M&M Cookies with White Chocolate
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Serves: 11
  • 100g (or 7 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature*
  • 130g (or ½ cup + 4 teaspoons, packed) light brown sugar
  • 125g (or ½ cup + 2 tablespoons) granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 185g (or 1½ cup) all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon table salt
  • 200g (or 1 cup) peanut M&M’s
  • 90g (or ½ cup) white chocolate chunks
  1. First, preheat your oven to 175°C/350°F (standard oven setting).
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until the mixture is nice and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until incorporated. Don’t overmix the egg, just mix until the batter is smooth (this should take only a few seconds), scrape the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula and mix for another 2 seconds.
  3. Next, add the flour, baking powder and salt. Using a rubber spatula, carefully stir to combine. Lightly press your finger against the dough. The dough should not be sticky. When you pull your finger back, only a few small crumbs of dough should stick to it. If larger crumbs stick to your finger, add another tablespoon of flour and check again. Don’t add more than a few tablespoons though, otherwise the cookies will be too tough. Finally, stir in the M&M’s and chocolate chips.
  4. Chill the cookie dough in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  5. Scoop out ¼ cup worth of dough and plop the dough onto a cookie sheet or baking sheet (mine was black), about 7½ centimeter (or 3 inches) apart. You could also divide the dough into 10 equal chunks by eye if you don’t have a measuring scoop.
  6. Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes, remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet until cool enough to handle. Transfer to a wire rack (you may need to use an offset spatula to get the cookies of the sheet) and allow to cool to room temperature. Serve with milk or tea. Enjoy!
* when I say ‘butter at room temperature’, I mean: take the butter out of the fridge 30-60 minutes before you intend to start making the cookies and allow to come to room temperature. So don’t place it next to the preheating oven or next to the central heating. This will cause the butter to become too greasy and soft and this causes the cookies to spread too much!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 364
Recipe by The Tough Cookie at https://thetoughcookie.com/2014/04/22/mm-cookies-white-chocolate/