chocolate chip m&m cookies

This really is one of the best cookies I have ever eaten.  My whole family fights over the last of these and the base for this recipe is my go-to for all basic cookies now.

Hands down.  The best.

I have made a lot of chocolate chip cookies in my life and I will never go back to my old recipes anymore.

These cookies are perfectly thick, chewy, crispy around the edges, dense and incredibly moist.  Packed with whatever you decide to pack them with…  today it is chocolate chips and m&ms for my candy-loving kids!

chocolate chip m&m cookies


  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly (still warm)
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup m&ms


Preheat the oven to 325ºF. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda & salt; Set aside.

In your mixer bowl, cream together the warm butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Beat in the egg, egg yolk & vanilla until smooth

Beat in the flour mixture until just combined and then stir in the chocolate chips and m&ms.

Take about 1/2 cup of the dough and form it into a ball in your hands. Hold the ball in both hands and gently break it apart (like you are cracking an egg!) and set the dough pieces craggly-side up on the baking sheet. (You now have 2 cookies from that 1/2 cup of dough).

Repeat until all the dough is gone, allowing plenty of space in between cookies on the sheets so that they have room to spread.

Bake for 12-18 minutes, depending on your oven and the size of your cookies - until the cookies are barely golden brown around the edges... being careful not to over-bake them.

Remove them from the oven, leaving the cookies on the baking sheets until they have firmed up enough to lift off the pans... around 5-10 minutes.

Enjoy as many as you want warm and freeze the leftovers!!

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