Saturday, June 26, 2010

Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with M&Ms

Adapted from

Printable Recipe

3/4 cup (1  1/2 sticks) butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp vanilla (yes, 1 tbsp!)
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
plain M&Ms, optional

Cream the melted and cooled butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and egg yolk, one at a time, beating well. Add the vanilla and beat well. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, soda  and salt. Stir in the flour mixture just until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop by spoonfuls on cookie sheets and bake 325 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Cool on cookie sheets a few minutes before removing to cool on a wire rack.

I like to top these with plain M&Ms before baking. I also will form some dough into a log and wrap it in parchment paper, and then freeze it for up to a month. When ready to bake, simply cut the log into slices, about 1/2" thick and bake. You don't really even need to thaw out the dough first.


Barbara Bakes said...

How can you go wrong with a name like that! They sound delicious!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Oh man, dieting I don't even know if I should have stopped here! I just happened upon your blog but I know my son would love these but man, me too!

the big,fat is giving me pause, diet-wise!

anniebakes said...

I'm your newest follower, so glad I found your foodie site!!


Amy of Sing For Your Supper said...

Oh golly, these look so good!! You can tell just by looking at them how chewy and moist they are- YUM!! This is one of my favorite cookie recipes, but I've never tried it with M&M's- you can bet I will now! :) Have you tried the NYTimes recipe for chocolate chip cookies? It's my new favorite! Here's the recipe in case you're interested!
Have a great weekend!

The Sugar Queen said...

Amy, no I have not. but I have wanted to. Thanks for the link!

Anne said...

Oh those look so yummy! Wow! My son would love the bright colors, too!