An easy recipe for the best, homemade M&M cookies made with real, unsalted butter, and no shortening.
Preheat the oven to 350° and have ready a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and sea salt. Set aside until ready to use.
Add the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. If you do not have a stand mixer, use a handheld mixer and a large mixing bowl. Beat the butter and sugars together for 2-3 minutes on medium-high, or until light and fluffy.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix once more. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl once more, add the vanilla and mix again.
Add the dry ingredients, and mix on medium-low speed just until combined. Add the M&M candies and mix once more.
Add a scant tablespoons of dough to the baking sheet, spacing each dough round at least an inch apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until sides of the cookies are golden brown.
Do not use salted butter.
Makes 35-40 cookies.
The Anthony Kitchen