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!
Set aside 1 cup M&M’s to decorate the tops of the cookies.
Mix thoroughly the coconut oil, butter, peanut butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg, baking soda, baking powder and salt with an electric mixer in a large mixing bowl.
Add flour and remaining cup of M&M’s and stir well to combine.
Cover and chill.
(You cannot omit this step).
Heat oven to 375°.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
Roll in 1/3 cup granulated sugar.
Place 2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets.
Top with 3-4 M&M’s on each cookie.
Bake 15-20 minutes or until set but not hard.
Rotate Cookie sheets on racks every six minutes during baking time.
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.