Chocolate Chip + M&Ms Christmas Cookies
I know the holiday season and Xmas time are long gone but I just love these cookies so much that I wanted to share them with you anyway.
Here in France, we don’t have bags of M&Ms candy with specific colors. From recipes I’ve seen online it seems like it’s a more common thing in the US for example. So what I did I that I bought a regular bag of candy and kept only the red and green ones for this recipe.
I put 2/3 of those M&Ms in a grinder and incorporated them in the dough. I used the remaining 1/3 to top the cookies once formed and on the baking tray. The heat of the oven makes them crack open just a little and you can see the chocolate goodness that is inside!
The recipe for the cookie dough is the same that I used in my Can’t-Stop-Eating Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe:
325g of sugar
400g of all-purpose flour
250g of chocolate chips, any kind
200g of butter, at room temperature
1 tsp of baking powder.
Method: First, mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside. Then, mix together the butter and sugar. Add the dry mixture and mix until just blended. Set for 1 hour.
Then,preheat oven to 150°C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Form balls out of cookie dough. Place them on the tray and press down with your hand to flatten them. Top with M&Ms candy. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Allow to cool on wire rack.
I made these especially for the holidays but all the fun is in topping the cookies with colored candies chosen to match a specific holiday. And cookies are very easy to make so you can get kids involved and it’s double the fun! ;-) It’s a great way to spend quality time with your loved ones, as food always is!