Cream Cheese M and M Cookies
I’m back again with another cookie recipe!
This is a recipe I used around Christmas time but it is one that I use ALL. THE. TIME.
I told you before about using cream cheese in your cookies and I seriously cannot believe how quickly these get eaten around here!
By adding the cream cheese you get an unbelievably soft and chewy cookie…my absolute favorite kind of cookie.
So take a peek at these beauties and let me know what you think.
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) softened to room temperature
- 2 ounces cream cheese (use the guide on the package)
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 12oz package of any plain M&M’s
In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together your butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add in your brown sugar and white sugar and blend until smooth.
Add in your egg, vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
In a separate large bowl combine your flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine.
Slowing add your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients. Mix by hand (using a spoon, lol) if need be to combine completely. Add in your M&M’s and mix until combined.
Put the dough into the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes. Too much longer and you will have rock hard dough which will be unmanageable.
Using a large cookie scoop or a kitchen tablespoon, make a ball of dough. As you put it on your cookie sheet, flatten the dough with your hand. This will allow them to bake evenly.
** Very Important ** Bake at 350º F for 8-9 minutes. The dough will look shiny and will still be slightly sticky. But when removed at this time, this will allow the cookies when completely cooled to be the most scrumptious soft batch cookies you will ever eat!
Leave the cookies to cool on the tray for at least 5 minutes, then remove to completely cool on your cooling rack. Grab a glass of milk, coffee, or hot tea and enjoy!
In His Grace.