chocolate M&M cookies
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Big Chocolate M&M Valentine's Day Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Author Nichole

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup salted butter 2 sticks
  • 1 1/4 Cups granulated sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 2 1/4 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Cup M&M's divided

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, and set aside.
  • In bowl of stand mixer, or large bowl using hand mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy 2-3 minutes. Turn mixer to low speed, and add the eggs one at a time. Add the almond extract. Scrape down bowl as needed.
  • Keeping mixer on low, add in the cocoa powder until well blended. Add the flour, salt, and baking powder, mixing just until incorporated.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips, and 1/2 Cup of the M&M's.
  • Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball, place on prepared baking sheet, and flatten slightly with your hand. Repeat with remaining dough, and top with the extra 1/2 Cup of M&M's as desired.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 13-16 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes on baking sheet before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Makes 12 large cookies.