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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Double chocolate m&m cookies


If you are a chocolate fan, then this chocolate cookie will definitely become your most favorite cookie if you taste it one time. Cookies are my favorites to make, but I bake special desserts like this only during Christmas, Easter or for some church functions, festivals, or for my niece. I think this is the first dish that made her fall in love with my cooking. Chocolate is not my hubby's  favorite flavor. So I won't make anything with chocolate unless I find a reason (still I crave for chocolate).  For the first time I made this cookie while we went to meet my niece in her dorm, after that this has became a regular code for her and me to say our love for each other ☺️Also these 'chocolate chip m&m cookies' tastes  extremely delicious and 'rich' and definitely a 'crowd pleaser' for all festivals.

Double chocolate chip m&m cookies

Double chocolate chip m&m cookies

















Ingredients:
Dry ingredients:
All purpose flour - 2 cup
Coco powder - 2/3 cup 
Baking soda - 3/4 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Creaming wet ingredients:
Butter - 1 cup (2 stick)
White sugar - 3/4 cup
Brown sugar - 3/4 cup
Egg - 2 (large)
Vanilla extract - 2 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Others:
M&M- 3/4  cup + 1/4 cup (or lesser as per need)
Chocolate chip - 1 cup

Method:
First the wet ingredients: Melt the butter (microwave for 30 seconds). Pour it into a large mixing bowl (or kitchenaid stand mixer bowl).
Mix the butter , sugar manually by using a whisk or by using stand mixer whisk attachment or a hand mixer.
Add egg, vanilla, lemon juice and mix well till sugar is dissolved.
Next comes the dry ingredients:
Sift the flour into the mixing bowl. 
Add coco powder (I use Hershey's brand), baking soda, salt , Mix well at high speed for 1-2  minutes until everything becomes a dough.
Then add 3/4 cup M&M chocolates, chocolate chips(Hershey's or Ghirardelli brand) and mix them for 30 seconds (or just mix with hands). 
Take out this dough and wrap using a plastic wrap. Keep in fridge (upto 30 minutes or until needed). 
Baking:
Preheat the oven to 350°F .
Before baking take the dough out and keep in room temperature for 10 minutes.
Take out small balls using a cookie scoop or hands.
Roll to balls. Flatten a little and place in baking sheets.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. 
Take out carefully using a spatula and let them cool over wire racks. 
Decorate:
If desired press some M&M on freshly baked cookies (instead of adding to dough) while they are still soft or just before baking. 
Double chocolate m&m cookies is ready !

FYI:
This cookie dough should be kept in fridge for atleast 1-2 hours before baking. Dough stays safe in fridge up to a week or in freezer for longer time (say a month or more). 
This cookie dough should be rolled to small balls and flattened a bit while arranging on baking tray. Don't try scoop and drop style.

Serving suggestion:
Serve as dessert or snack.
These cookies tastes extremely delicious and intoxicating, so consume in moderation 😀

Happy Cooking !

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