Chocolate M&M Crackles

If you're looking for an easy chocolate cookie recipe with M&M's, you might want to try this variation on chocolate crinkle cookies (also known as crackles).

More traditional chocolate crinkles are rolled in powdered sugar, but this recipe has you roll the cookie dough in granulated sugar - like when you're making peanut butter blossoms.

The granulated sugar adds a nice almost "crust-like" contrast to the soft and chewy cookie inside.

Just be careful not to overbake or else you will end up with hardened cookies!

We haven't tried this variation yet, but it seems that replacing the mini M&M's with Reese's Pieces might make one amazing and tasty cookie.

Be sure to read through the recipe thoroughly before starting - the dough for these cookies needs to be refrigerated at least 2 hours before baking.

Chocolate M&M Crackles

Chocolate M&M Crackles

Chocolate M&M Crackles Cookie Recipe

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 4 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups M&M's Chocolate Mini Baking Bits
  • Additional granulated sugar for rolling cookie dough balls
  1. In a small bowl, stir together flour and baking powder; set aside.
  2. In 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, combine 2 cups granulated sugar, butter and unsweetened chocolate, stirring until melted; remove from heat.
  3. Gradually stir eggs and vanilla into melted chocolate mixture.
  4. Stir in dry flour mixture until well blended.
  5. Cover dough with plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  6. Remove from refrigerator and stir in Mini M&M Baking Bits and then chill dough an additonal hour.
  7. When you're ready to bake the cookies, preheat oven to 350F degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment or silpats.
  8. With sugar-dusted hands, roll dough into 1-inch balls.
  9. In a shallow dish, roll balls in additional granulated sugar to coat evenly.
  10. Place balls about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
  11. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until cookies begin to crackle on top - be sure not to overbake.
  12. Coole cookies completely on wire racks.
  13. Store in airtight container.

Makes about 5 dozen Chocolate M&M Crackles Cookies.

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