Peanut Butter M&M Cookies!! Oh wow I think I’ve found a new favourite cookie. Peanut butter is such a great flavour addition to cookies. Try substituting choc chips, nuts or other smarties instead of m&ms. I used chocolate from Aldi that looks a bit like m&ms, but what does it matter?
These cookies are very easy to make. Make sure to flatten them down to bake as they do not hardly spread during baking- I think this is because the peanut butter has a stiffening effect as opposed the the amount of regular butter you would normally be using. Also for soft baked cookies do not overbake- even if they don’t look quite cooked, they firm up as they cool down. These cookies are most delicious served slightly warm so the chocolate inside the m&ms is slightly soft. Besides, it’s not like they will last until they are cooled. Enjoy!
Makes 24 Tablespoon sized cookies.
- 115 grams Unsalted Butter, softened
- 1/2 Cup Brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1/4 Cup White Sugar
- 1 Large Egg
- 3/4 Cup Smooth Peanut Butter (no harm using crunchy but you may need a little extra)
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
- 1 1/4 Cups Plain Flour
- 1 1/2 Cups (300g) M&Ms or choc chips or similar
- In a large bowl, using electric beater, cream the butter and both sugars together until pale and smooth.
- Add the Peanut Butter and mix again until well combined.
- Add the egg, mix until fully incorporated then add the vanilla and mix again.
- Add the Plain Flour and Bicarb of soda and stir with a heavy wooden spoon until just combined.
- Ad the m&ms or similar and stir through until evenly distributed.
- Chill for 30 mins in refrigerator.
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius, Fan Forced.
- Line two baking trays with baking paper or silicone mats
- Place Tablespoon sized, palm rolled balls of cookie dough onto baking trays then gently flatten down with the back of a fork as cookies will not spread during baking. Add a few extra on the tops for aesthetics.
- Bake for 8-11 minutes depending on level of softness desired. Mine were about 10 minutes.
Recipe Adapted From Sallys Baking Addiction