Chocolate Cookies with M&M's

Here, have a cookie. Chocolate makes everything better! 

The internet needs photos of chocolate cookies right now. We're in the middle of a pandemic because of the Coronavirus. My kids are home for weeks from school and we can't really go out. Restaurants and bars are closed for social distancing, although some are still open for take-out and delivery. This is the time to get in the kitchen and do some cooking and baking. My boys helped me make chocolate cookies with M&M's. It's amazing how much happier I felt when I bit into a cookie fresh out of the oven. Sure, it was a temporary fix, but I need those small moments of calm and happy to get through this time of uncertainty. The weather has been warming up and its more spring-like. The sky has been blue, too. We've been making sure to get outside for recess and walks. I'm trying not to comfort eat, but it's hard. I froze some of these cookies so we don't devour all of them in two days. Happy baking!

Chocolate Cookies with M&M's

For these cookies I used the same recipe I used for my Chocolate Cookies with Reese's Peanut Butter Chips from Hershey's. I just switched out the Peanut Butter Chips for M&M's. 


3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa

1 teaspoon baking soda

1-2/3 cups M&M's of your choice 

1-1/4 cups butter or margarine (2-1/2 sticks) , softened

2 eggs

2 cups sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt


Heat oven to 350°F. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; set aside. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in M&M's. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 9 minutes. (Do not over bake; cookies will be soft. They will puff while baking and flatten while cooling.) Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 54 cookies.

It's dough time.

Baker's dozen, right out of the oven. 

Would you like one? Get to baking! 

These look good enough to eat. 

This cookie's ready for its close-up! 

Take a bite! 

Good luck not eating all of them! 


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