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Chocolate M&M Cookies

These Chocolate M&M Cookies are thick, soft, and chewy, and they are just oozing with gooey chocolate chips and coconut M&M’s.

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These cookies are no joke, kids. They taste like fudgy brownies with a hint of coconut (which you can omit if you don’t like the flavor of coconut). The festive M&M’s make them perfect for Easter – I suggest making a double batch, they will disappear in no time!

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If you are looking for a fun treat for Easter, a baby shower, a birthday party, any occasion really, I suggest making these cookies! They are cute and festive, but they’re totally easy to make. Also, they are one of the best cookies I’ve ever made. I am a brownie freak, so obviously I made a cookie that mimics a brownie and I LOVE it! I loaded them up with lots of chocolate chips and M&M’s – I chose the coconut ones because I also added a touch of coconut extract to the cookie dough. The coconut flavor is subtle though, the chocolate is definitely the star here!

A little white chocolate drizzle just dresses these cookies up and make them the perfect treat for your next special occasion!

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I mean, who could resist this?

Chocolate M&M Cookies! Thick, soft, and chewy! http://backforseconds.com #easter #chocolate #m&ms #dessert

Chocolate M&M Cookies

Serves 48
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 7 minutes
Total time 17 minutes
These Chocolate M&M Cookies are thick, soft, and chewy, and they are just oozing with gooey chocolate chips and coconut M&M's. Perfect for Easter or birthdays!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 bag coconut m&m's (or any variety you like)

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350
Cream together butter and sugar. Add cocoa and mix well. Add eggs, vanilla, and salt and mix until well combined. Add baking soda and powder and slowly add the flour, mixing just until incorporated. Stir in chips.
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased baking sheet and press a few M&M's onto the tops of each cookie. Bake for 7 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet a few minutes before transfering to cooling racks.

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10 Responses to “Chocolate M&M Cookies”

  1. Oh man, that shot of the halved cookie… I’m definitely drooling. I haven’t tried the coconut m&ms but I’m going to use this recipe as an excuse to go get some!

  2. I love anything that has chocolate as the star ;) These look so chocolatey, I could devour a whole tray!

  3. These are perfect Stephanie!!

  4. Oh yum! These cookies are fabulous Stephanie!

  5. These look delicious! Love how moist and fudgey they are in the center. Thanks for sharing.

  6. George says:

    These cookies are amazing!

    They are just perfect :-)

  7. Amanda says:

    I made these today and they were delicious! However, they didnt turn out to look like anything in the pictures! My cookies were more smooth, and didnt look as cracked and moist as yours. My cookies did not spread either. Do you think you know what went wrong? I halved the recipe, and refrigerated the dough for 20 minutes. :)

    • Stephanie says:

      I’m glad you liked them, Amanda! My guess is the reason they didn’t spread is because you chilled the dough. Baking them at room temp helps them spread more :)

  8. Christina Strapp says:

    These look awesome! I will have to see if I can try this recipe.

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