M & M Chocolate Chip Cookies

M & M Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Any child, young or old, will enjoy this recipe for M & M Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are pretty and bright enough for a Christmas Cookie Tray, but you can make them at any time of year!

Serving M & M Chocolate Chip Cookies on a Blue Willow Platter

(Post modified on 11/24/23.)

These cookies are especially fun to make with your kids or grandchildren. In fact, make some this weekend and fill your cookie jar!

M & M Chocolate Candies

When shopping for M & M candies, you may consider buying the holiday candies that are just red and green. Or mix it up with all colors for an even more festive look!

 

More Christmas Cookies to Bake

 

Ingredients for M & M Chocolate Chip Cookies

(See the full recipe at the bottom of this post.)

  • vegetable shortening
  • butter at room temperature
  • granulated sugar
  • brown sugar
  • large eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • chopped pecans
  • bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • plain M & M candies

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Ingredients for this Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather all your tools and ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Using a nut chopper, coarsely chop the pecans.

 

Prepare the Dough

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the vegetable shortening, softened butter, and sugars. Add large eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix well.

In a small bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture and beat well. Scrape bowl with a spatula as needed.

Fold Candies, Chocolate, and Nuts into Dough

Fold in chopped pecans, bittersweet chocolate chips, and plain M & M’s until incorporated.

I like to use bittersweet chocolate chips for a Chocolate Chip Cookie. But they can sometimes be hard to find. If that’s the case, feel free to use semi-sweet chocolate chips. I LOVE baking with Ghirardelli chocolate chips. I like their large, flattened size AND the taste they impart to the finished product. Try them and see if you become a fan of them as well!

 

Drop and Bake the Cookies

Drop Dough by Large Spoonfuls onto Lined Baking Sheet

Drop by tablespoonfuls or a cookie scoop onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Bake in preheated oven for 10-14 minutes until golden brown.

Place Baked M & M Chocolate Chip Cookies on a Cooling Rack

Allow to set for 5 minutes and then transfer cookies to a wire cooling rack.

This recipe will make 3-4 dozen cookies, depending on how large you make them! Store in a tightly covered container or freeze in gallon freezer bags for up to 3 months.

See more Cookie Recipes Here. Browse more Holiday Baking Ideas Here. 

 

Recipe for M & M Chocolate Chip Cookies

M & M Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here's a recipe any child--young or old--will enjoy. Make some this weekend and fill your cookie jar!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Cookies, Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate Chips, Holiday Baking, M&M Candies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 48 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 8 minutes
Servings: 24

Ingredients 
 

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather all your tools and ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Using a nut chopper, coarsely chop pecans.

Prepare the Dough

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the vegetable shortening, butter, and sugars. Add eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  • In a small bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to creamed mixture and beat well. Scrape bowl with spatula as needed.
  • Fold in chopped pecans, bittersweet chocolate chips, and plain M & M's until incorporated.

Drop and Bake the Cookies

  • Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10-14 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks. Makes 36-48 cookies.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted. 

Nutrition

Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 207IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg
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