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Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Festive Twist

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Festive Twist

Treat yourself to these sumptuous chocolate chip cookies, enriched with a festive touch of Valentine's Day M&M's and dark chocolate chunks. This recipe yields perfectly soft, chewy cookies with crispy edges, each bite loaded with gooey chocolate and colorful candy bits.

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Why you'll love it: These cookies are a perfect blend of rich flavors and textures, with the deep sweetness of dark brown sugar and the luxurious melt of dark chocolate. The addition of M&M's introduces not only playful color and texture, but also a touch of nostalgia.

Perfect occasion: Great for Valentine's Day, holiday gifts, or any celebration that requires a sweet, personalized touch. They are also perfect for school events, family gatherings or simply as a delicious treat to enjoy with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee.

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Decorating Tips: For an even more festive look, squeeze a few extra M&Ms onto each cookie before baking. You can also drizzle melted white or milk chocolate over the cooled cookies for a decorative touch. Serve them on a colorful plate or wrapped in clear cellophane tied with a ribbon for a charming gift.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup candy-coated chocolates, plus 1/3 cup your favorite chopped chocolate

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine melted butter, dark brown sugar and white sugar. Stir in egg and vanilla flavoring until smooth.
  3. Gradually incorporate the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt to form a cookie dough. Gently fold in the candy-coated chocolates and chopped chocolate.
  4. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  5. Shape the dough into balls and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet, about 1 inch apart.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are golden brown. For small cookies, reduce baking time to 13 minutes.
  7. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

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