recipe

These candy-filled cookies are sweet, chewy, and absolutely irresistible!

safety
  • Uses the microwave
  • Uses the oven
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 40 minutes, plus cooling time
yield
  • Makes 12 cookies

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Gather Baking Equipment

Dry measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Butter knife
Small microwave-safe bowl and plate
Rimmed baking sheet
Parchment paper
2
bowls (1 large, 1 medium)
Whisk
Rubber spatula
Oven mitts
Cooling rack

Prepare Ingredients

1 cup (5 ounces)
all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon
baking soda
¼ teaspoon
salt
¾ cup (5¼ ounces)
sugar
4 tablespoons
unsalted butter, melted
1
large egg
1 teaspoon
vanilla extract
⅓ cup
M&M's
1
 

HEAT AND LINE: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

 
2
 
1 cup (5 ounces)
all-­purpose flour
¼ teaspoon
baking soda
¼ teaspoon
salt

WHISK DRY: In medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.

 
3
 
¾ cup (5¼ ounces)
sugar
4 tablespoons
unsalted butter, melted
1
large egg
1 teaspoon
vanilla extract

WHISK WET: In large bowl, whisk sugar and melted butter until smooth. Add egg and vanilla and whisk until well combined.

 
4
 

MIX: Add flour mixture and use rubber spatula to stir until no dry flour is visible and soft dough forms.

 
5
 

PORTION: Use your hands to roll dough into 12 balls (about 1 heaping tablespoon each). Place dough balls on parchment-lined baking sheet, leaving space between them.

 
6
 
⅓ cup
M&M's

PRESS AND TOP: Gently flatten each dough ball. Press candies into each cookie (about 5 candies per cookie).

 
7
 

BAKE: Bake until edges of cookies are just set and centers are still soft, 11 to 13 minutes. Let cookies cool completely on baking sheet, about 30 minutes.