My M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies for Valentine’s Day are a back to the basics cookie! This cookie will make you and everyone around you happy!
Happy Friday everyone! Since Valentine’s Day is tomorrow I wanted to give you all a cookie that’s my kind of cookie! There are a lot of cookie lovers out there and I’m one of them! You just can’t beat a good cookie. 🙂
Don’t get me wrong, other desserts are good for the right occasion, but cookies always make the day seem a little brighter. I know my boys sure think so!
I hope you guys like enjoy this variation of one of my favorite cookie recipes. Of course I made a few changes and came up with this recipe that has me in my happy place again. Today I share with you my M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies for Valentine’s Day.
The first thing my oldest asked me is what are the red things? No, they’re not red hots. The red things are mini M&M’s.
You know the red & green mini M&M’s they sell at during the Christmas Season? I try to buy several bags of those after Christmas when they’re clearanced. I separate the red and green M&M’s by color and freeze them. Then I use the red ones for Valentine’s and anything I want, and the green get used for St. Patrick’s Day and anything else I want.
Easy, easy, easy!
So we’re using red mini M&M’s and I also like to use miniature chocolate chips for these cookies. I also added 2-3 tablespoons of Valentine’s sprinkles, just because they’re fun. But you can do whatever you want to. 🙂
As you can see, I have Valentine’s Day in parenthesis. Although I made these cookies for Valentine’s Day, you could easily make these cookies for any holiday or special occasion. Simply change the colors any way you want to.
M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies (for Valentine’s Day)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, preferably unsalted
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tablespoons vanilla instant pudding mix
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt (if using unsalted butter)
1 cup mini M&M’s
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
2-3 tablespoons Valentine’s sprinkles, optional
1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line two cookie sheets with baking mats or parchment paper. Set aside.
2. Mix together the butter, brown sugar and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla. Continue mixing until incorporated. Using a mixer or by hand, slowly add the flour, pudding mix, baking soda and salt. Mix until combined. Stir in mini chocolate chips, mini M&M’s and sprinkles. Stir until ingredients are evenly distributed through dough.
3. Use a cookie scoop to scoop dough onto prepared cookie sheets placing about 1 inch apart. Bake for about 10-12 minutes. Bake until cookies are golden at edges. Cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
Makes 24 Cookies