Chocolate Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

How can you go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter in the same cookie!  I had a few bags of Halloween (Mini} Peanut Butter M&M’s  left-over and wanted to use them up so I decided to use one of my chocolate cookie recipes and add the m&m’s to it.  I also had half a bag of peanut butter chips and added those to the recipe also.  The end result is a very good chocolate cookie with the crunch of peanut butter throughout each cookie!  The photo below was made with Halloween m&m’s, but you can use the multi-color bag of M&M’s instead of the peanut butter. 

 The color will pop against the chocolate!





1/2 cup butter (1 stick softened

1/2 cup shortening (I use Crisco)

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup packed light brown sugar

2 large eggs

2 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups mini peanut butter m&m’s

1/2 bag peanut butter chips  (optional)




Cream butter, shortening, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and eggs until blended well, then add vanilla.

Stir together (or sift) all-purpose flour, soda, baking powder and salt.  Slowly add flour mixture to creamed butter mixture and mix well.  Stir in mini-peanut butter m&m’s and peanut butter chips and mix well.

Drop by rounded teaspoons on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 375 F for 11-12 minutes.


*  I line my cookie sheets with parchment paper, and I use a cookie scoop instead of a teaspoon.


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