this is a fabulous chocolate chip cookie” when, BAM, you get a PB M&M and your eyes widen and all you can think to say is “mmmm can I have another?” And then the whole plate is gone…just sayin’…

Easter Peanut Butter M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

Use the adorable Easter Egg PB M&Ms if you like or make this amazing cookie recipe all year long with the standard ones…They will taste just as good! No Easter grass necessary.

Easter Peanut Butter M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

I got a leete carried away with the pictures…my bad. #sorryimnotsorry

Peanut Butter M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 24 large cookies

Peanut Butter M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Peanut Butter M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies are thick and chewy with little bursts of creamy peanut butter! And perfectly decorated for Easter! Or use regular Peanut Butter M&Ms to enjoy these delicious cookies all year round!

Ingredients

  • 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter, slightly softened
  • 1 ¼ cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter M&Ms (reserve some for placing on top the dough balls)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugars together in the bowl of a stand mixer until light and fluffy. I would not recommend using a hand mixer or trying to make this batter by hand.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until well incorporated.
  5. Gradually stir in flour in several additions. I usually do 5. The batter will be thick!
  6. Stir in M&Ms and mini chocolate chips.
  7. Refrigerate for 2 hours to overnight for the thickest, chewiest cookies. You can also skip this step, but your cookies will spread more.
  8. Roll dough balls the size of half a tennis ball and place 1 inch apart on a cookie sheet.
  9. Bake 9-10 minutes or until the edges are set but the centers still look underbaked.

Notes:

The dough also freezes beautifully. I would roll the dough balls a bit smaller if you are going to freeze them. Bake as usual.

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13 Comments

  • Miss Kim @ behgopa
    April 3, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Love the springy Easter colors! I can imagine you make a beautiful Easter basket. Peanut butter M&Ms in a chocolate chip cookie…yum! I cant believe you devoured bags of M&M’s! Lol If I did that, I think I’d be blowing up and getting diabetes.

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      April 4, 2014 at 11:32 am

      Thanks! I obviously got a little carried away with the pictures but it was just so much fun! Who doesn’t love Easter grass? Actually this Easter grass was almost the end of my super-curious cat…so no more Easter baskets around here 🙁

      Who said the PB m&ms didn’t play a significant roll in the Freshman 15?! 😉 Not even 2 hours of gym-time can remedy that situation!

      Reply
  • Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen
    April 4, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Uh oh! 🙂 I can see how these would be TOTALLY addictive. Yes, I probably couldn’t stop eating them until I had at least a dozen. Love!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      April 4, 2014 at 11:47 pm

      Thanks! These are DANGEROUS! I actually hid some from my Husband!

      Reply
  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    April 4, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    1. OOOOH so chewy and perfectly peanut buttery!!!
    2. preeeetttyyyy
    3. I looooove love love peanut butter m&m’s (although they came out way longer ago than that! I used to have them after school when I was little (just googled it-they came out in 1990 :P)
    4.yayayayyyy hooray for these amazing cookies!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      April 4, 2014 at 11:46 pm

      Lol! Thank you, Kayle!! You’re so sweet!!

      As for #3, I guess I was late to the party!!! [bc FYI I was not in college in the 90’s!]

      Reply
      • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
        April 5, 2014 at 8:55 am

        lol well no I didn’t think sooo! lol

        Reply
        • AmericanCooking22
          April 5, 2014 at 9:16 am

          Just makin’ sure! It’s probably for the best that I didn’t discover them until college… lol!

          Reply
  • Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen
    April 5, 2014 at 9:29 am

    What a beautiful spring cookie! I just love baking with seasonal candies 🙂

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      April 5, 2014 at 10:33 am

      Simple pleasures! They totally make me happy!

      Reply
  • […] The cookies were slightly crisp on the outside but soft and firm on the inside. They were delicious and I definitely ate way more than I should have. If you would like to make these you can find the recipe here. […]

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