M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies | Crumbs and Chaos #softcookies    www.crumbsandchaos.net Everyone loves cookies – our family is crazy for these M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies – they bake up beautifully thick and soft.  Studded with mini chocolate chips to ensure chocolate goodness in every bite!  P.S. I realize Meg just shared cookies last week, but these were too good to not share right away!

Back in our pre-marriage days, I remember my husband always choosing M&M cookies over chocolate chip only cookies.  Anytime we got cookies at Subway or someone had one of those variety cookie packages from the local grocery store bakery, M&M was his choice.  I realized somewhere in there how much I liked them as well, such a good M&M eating pair we were  still are 😉

Lately I’ve had a problem with cookies in general…no matter how closely I follow the directions by chilling etc. they still spread out so much.  It’s ridiculous and it makes me not want to try any more new recipes and just stick with the family favorites – like Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies or Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.  This recipe uses a little bit of shortening along with chilling time to keep them from spreading much and the brown sugar and cornstarch keep them thick and soft.
M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies | Crumbs and Chaos #softcookies    www.crumbsandchaos.net


These cookies are absolutely worth making sure you have the out of the ordinary ingredients like bread flour and cornstarch on hand (use the rest of the bread flour to make your own pizza dough or cinnamon rolls).  I loved the addition of mini chocolate chips – there was chocolate in every.single.bite!  That’s just personal preference, so use what you like.  These cookies are pretty good size, feel free to add M&Ms to your liking as well.  You need to chill these before baking, mix them up tomorrow night and let them chill overnight and bake them in the morning to have fresh, delicious cookies all holiday weekend long!  You’re welcome.

M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies | Crumbs and Chaos #softcookies    www.crumbsandchaos.net


M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

A sensational M&M Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe - perfectly thick, soft and studded with mini chocolate chips.


  • 1 cup BUTTER, softened
  • 1/4 cup SHORTENING
  • 1 1/2 cups BROWN SUGAR
  • 2 EGGS
  • 1 EGG YOLK
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons VANILLA
  • 2 cups BREAD FLOUR
  • 2 Tablespoons CORNSTARCH
  • 2 teaspoons BAKING SODA
  • 1 teaspoon KOSHER SALT


  1. Beat together butter, shortening and sugars using a stand or electric mixer until fluffy and light in color. Add eggs, yolk and vanilla; continue beating until well combined.
  2. Stir together flours, cornstarch, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Add to the butter mixture and stir until just combined.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and chill for at least 6 hours or up to 2 days.
  4. Time to bake: Preheat oven to 350°. Line your baking sheets with a Silpat liner or parchment paper.
  5. Form balls with about 2 Tablespoons of dough. Place on cookie sheet and press down slightly to flatten. Press M&Ms into each cookie dough ball, use as many as you like.
  6. Bake 10-11 minutes, until edges are lightly golden. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 5-10 minutes before removing to cool on wire rack.

Recipe Source: I Heart Eating




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  1. says

    What a great classic combo of rainbow colored M&M’s and chocolate chips! Reminds me of my childhood. I can tell this is a winning recipe you have. I’ve got to make a batch soon, yummy!!

  2. Julie Grant says

    Delicious cookies! Just made them after seeing them on Pinterest this morning. The corn starch does well adding a nice texture to the cookie. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Trish says

    Honestly the BEST cookies I’ve had EVER! My husband says the same, and he’s a crunchy cookie lover! Thank you so much for the recipe!
    (I reduced the salt a little in my second batch)


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