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M&M Peanut Butter Cookies

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!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Cookies, Brownies and Bars, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30
Calories 121 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil you can substitute Crisco shortening
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup extra crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (Bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 cups M&M chocolate candies divided use
  • Extra granulated sugar

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • Add flour and remaining cup of M&M’s and stir to combine.
  • Cover and chill.
  • (You cannot omit this step).
  • Heat oven to 375°.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
  • Roll in 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.

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

Calories: 121kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 72mgPotassium: 32mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 50IUCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword chocolate, chocolate dessert, cookie, dessert, M&Ms, peanut butter
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