I happen to consider these breakfast cookies. Think of them as a Mocha Latte you can eat! These cookies will turn out chewy and flat if you bake them right away, or tender and a bit thicker if you chill the dough for a few hours. The choice is yours. Maybe bake half now and half later and decide which way you prefer!
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3rd cup cocoa powder
1 ½ Tablespoons instant espresso powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 (6 ounce) boxes Mocha Flavored Premium M&Ms
Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and salt in large bowl until creamy. Add eggs and beat well. Add cocoa powder and baking soda and beat until combined. Add flour and beat until just mixed. Add 1 box of the M&M’s and beat until crunched a good bit.
Scoop with a cookie scoop onto parchment. Top with three M&M’s each. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool for a couple of minutes on the baking pan and remove to a wire rack.
Makes about 50 cookies.
Recipe by Laura Flowers