Thursday, August 25, 2016

Chocolate Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

If you follow my page on Facebook, you probably saw my (teaser) post about perfecting my new cookie recipe. These things are AMAZING. I've discovered two things recently: 1, cornstarch seriously makes the cookie. 2, freezing dough for an hour before baking makes a huge difference in texture. 

I've wanted to do something slightly different with my base cookie recipe, and I needed to use up some of my chocolate peanut powder before it outdated, so I decided to experiment. Experiment #1, while everyone thought it was great, needed some changes. A few changes later... these cookies are fabulous! They are perfectly soft, full of lots of chocolate chips and M&M's, just barely a taste of peanut butter, and the perfect amount of chocolate!

Printable Recipe
Chocolate Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

1/2 cup butter-flavored Crisco
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all purpose Flour
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons chocolate peanut powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
3/4 cup mini M&M’s

  1. Place Crisco and sugars into a stand mixer, cream until well combined. Add egg and vanilla, beating until well combined. Slowly add flour, cocoa powder, chocolate peanut butter powder, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt. Hand mix in chips and M&M’s.
  2. Scoop dough (or form into balls) and place onto a parchment lined baking sheet. (Spacing does not matter, as long as they do not touch.) Freeze for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°.
  4. Remove cookie dough from freezer, and place 2” apart on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until edges are set. Let cookies cool for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Serve and enjoy.

2 dozen
Prep/total time: 2 hours
Nutrition Facts
130 calories each (30 ct) *I calculate nutrition facts for reference only, this is not done scientifically

Source (for original): Picky Palate

Remember, comments are loved! Have you tried any of the peanut powders? What's your favorite recipe with them?

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