Chocolate Chip Cookies with M&M’s

chocolate chip cookies with MMs stacked

There is nothing like a cookie right out of the oven, with a warm gooey center and a crispy outer rim along side a huge glass of ice cold milk.  I never get tired of eating that first hot cookie from each batch. I like to eat it right off the baking sheet before the rest of the cookies go on the cooling rack.

Right now, my favorite mix-in ingredients are chocolate chips and M&M’s.  Don’t you love when the chocolate gets all melty and oozes all over your fingers and you lick your fingers clean {that can’t just be me}?

Lately, I have noticed on Pinterest there a many cookie recipes that include cream cheese as one of the ingredients.

 I’ve made cookies with pudding mix in the dough and I’ve made cookies with cake mix in the dough.  So when I saw so many recipes using a combination of cream cheese and butter, I knew I had to give it a try.

I’m always willing to try something new, especially when it’s a new ingredient in my cookie recipe!

The cream cheese makes the cookies tender and moist, just like a soft batch cookie.  The cookie has slight crisp edges with a slightly chewy middle.  I really like the way this cookie came out.  The only thing I don’t like is having to let the cookie dough rest in the fridge for a of couple hours prior to baking.

Chocolate Chip Cookies with MMs batter
                      Plastic wrap over cookie dough.
Chocolate Chip Cookie with MMs batter with scoop
             Once cookie dough is softened, its ready to scoop!

Chocolate chip cookie with MMs making balls

chocolate chip cookies with MMs on baking sheet
       Awww… cookies right out of the oven, nothing beats a hot cookie!
chocolate chip cookie with MMs fresh out of the oven
            Place semi-cooled cookies on a cooking rack to finish cooling.
Chocolate Chip Cookies with M&M's
  • ¼ cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 2¼ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup M&M's
  1. Beat butter, cream cheese and sugar until combined {I use my stand mixer for these}.
  2. Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
  3. In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt. Stir ingredients.
  4. With a large spoon add 2 spoonfuls of the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and continue with this until all the flour mixture is incorporated into the sugar mixture.
  5. Add the chocolate chips and the M&M's and fold in by hand.
  6. Place plastic wrap over the cookie dough and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, up to 3 days.
  7. ---After dough has chilled---
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Place parchment paper or a silpat mat on a cookie sheet.
  10. Allow dough to soften just until a cookie scoop can be used.
  11. Using a small cookie scoop place mounds of dough onto cookie sheet. Do not crowd.
  12. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes depending upon your oven. Cookies should be just turning brown at the edges but still look soft in the center.
  13. Remove cookies from oven and allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes prior to moving cookies to a cooking rack.


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