When it comes to Valentine’s Day you can’t go wrong with something sweet and delicious and these Valentine’s M&M Cookies are going to soon become a firm favourite. They are super easy to make and the combination of the crunchy sugar shell chocolates and the chewiness of the cookies is a match made in heaven.
When you think of Valentine’s Day cookies, you might be looking for something that is simple and delicious and these Valentine’s M&M cookies are definitely a tasty option that you can enjoy for a very happy Valentine’s day.
Why do we love these Valentine’s M&M Cookies
There is something about chewy cookies that have that element of crunch to them which is exactly what the M&Ms are for. You get the classic flavors of Vanilla mixed with the chocolatey gooiness of the M&Ms that creates the perfect Valentine’s cookies to enjoy this year with your nearest and dearest.
While the taste is the main reason we recommend you make these cookies as soon as possible, there is another reason to love them. That is the simplicity of this recipe. You need a handful of ingredients, there are easy-to-follow instructions, and the end result gives you lovely cookies. An ideal cookie recipe to make at home with the kids with that special someone in mind this Valentine’s/ It is one of the best chocolate chip cookie recipes to make at home.
Ingredients – What you need for the Valentine’s M&M Cookies
Flour provides the base and structure for the cookie dough. We like to use all-purpose flour and you will need 1 1/4 cups. When measuring the flour use a spoon and sift it before adding it to your cookie mixture.
White Sugar and Brown Sugar
This is what is going to give your cookie dough that sweetness we have grown to love and expect from a batch of cookies. You need 1/2 cup of white sugar. The brown sugar gives a nice chewiness to the texture and sweetness. You will need 1/4 cup of brown sugar.
Baking soda is such an important element to add to the flour mixture. It helps with the rising and the overall shape of the cookie. You only need 1/2 a tsp for this recipe.
Because you are using unsalted butter this is where you can control the flavor. You will only need 1/2 a teaspoon.
Chocolate chips and Valentine’s M&Ms
The final piece to this cookie puzzle is, of course, the chocolate. The combination of chocolate chips and M&MS is a chocolate lover’s dream. The melty milk chocolate chips will be gooey and yummy. You will need 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of Valentine’s M&Ms.
For this recipe, you need 1/2 cup of butter that is softened at room temperature. Unsalted butter is best for this recipe so you can control the flavor.
You can’t go wrong with the vanilla flavor when it comes to these Valentine’s cookies. You will need 1 Tbsp of vanilla for this cookie recipe.
One large egg is the perfect addition to get the dough’s texture just right. The egg yolk also gives a chewy texture and golden color to the cookies.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use an alternative to vanilla extract?
Sure! Vanilla extract provides a sweet and subtle flavor but almond extract would work just as well and give the overall cookie a nutty flavor. Which we all know works well with chocolate.
What is going to help make these cookies chewy and crispy?
The secret is the sugar. The white sugar helps to make the crisp edges and the brown sugar provides the chewiness and helps give that golden brown color.
How do you store the Valentine’s M&M cookies?
The best way to store these cookies is in an airtight container at room temperature.
How to make Valentine’s M&M cookies
The first thing you are going to want to do is Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with some parchment paper. This will stop those cookies from sticking to the baking sheet.
In a large mixing bowl add the butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, egg, flour, baking soda, chocolate chips, and salt. Make sure all of the ingredients are combined. You could use an electric mixer for this if you wish.
Now it is time to get a cookie dough ball and place it onto the lined cookie or baking sheet. Roll enough dough in your hands so that they are the size of tablespoons and place them spaced out.
Pop them into the preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes. Or until the cookies have started to set. Remove them from the oven.
Once they have been removed from the oven you can quickly place the Valentine M&Ms onto the warm cookies. Then transfer them to a wire rack so that they can cool. Ready for you to enjoy. Delicious!
Take these Valentine’s cookies to the next level
You could use white chocolate chips for these cookies instead of milk chocolate chips. They are sweeter but they will work really well as an alternative.
These are the perfect m&m cookies to make for Valentine’s day but don’t forget you can make these using different colored M&Ms to match a different theme or occasion you might be celebrating.
Add a few extra chocolate chips or a mix of white and milk chocolate chips to these cookies. Sprinkle a few extra on top of the dough balls for extra chocolate goodness.
Valentine’s M&M Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup valentine's M&M
- Pre-heat oven to 350F, use a nonstick cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine, butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and egg and mix well. Mix in flour, baking soda, and salt then fold in the chocolate chips.
- Roll into Tablespoon sized balls and place on a nonstick pan.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until cookies are set.
- Remove from oven and quickly place valentine M&M’s onto the warm cookies. Transfer to a cooling rack.