These M&M studded sugar cookies are quintessential to those giant cookies found in the mall at a Mrs. Fields that every kid loves! These sweet cookies are slightly crispy on the edges, yet so soft and chewy on the inside, and sprinkled evenly with colorful chocolate M&M's. What's not to love?
I meant to put these up on Valentine's Day but didn't get the chance too! The good thing about these is that they are perfect for any occasion using holiday M&M's or regular M&M's!
Giant M&M Cookies: (source, What's Gaby Cooking)
-1 cup butter, softened
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-1 1/2 cups white sugar
-2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
-2 1/2 cups AP flour
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-1/2 bag M&M's
Cream together the butter and sugars in a mixer. Add the eggs and vanilla, making sure to scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl. Add the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder on low until everything is incorporated.
Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Scoop out a 1/4 cup size of dough and roll it into a ball. Roll it around in some M&M's and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place 6 cookies on a sheet since they will spread due to their size. Bake for 12-14 minutes until just slightly golden around the edges. Remove from oven and let rest on baking sheet (I let mine rest for about 10 minutes and then moved to a wire rack to finish cooling completely).
*Note* They might look a little underbaked in the center-but don't fear! They will continue to bake a bit once removed from the oven.