Sunday, August 02, 2009

Double Chocolate M&M Cookies

I have loved M & M's since I was a very little girl. One night, when I was 5 years old, my parents left my brother and me with a sweet older lady named Mrs. Otts as our babysitter. She was a kind and gentle lady, but a little clueless. After we ate supper, I wanted some M & M's and I asked her for some. She said that we didn't have any. So, unbeknownst to her, I went to the phone and called the pharmacy down the street (for some reason I had the number memorized). I asked for the pharmacist, Ira West, who was a personal friend of my parents. When he answered, I told him who I was and that I would like a pack of M & M's. A few minutes later, the doorbell rang and it startled poor Mrs. Otts. I explained to her that it was just my M & M's. I opened the door, and there was a delivery man from the drug store with a white bag. Inside was a pack of M & M's. On the outside was a charge slip for 5¢. The pharmacist had a great sense of humor, and, fortunately for me, so did my mom and dad. They laughed so much about it when they got home that they couldn't get mad at me.

I also have always loved M & M cookies. I decided to make them even better with a double chocolate cookie dough base. They turned out to be amazingly good.

Double Chocolate M & M Cookies

2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup cocoa
2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels, melted
1 cup plain M & M's
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Heat oven to 375°.
Stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cocoa, and melted chocolate.
Beat sugars and butter until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Mix well and add dry ingredients.
Stir in M&M’S and pecans. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto a greased or parchment lined cookie sheet. Press several additional M & M’S into each cookie. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown

Beat sugars, butter, eggs, and vanilla together:

Combine flour soda, salt, and cocoa and add to the butter mixture:

Add melted chocolate and stir in M & M's and pecans:

Drop by rounded teasponfulls onto a greased or parchment lined cookie sheet:

Bake for 9-11 minutes at 375°.

The cigar box post is featured here.

Don't you wish that 5¢ would still buy you a pack of M & M's ?


Betty said...

Love your story of the M&M's! :o) You were too cute and still are. I'm sure poor Mrs. Otts nearly passed out. Thanks for sharing such a precious story.
Love you!

happeningswithLana said...

That is funny! This recipe sounds GOOD! Definitely one to try.

Vickie said...

Thank you, Aunt Betty! You are still cute, too. : )

Thanks Lana! Glad you stopped by.

Luci said...

I just found your site while searching Google for a chocolate M&M cookie recipe. I don't usually comment on things, but I had to because this is AMAZING! I can't stop nibbling on the cookie dough. Thank you so much for sharing. I'm baking for a group of college students tonight, so I hope it's okay that about 20 people are about to become your biggest fans. I know they're all going to want the recipe.

Vickie said...

So glad you like the cookie (dough). Please do send them my way and tell them that I would love their comments. Thank you for visiting!

Jaemie said...

Cute story! :) I can't wait to try these...M&M's have always been a favorite of mine too. Because my last name sounds similar to M&M's (Emmons) people have associated us with those cute little candies (my mom used to be "the M&M lady" when she was a Sunday school teacher and pass them out each month as prizes)...and I don't mind it a bit :) Thanks for the story and the recipe!

Vickie said...

Jaemie, Your story is cute, too! My maiden name is Wooten and I was called Rootin Tootin Wooten in grammar school. I like the M & M association MUCH better.

Thanks for stopping by!

Jaemie said...

I just wanted to let you know that I just made these cookies, and they are wonderful :) I used half whole-wheat flour and dark cocoa, and mini m&ms, and they are too precious! I'm going on a spring break trip on saturday, and will definitely be taking some. Thanks again for the recipe!!

(And, that's cute about your last name :) even if you didn't like it so much!! haha)

Vickie said...

Yea! Glad they turned out well for you! I like the idea of using whole wheat flour. I need to try that.

And, yes, just call me RTW. : )

Beverly said...

what type of flour was it all purpose or self rising?

Vickie said...

It was all purpose. If a recipe calls for flour, it will always be all purpose unless otherwise specified.

Thank you for stopping by!