I promise you that you will fall in love with this recipe, not only because it will put a foolish smile on your face, but because of its taste. Sure, these cookies are very sweet, nothing sophisticated here, just a great taste of fudgy cookies with an add of delicious M&M (Yes, I said delicious. Sometimes a bag of M&M is better than the any fancy bittersweet chocolate.). Another reason to make these is the simplicity of the making, it takes about 5 minutes (if you are really slow…), and all the time goes on the baking.
I know that many people dislike very sweet cookies, but if you are planning on making these ones, don`t omit any amount of sugar, trust me on this one. This recipe is perfect as it is. Also, to make sure that you will get a perfectly baked cookie, make sure not to over bake the cookies, and take them out from the oven even before they look ready (they should be a bit firm on the sides, and very soft in the middle).
So if you are in a gloomy mood, or just want to make someone happy, make these ones, they will do the job.
M&M Chocolate cookies/ Chocolate by Al Hashulcan, edited by Carine Goren (makes 25-30 cookies)
200 gr. soft butter
3/4 cup (150 gr.) sugar
3/4 cup (180 gr.) packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
2 1/4 cups (320 gr.) flour
1/3 cup (40 gr.) cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips, or chopped bittersweet chocolate
1 cup chocolate milk chocolate or bittersweet M&Ms
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
In a mixer cream butter, sugars and vanilla extract until combined.
Add the egg and the yolk, whisk until incorporated.
In a separate bowl, sift flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda. Add the dry mixture with the chocolate chips to the butter mixture, and mix just until combined.
form the dough into 3-4 cm. diameter balls. Place the cookies on a baking sheet, press them to to flatten. Place 5-6 M&Ms on top of each cookie.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are a bit firm on the sides and their center is still soft. Chill on a wire rack, store in an airtight container up to a week.