How to Bake Soft Chewy M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

Our standard Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe since the 70's... popular because cookies stay moist! Instead of crispy hard, they bend. I often dress tops with M&M's for whichever holiday we're celebrating

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How to Bake Soft Chewy  M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
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We like "bend-y" cookies. They stay soft & moist even when completely cooled, as demonstrated by my husband...

We like "bend-y" cookies. They stay soft & moist even when completely cooled, as demonstrated by my husband...

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Gather ingredients. Batch makes 5-7 dozen, depending on cookie size. I used 1/4 C chopped nuts and 6 oz chocolate chips.

Gather ingredients. Batch makes 5-7 dozen, depending on cookie size. I used 1/4 C chopped nuts and 6 oz chocolate chips.

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Melt or soften butter.

Melt or soften butter.

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Add white & brown sugars, vanilla. Miix well, while adding eggs and dry ingredients.  Add flour and optional chopped walnuts.

Add white & brown sugars, vanilla. Miix well, while adding eggs and dry ingredients. Add flour and optional chopped walnuts.

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Mix well.

Mix well.

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Stir in 6-12 oz chocolate chips.

Stir in 6-12 oz chocolate chips.

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Place M&M's in bowl and save for TOPS of each cookie.

Place M&M's in bowl and save for TOPS of each cookie.

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I like using my melon baller to scoop uniform amounts.

I like using my melon baller to scoop uniform amounts.

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Roll each one by hand. Place on cookie sheet.

Roll each one by hand. Place on cookie sheet.

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Top with M&M's, pressing in slightly, but keeping dough rounded. Bake 375° 8-10 minutes. (My oven seems to run warmer. I do 7 minutes.) I suggest 8 rather than 10.

Top with M&M's, pressing in slightly, but keeping dough rounded. Bake 375° 8-10 minutes. (My oven seems to run warmer. I do 7 minutes.) I suggest 8 rather than 10.

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Bake 375° 8-10 minutes. I prefer 8 as cookies stay softer. You be the judge of your oven, but baking too long will make them crisp/hard. Lately my oven seems to run warm. So I did this batch at 7 min.

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Ingredients

1 Cup Brown sugar 
1 Cup White sugar 
1 Cup Butter, melted 
3 Eggs 
½ Teaspoons Vanilla 
2 Teaspoons Baking Soda 
2 Teaspoons Cream of tartar 
½ Teaspoons Salt 
Cups Chopped nuts optional 
12 Ounces Chocolate chips  
Cups All Purpose Flour 
M&M's  
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