I have always wanted to make these, keep seeing versions of them everywhere, so when I saw this recipe on Gail's blog I just had to make them. They were easy peasy to make and I just know that Carys will love having them as a sweet treat in her lunch box. I only had a small packet of M&Ms so made up the difference with chocolate chips so next time I will make sure I have plenty as they would look (and taste) better I am sure with the higher ratio that the recipe recommends! I would also make sure next time to use the dark chocolate M&Ms as I think they would work really well. Either way this is a great recipe, whipped up in no time and undoubtedly won't last long in the biscuit tins! I misread the recipe and didn't add the brown sugar, and found them plenty sweet enough so next time I would add maybe 1/3 c of both and see what the difference is (I know the brown sugar makes them more 'chewy' and imagine that would be quite nice!)
M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies
125g unsalted butter or use salted and omit the salt later in the recipe
1/2C caster sugar
1/2C brown sugar - loosely packed
1/2tsp vanilla extract
1 lightly beaten egg
1 3/4C SR Flour
3/4C dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 180C and spray some biscuit trays with olive oil spray or use baking paper.
Beat together butter, sugars & vanilla until pale. Add egg and beat some more until it is well combined. Sift in flour & salt and mix well with a wooden spoon.
Then, using clean hands, add the M&M's and chocolate bits and mix the dough and squish it until it all comes together.
Shape the dough into small balls and place on prepared oven trays. Make sure you allow a little room for them to spread as they do spread a bit. Bake for 10-12 minutes, they will still look pale and a little uncooked when they should be taken out.
Allow to cool for 5 minutes so they are easier to get off the trays.Mine made 26 -exactly the same amount as Gails!!!!