Delicious Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Bakers, gather round! Today, I bring to you a recipe that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more. Imagine indulging in a soft and chewy cookie, packed with chocolaty goodness, creamy peanut butter, and crunchy Peanut M&Ms in every bite. Sounds mouthwatering, doesn’t it? Well, today, I present to you my Chocolate-Peanut Butter Peanut M&M Cookies Recipe!

These cookies are perfect for any occasion; whether it’s Christmas, a summer cookout or just a late-night snack. They are easy to make but leave an unforgettable taste in your mouth. I have tried countless peanut butter cookie recipes in the past but this one takes the cake (or should I say cookie?)!

I know as bakers we are always on the lookout for new and exciting recipes to add to our collection. This recipe definitely deserves a place in your recipe book. So put on your aprons, gather your ingredients and get ready to bake up something amazing!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Peanut M&m Cookies
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Peanut M&m Cookies

Listen up, my cookie-loving friends – I have a recipe that is going to change the way you think about treats. Who can resist the delicious combination of chocolate and peanut butter? And what if I told you there were peanut M&Ms involved too? Trust me, this is a recipe that will have you running to your kitchen to whip up batch after batch.

What makes these cookies so special is their perfect blend of rich chocolate, creamy peanut butter, and crunchy M&Ms. Plus, they’re soft and chewy with just the right amount of texture. One bite and you’ll understand why they’re at the top of my list for favorite cookies.

But hold on tight, because there’s more to love than just the taste. With simple ingredients like eggs, vanilla extract, baking soda, and unbleached all-purpose flour, these cookies are easy to make even for beginner bakers. Plus, they’re versatile enough to fit into any occasion – from family gatherings to festive events like Christmas or Halloween.

Whether you’re looking for something sweet to enjoy with your morning coffee or want an irresistible treat to share with loved ones, this recipe has got you covered. Trust me when I say it might even become your go-to recipe for desserts!

Ingredient List

 Chewy, rich and chocolatey, these cookies are a match made in heaven!
Chewy, rich and chocolatey, these cookies are a match made in heaven!

Ingredients You’ll Need

Here’s a list of everything you’ll need to make these delicious Chocolate-Peanut Butter Peanut M&M Cookies:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder (use dutch process if you have it)
  • 2 cups Peanut M&Ms

When making this recipe, make sure to use room temperature butter and eggs for best results.

The Recipe How-To

 You can never go wrong with a classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate.
You can never go wrong with a classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate.

Get your apron on, it’s time to make some mouthwatering Chocolate-Peanut Butter Peanut M&m Cookies!

Step 1: Preheat the Oven and Prep the Pan

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 C) and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2: Mix Dry Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups (240 g) of unbleached all-purpose flour, 1 tsp baking soda, and ½ tsp salt until well combined.

Step 3: Cream Butter and Sugar

Using a stand mixer or electric mixer, cream together 2 sticks (1 cup or 226 g) of softened unsalted butter, ¾ cup (150 g) granulated sugar, and ¾ cup (165 g) packed light brown sugar until light and fluffy.

Step 4: Add Eggs, Peanut Butter, and Vanilla Extract

To the butter mixture, add in 1 cup (270 g) of creamy peanut butter, followed by 2 large eggs one at a time, and then stir in 1 tsp vanilla extract.

Step 5: Add Dry Ingredients to Wet Ingredients

Add the dry ingredients mixture to the wet ingredients mixture gradually while mixing. Scrape down the sides of the bowl periodically to ensure everything mixes evenly.

Step 6: Fold in Peanut M&Ms and Chocolate Chips

Stir in 3/4 cup each of chocolate chips and peanut butter m&m candies.

Step 7: Scoop and Space the Cookies

Use a cookie scoop or spoon to drop balls of dough onto prepared sheet pan. Leave about two inches between each ball dough on a baking sheet.

Step 8: Bake the Cookies

Bake for about twelve minutes, or until golden brown on top. Then leave them to cool for few minutes before serving.

These soft & chewy treats are perfect for Christmas cookies or just as an anytime treat – you can’t go wrong!

Substitutions and Variations

 Peanut butter + M&m's + chocolate chips = a trifecta of deliciousness.
Peanut butter + M&m’s + chocolate chips = a trifecta of deliciousness.

If you’re feeling creative, there are plenty of ways to switch up this recipe to make it your own. Here are a few suggestions:

– Gluten-Free Option: For those with gluten sensitivities or allergies, swap out the unbleached all-purpose flour for a gluten-free 1-to-1 baking flour.

– Dark Chocolate Chips: If you’re a fan of dark chocolate, try using dark chocolate chips in place of the peanut M&M’s to give these cookies an extra rich taste.

– Oatmeal Cookies: Looking for something a little more hearty? Swap out the chocolate and peanut butter for rolled oats and raisins to make delicious oatmeal cookies.

– Mini M&M’s: Switch out the regular-sized peanut M&M’s for mini ones to give these cookies a fun, festive twist.

– Peanut Butter Chips: Add some extra peanut butter goodness by swapping the chocolate chips for peanut butter chips instead.

– Cookie Bars: Rather than making individual cookies, press the dough into a greased baking dish and make giant peanut butter cookie bars instead.

Remember, these are just suggestions! Get creative and experiment until you find your perfect variation of this recipe.

Serving and Pairing

 Perfect for a bake sale, potluck or even just to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Perfect for a bake sale, potluck or even just to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Now that you have baked these delectable chocolate-peanut butter peanut M&M cookies, it’s time to find the perfect way to showcase them. These cookies are perfect for dessert, snack time or a sweet treat in between meals. Serve them along with a glass of cold milk, and your guests won’t be able to resist. These treats pair perfectly with cocoa or even as an after-dinner dessert with a strong cup of coffee.

Want to make it even more interesting? Try sandwiching two cookies together with creamy vanilla ice cream in the middle. This approach makes for an exciting new twist on old recipes, and it’s sure to make your tastebuds explode. Trust me; your friends will marvel at these giant peanut butter cookie ice cream sandwiches.

If you’re looking for a unique holiday option that is sure to delight your family and friends, try using these cookies as part of your Christmas cookies selection. The festive colors of the M&Ms offer a perfect complement to other cookie treats, and they are particularly great for Santa’s favorite treats left out on a plate on Christmas Eve.

For gluten-free diners, this recipe can be modified by simply replacing the all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour alternatives.

Whether served alone, sandwiched together or added onto your favourite holiday platter, these delicious steps will fly off the table faster than hotcakes!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 These cookies are packed with peanut butter flavor and a burst of color from the M&m's.
These cookies are packed with peanut butter flavor and a burst of color from the M&m’s.

Ah, the age-old question: what’s the best way to store these delicious treats? Don’t worry, friends, I’ve got you covered on this one.

First things first, if you’re making these cookies ahead of time (say, for a party or gathering) and you want them to stay fresh and tasty, just keep them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days – they’ll still be nice and soft as can be.

If you want to get ahead of the game even more and make your dough in advance, here’s a pro tip for you: roll the dough into balls and freeze them on a baking sheet. Once they’re fully frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag and store them in the freezer until you’re ready to bake ’em up. Just add an extra minute or two to the baking time (it shouldn’t take any longer than 12 minutes total), and voila! Your cookies will taste like they were baked fresh that very day.

Now let’s say your cookies have already been baked and you’ve got leftovers (if that’s even possible). You can keep them stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days – but let’s be real here, they probably won’t even last that long.

Finally, if you want to reheat your cookies for maximum enjoyability (which I highly recommend), just pop ’em in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds or so. This will warm them up without overheating or melting all those delicious M&Ms.

So go ahead and make plenty of these cookies – you can keep them stored and reheated perfectly every time. Enjoy!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Be careful not to eat them all in one sitting – they're addictively scrumptious!
Be careful not to eat them all in one sitting – they’re addictively scrumptious!

As an experienced baker, I have realized that every recipe benefits from some helpful tips and tricks. Here are a few pointers to help you achieve perfect results with this Chocolate-Peanut Butter Peanut M&m Cookies recipe:

1. Use quality ingredients – It is essential to use high-quality ingredients, especially peanut butter and chocolate chips. Choose natural peanut butter without added sugars or salts for better texture and flavor. Also, select dark chocolate chips that melt well and give the cookies a perfect chocolatey taste.

2. Measure accurately – Accurate measurements are crucial when baking cookies. Use measuring cups and spoons instead of eye-balling the ingredients to prevent the cookies from being too dry or too wet.

3. Cream butter and sugars thoroughly – Creaming together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy creates soft, chewy cookies. This process also helps to incorporate more air into the batter, resulting in a texture that is soft and crumbly.

4. Chill the dough before baking – Chilling the dough helps prevent spreading, giving your cookies a thicker, more uniform appearance. Cover your cookie dough tightly with plastic wrap, then refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before placing it on a baking sheet for baking.

5. Add M&M’s towards last mix-in – When making these Peanut Butter M&M Cookies recipe you would want the M&M’s to be mixed in lightly through out the dough mixture instead of just top loaded having more M&M’s towards top while sacrificing most on uneven distribution throughout baking result

6. Follow the recipe timing closely – Bake the cookies for 9-11 minutes at 375°F (190°C). Keep a close eye on them since time can vary from oven to oven.

7. Let the cookies cool down completely – Allow the cookies to sit on the hot pan for at least five minutes before transferring them into cooling racks will ensure they don’t fall apart as they escape their molds leaving behind all your hard work behind

By following these tips, you’ll soon become known as a master cookie baker!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these chocolate-peanut butter peanut M&M cookies are the ultimate indulgence for all the cookie lovers out there. With just the right amount of chocolate and peanut butter, these cookies are soft, chewy, and deliciously addictive. The recipe is easy to follow, and you can make multiple substitutions and variations to suit your taste preferences.

Whether it’s Christmas, Thanksgiving, or just a regular day, these cookies are perfect for every occasion. You can serve them with a cold glass of milk or pair them with other desserts like ice cream or brownies.

If you’re short on time, you can even make the dough ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready for baking. Plus, the leftovers can be easily reheated in the oven or microwave without losing their texture or flavor.

So why not give this recipe a try? I am confident that once you’ve tasted these cookies, they will become your favorite too! And who knows, you might even get creative and come up with your own variations to share with your family and friends. So let’s get baking!

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Peanut M&m Cookies

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Peanut M&m Cookies Recipe

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 4 Hours, Christmas, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, For Large Groups, Sweet
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 307.1kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus an additional
  • 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut M&M's
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease cookie sheets using preferred method.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together 2 1/2 cups flour, baking soda and salt.
  • In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, peanut butter, sugar and granulated sugar until creamy, about 2 minutes.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla until well combined.
  • Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually beat in flour mixture until combined.
  • Divide dough into two bowls.
  • In one bowl, beat in additional 1/4 cup flour until combined; stir in 1/2 cup M&M's.
  • In additional bowl, beat in cocoa powder until combined; stir in 1/2 cup M&M's.
  • Lightly cover dough and chill in the refrigerator or freezer until firm, about 15 minutes.
  • Form dough into two balls, shape into logs, and wrap in separate pieces of plastic wrap; chill for 10 minutes.
  • Place additional 1/2 cup peanut M&M's in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin.
  • Remove cookie dough logs from freezer, press together, and roll into crushed M&M's to coat the outside.
  • Cut log in half, wrap logs in plastic wrap, and chill for 10 additional minutes.
  • Slice logs into 1/2-inch thick rounds, place on cookie sheets, and bake for 14-15 minutes, or until golden brown around edges.
  • Cool 1 minute before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

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Serving: 72g | Calories: 307.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 45.9g | Protein: 4.9g | Fat: 12.1g | Saturated Fat: 6.3g | Cholesterol: 39.5mg | Sodium: 212mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 28.8g

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