Is there anything better than chocolate and peanut butter mixed together? We love it in hot coco, in cheese cake, in ice cream, in Reece’s, and now in cookies as well. After I made these the first time I was crowned The Cookie Queen by my roommate and her boyfriend. The second time I made them they hovered around the kitchen eating cookie dough and came running when they were finally cool enough to eat. The cookie is creamy and dreamy and peanut-buttery with happy bright m&m’s. Its like a Nutter-Butter had babies with a Hershey’s bar!
These are some of the easiest cookies to make and are universally loved by all!
Peanut Butter M&M Cookies
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, softened to room temperature*
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup chunky peanut butter (You can use creamy but I think it tastes better with chunky)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 and 1/4 cups all purpose flour (Or whole wheat)
- 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). If you use whole wheat I would add an extra tablespoon or two of peanut butter. 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. Roll dough between your palms into balls about an inch in diameter and place on an ungreased cookie sheet or silicone baking mat. 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. I go by how brown the edges that touch the pan are.
Allow to cool completely on a wire rack. Enjoy!
(adapted from http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2012/03/27/peanut-butter-mm-cookies/)