These soft and chewy peanut butter cookies with MandM’s candy aren’t just for kids, but loved by adults of all ages.
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1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, or sea salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
12 ounces MandM candies
How to Make It
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the peanut butter until combined. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture until just combined. Stir in the M&M’s, reserving a handful to decorate the top of the cookies. Cover and chill the dough for at least 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a couple sheet pans with parchment paper. Form the dough into 1 1/2-inch balls using a 1-ounce cookie scoop and place on the lined sheet pan 2-inches apart. Lightly press the reserved M&M’s into the dough balls.
Bake for 11-14 minutes or until the cookies are just set on the edges and lightly browned. Let them cool for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
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