So I was looking around on Pinterest and found a recipe for "The Best M&M Cookies Ever" and decided to try it. I've tried making M&M cookies in the past - I essentially take my regular Chocolate Chip recipe and add in M&Ms. While they're good, they're always a little off. What I really need is a recipe for the Keebler Elf M&M cookies. Now that would be the Best Cookie Ever.
In any case, here's the cookie that I made
2 Sticks Butter, browned and then cooled completely
4 oz Cream Cheese, softened
1 1/4 cups Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
2 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Corn Starch
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
1 cup M&Ms
1/2 cup Chocolate Chips (I used Semi-Sweet)
To Brown the Butter, put it in a small sauce pan and melt it. Once it melts, turn the heat down to Med-High, and continually stir with a whisk. The butter will get very bubbly and foamy as it browns. Don't let it burn!!! Once it is browned (there will be little specs of brown mixed in with the melted butter), take the pan off the stove and let it sit on the cool counter until it is completely cool (it will re-coagulate - this takes some time).
|Browned Butter, cooled back to room temperature|
Place chunks on a lined baking sheet (I used a spoon to gather up the dough and then smushed it into a ball with my hands. I tried using a small ice cream scoop, but the dough was too cold and the scoop wasn't effective).
|Ready for the oven!|