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Peanut Butter M&M’s Cookies

Hi Everyone,

I have to admit to you, I kind of have a hidden addiction.  I know we all have something we are addicted to and today I am going to share with you mine.  You ready?  It’s M&M’s.  Oh boy do I love M&M’s.  When I was in 6th grade I used to buy a bag everyday.  I think I got the addiction because my Mom always carried a bag of Peanut M&M’s in her purse.  When the moment was right, she would rip open the bag and share them with me.  Still to this day I love them.  Matter of fact, I love Dark Chocolate Peanut M&M’s.  Have you tried them?  You should, they are so good.  So with my addiction, I combined my beloved M&M’s with Peanut Butter.  Oh yeah, now were talking.  Today’s recipe is Peanut Butter M&M’s Cookies.

These cookies are chunky, full of M&M’s and the peanut butter flavor is amazing. You truly need a cup of milk when your eating them. I used Skippy Peanut Butter and I don’t know if it is the Skippy or my recipe, but these truly have a stick to your mouth peanut butter flavor. The M&M’s really breaks it up nicely. I used M&M’s baking bits that you can find at your local grocer. I was good though, I didn’t eat any out of the package. 🙂

Peanut Butter M&M's Cookies
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Chunky, peanut butter cookies, chock full of M&M's. Only 79 calories a cookies.
Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Serves: 90
  • 2½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter, smooth
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup butter, unsalted, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 large egg
  • 10 oz. pkg. Semi-Sweet Dark Chocolate M&M's Baking Bits
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set side. (Note you do not need to use parchment paper, but I like to when I bake)
  3. In a bowl, add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; mix together; set a side.
  4. In a large bowl add sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, shortening, butter, vanilla, maple syrup and eggs; beat until combined. Lightly beat in flour mixture until combined. Stir in M&M's Baking Bits.
  5. Scoop 1 tsp. batter and place about 3 inches apart on cookie sheet.
  6. Bake in oven for 7 - 9 minutes until lightly golden. Let the cookies rest on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then place on a cooling rack.
  7. Note: These cookies taste best under baked. I found 8 minutes to be perfect, however my oven cooks fast. You want them just slightly golden on the bottom.
You can roll into a ball and make a crisscross pattern with a fork dipped in sugar if desired.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 79 Fat: 4.4 Carbohydrates: 9.4 Sugar: 6 Sodium: 54 Fiber: 1 Protein: 1.4 Cholesterol: 7.5

I love my peanut butter cookies.  They freeze beautifully too!  I like to eat them frozen.  🙂

Have a great week!



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