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M&M's® Cookies Recipe

M&M's® Cookies: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Place the oven rack in the center of the oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.

In the bowl of your electric stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract and beat until well combined.

Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and beat just until incorporated. (If batter is really soft, cover and refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes or until firm.)

Using 2 generous tablespoons (40 grams), or an ice cream scoop, form batter into round balls. Place six balls of dough on each baking sheet. Gently flatten each ball of dough into a 2 1/2 inch (6.5 cm) round. Completely cover the tops of the cookies with the M&M's® or Smarties®. Gently press the candies into the dough. Bake the cookies for about 11 - 14 minutes, rotating the baking sheet halfway through the baking time. The cookies are done when they are golden brown and set around the edges, but they will still seem a little soft in the center. The longer you bake the cookies the more crisp they will be. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack. Let the cookies cool a few minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Makes about 18 to 20 cookies.

M&M's is a registered trademark of Mars, Incorporated.

Nestle Smarties is a registered trademark of Societe des Produits Nestle S.A

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M&M's® Cookies:

2 cups (260 grams) all purpose flour

1 1/4 teaspoons (5 grams) baking soda

1/4 teaspoon (1 gram) salt

3/4 cup (170 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature

2/3 cup (135 grams) granulated white sugar

2/3 cup (135 grams) firmly packed light brown sugar

1 large egg (50 grams), at room temperature

1 large egg yolk (18 grams), at room temperature

1 1/2 teaspoons (6 grams) pure vanilla extract

1 - 1 1/4 cups (200 - 250 grams) M&M's®  or Smarties® candies