Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Chocolate Chip M&M Marshmallow Cookies

I woke up on Saturday and started to peruse Pinterest on my phone in bed, looking for the perfect cookie or bar recipe to post for Beauties and the Feast. All the fancy cookie pictures looked so yummy (and somewhat complicated). And then my six year old ran into our room and said, “Mom, can we make cookies today?” And I said, “Why, yes! I was just thinking about doing that!” So then I asked him, “What kind of cookies should we make?” And he said, literally without a second’s thought, “Chocolate Chip M&M Marshmallow Cookies!”

How can you say no to that? I’ve never made chocolate chip M&M marshmallow cookies before but I figured it couldn’t be that hard. So I took a regular chocolate chip cookie recipe and altered it slightly. They seriously turned out soooooooo good!

1 cup (2 sticks) Butter, softened
2/3 cup Brown Sugar
2/3 cup Sugar
1 Egg
1 ½ tsp. Vanilla Extract
2 cups Flour
1 ¼ tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Salt
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup M&M’s
½ cup Mini Marshmallows


1.      Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.      In a large bowl, cream butter and both sugars until well blended. Add egg and vanilla extract and mix to combine.

3.      In a separate bowl, stir the flour, baking soda and salt together. Slowly add these ingredients into the butter mixture and stir until combined.

4.      Fold in the M&M’s and chocolate chips.

5.      Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto a lightly greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart (or as I prefer, onto parchment paper).

6.      Stick 1 to 2 mini marshmallows into the top of each cookie.

7.      Bake for 10 minutes.

The boys were very "helpful" in the kitchen. How did they help, you ask? By eating most of the M&M's while sitting on the counter and watching me cook.
I was originally going to add the marshmallows into the batter but the batter was so sticky I thought they might not fold in that well, hence the sticking them into the top. It turned out great to have a nice gooey center. And they tasted just a bit like they’d been roasted over a campfire. We’ll definitely be making these again! They were so easy and the kids had a blast making them.


  1. Ansen is brilliant, what a yummy combo! I can't wait until I can bake cookies with Graham. Love your enthusiastic cookie eaters!

  2. Chef Ansen does it again. I want one of these in my mouth right now!