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5 from 3 votes

"Can't Eat Just One" Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Satisfy your peanut butter cravings with these soft, yet chewy classic peanut butter cookies decked out with those cute baby mini M&Ms to delight your taste buds with each yummy bite.
Cook Time12 mins
Servings: 24
Author: Kim Lange

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 1/3 cups All-Purpose Flour I used King Arthur
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 - 2 cups of mini semi-sweet or milk chocolate M&M's

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets.
    Using mixer, beat together butter, sugars, egg, vanilla, and peanut butter until smooth.
    Add the flour, baking soda, and salt to the peanut butter mixture, beating gently until everything is well combined and fold in the mini M&Ms.
    Drop the cookie dough by tablespoonful or by using a 1 1/2 Tablespoon cookie scoop, onto the prepared baking sheets leaving 2" in between each cookie.
    Gently use a fork to flatten each cookie to about 1/2" thick, making a cross-hatch design.
    Bake the cookies for 12 to 16 minutes, until they're barely beginning to brown around the edges to get best results for soft and chewy peanut butter cookies. Bake longer for crunchy.  Remove them from the oven and let set to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes to set up so they don't fall apart.
    Yield: about 2 dozen cookies.

Notes

You can add a little more flour - up to 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup if you want a little denser cookie (no more!)