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M&M Peanut Butter Cookies

December 12, 2014Teresa

Teresa’s Bake Shop – Christmas Cookie Extravaganza – 2014

Prepare yourself for one scrumptious Christmas cookie. M&M Peanut Butter Cookies, oh my. M&Ms, peanut butter, what’s not to love? If you love a good Peanut Butter Cookie, you’ll love it even more with M&M’s added to the batch. I followed my regular Peanut Butter Cookie recipe but used crunchy peanut butter instead. Every mouthful is so enjoyable you will be hard pressed not to sit down with a plate of cookies and eat ALL of them!

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After finishing our Christmas cookie baking this year I had a lot of leftover pantry ingredients that I wanted to use up. Extra crunchy peanut butter and M&M’s were two of the things on that list. So I decided to try to put them together and came up with this delightful recipe.

We are constantly giving away cookies during the holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. These lovely cookies found their way into one of our care packages. Although I did set out a small plate for us which was gone very quickly.

If you’re looking for a sensational M&M Cookie recipe, or a fabulous Peanut Butter Cookie recipe, then you’ve come to the right place. M&M Peanut Butter Cookies are the answer! They’re great for holiday baking, tailgating parties, birthday celebrations  or anytime you’re getting together with friends.

I initially posted this recipe in December 2014. The recipe was fantastic but I wanted to remake it again with less flour so the cookies would spread a little more. I recently remade the recipe (October 2019) for a group of our youth at church. What’s not to love about peanut butter and M&Ms? Everyone loved them. You will too. 🙂

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M&M Peanut Butter Cookies have the best of both worlds–crunchy peanut butter and M&M’s. Yum.

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I love peanut butter cookies and these with a dose of chocolate are simply heavenly.

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Every bite of M&M Peanut Butter Cookies is so mouthwatering. These cookies are great for Christmas Cookie Exchanges.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients. Instead of using Crisco shortening I used coconut oil instead. The cookies turned out wonderfully well.

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Place softened butter, coconut oil, sugar, brown sugar, extra crunchy peanut butter, egg, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a mixing bowl.

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Mix with an electric mixer until smooth (or you can whisk with a whisk).

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Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. (Bleached flour toughens baked goods). Add M&M’s.

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Stir with a wooden spoon to combine. Chill dough at least one hour.

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Roll dough into balls. Roll each ball in granulated sugar.

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Place cookie dough on greased cookie sheets. Press M&M’s into the tops of each cookie.

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Bake cookies at 375 about 15-20 minutes until set but not hard.

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If you love M&M’s you’ll love these cookies. They’re great for holiday baking, too.

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M&M Peanut Butter Cookies are great for tailgating parties.

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If you’re looking for a chocolate or peanut butter fix, you’ve come to the right recipe!

Here’s the recipe.

M&M PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

(Recipe inspired from my Peanut Butter Cookies recipe)

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M&M Peanut Butter Cookies are the best of both worlds! Delightful Peanut Butter Cookies are filled with M&M's for a scrumptious taste that will have you coming back for more. These are marvelous for tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard barbecues or Christmas Cookie Exchanges. Everyone will want the recipe!
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Set aside 1 cup M&M’s to decorate the tops of the cookies.
  2. Mix thoroughly the coconut oil, butter, peanut butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. Add flour and remaining cup of M&M’s and stir to combine.
  4. Cover and chill.
  5. (You cannot omit this step).
  6. Heat oven to 375°.
  7. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
  8. Roll in granulated sugar.
  9. Place 2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets.
  10. Top with 3-4 M&M’s on each cookie.
  11. Bake 15-20 minutes or until set but not hard.
  12. Rotate Cookie sheets on racks every six minutes during baking time.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Time required to chill dough is not shown in preparation time.

NOTE: If you want a slightly flatter cookie, I recommend changing out the coconut oil or shortening for butter. Also omit the step for chilling the cookie dough.

NOTE: I actually chilled the cookie dough on cookie sheets (already rolled out) rather than chilling the dough before rolling into balls.

NOTE: You can also use creamy peanut butter.

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Nutrition Facts
M&M Peanut Butter Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 72mg 3%
Potassium 32mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 10g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 1%
Calcium 1%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

[b]M&M Peanut Butter Cookies[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra inspired from my [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2012/06/14/peanut-butter-cookies/” target=”_blank” title=”peanut butter cookies”]Peanut Butter Cookies[/url] recipe
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Serves: 30
M&M Peanut Butter Cookies are the best of both worlds! Delightful [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2012/06/14/peanut-butter-cookies/” target=”_blank” title=”peanut butter cookies”]Peanut Butter Cookies[/url] are filled with [url href=”http://www.mms.com/” target=”_blank” title=”M&M’s”]M&M’s[/url] for a scrumptious taste that will have you coming back for more.
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup [url href=”http://www.landolakes.com/” target=”_blank” title=”land o’ lakes”]Land O’ Lakes[/url] unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup [url href=”http://www.jif.com/” target=”_blank” title=”jif peanut butter”]Jif[/url] extra crunchy peanut butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 ¾ cups [url href=”http://www.goldmedalflour.com/” target=”_blank” title=”gold medal flour”]Gold Medal[/url] UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 1/3 cups [url href=”http://www.mms.com/” target=”_blank” title=”M&M’s”]M&M[/url] chocolate candies, divided use
  • Extra granulated sugar
Instructions
  1. Set aside 1/3 cup M&M’s to decorate the tops of the cookies.
  2. Mix thoroughly the coconut oil, butter, peanut butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. Add flour and M&M’s and stir to combine.
  4. Cover and chill.
  5. (You cannot omit this step).
  6. Heat oven to 375°.
  7. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
  8. Roll in granulated sugar.
  9. Place 2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets.
  10. Top with 3-4 M&M’s on each cookie.
  11. Bake 15-20 minutes or until set but not hard.
 
Notes
Time required to chill dough is not shown in preparation time.
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Don’t M&M Peanut Butter Cookies look terrific?

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Sit down with a glass of milk and enjoy a handful of these lovely cookies.

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Time to try a cookie right now!

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