I know, I know, just Monday I told you I was tired of baking but Christmas got the best of me yet again! My Dad and stepmom came to do early Christmas with us last weekend (because we’ll be spending the holiday on a cruise, yay!) and I knew I wanted to send some treats for my stepbrother and sister back home with them. Because I had already done a ton of baking the pantry was looking a little bare so I came up with these loaded chocolate chip M&M cookies and they are pretty much going to be my go-to cookie base recipe forever and ever now.
Let’s talk about why I love these cookies so much, shall we? First, I loaded them up with white chocolate chips, M&Ms and peanut butter M&Ms. Pretty much anything I had an open bag of in my baking cabinet went in the bowl! They are almost just as much chocolate and candy as they are dough! Secondly, I am a lazy girl at times and I hate having to chill my cookie dough before baking like so many recipes call for. I just despise it, I want to get in the kitchen and bake without long breaks in between. This dough does not need chilling at all and doesn’t spread when it bakes so you end up with full thick cookies. You can even put the dough on a hot pan without it spreading so no wasted time between batches either. Yay!
Basically, you can add any combo of chocolate chips and candy you want, just try to get to the full 4 cups of it to really load them up! You won’t regret it!Print
Loaded Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies
Amazingly delicious Loaded Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies are one of the best cookie recipes out there, no chilling of the dough required and chock full of candy and chocolate chips!
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 10
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 36 1x
1 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 box french vanilla instant pudding mix
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups peanut butter M&Ms
1 cup regular M&Ms
1 cup white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixer combine butter and sugars and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and continue to mix on medium speed. Stir in pudding mix, baking soda and salt.
Add flour one cup at a time stirring either by hand or on low speed until dough in mixed thoroughly. Fold in candy and chocolate chips.
Scoop 2″ balls of dough (or use a large cookie scoop) and place 2″ apart on baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 4-5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
- Substituting all one type of brown sugar will not dramatically affect the recipe results
- Substitute any combination of chocolate chips and M&Ms but be sure to get the full 4 cups total in for the “loaded” cookie
- Recipe can be halved for smaller batches
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