Chewy M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies & KitchenAid Giveaway

by Erin

Nothing beats a classic chocolate chip cookie, but adding some M&Ms is certainly not going to upset anyone either.

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Sorry not sorry, but I cannot stop making cookies. Even since Indulgence Ice Cream and I teamed up I’m overflowing with ice cream sandwich ideas. It is being fueled even further by the fact that one of said ice cream sandwiches is now being sold at a restaurant in town – Spagio Wine Lounge! This past weekend was the first time it was available and I’m anxious to hear how it sold. Especially since next weekend they are throwing us a party and we hope there’s reason to celebrate and I will need to make a lot more!

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The ice cream sandwiches being sold at Spagio are the lemon ricotta and blueberry sugar cookie sandwiches that were made with my chewy sugar cookies that people cannot get enough of on their own. But until this point sugar cookies were not what I was known for, it’s my favorite chewy chocolate chip cookies and one of the most popular recipes on my blog! Clearly I agree as I’ve made countless variations of that recipe with different mix-ins. And today I’m adding one more to the list.

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While adding mini M&Ms is not mind blowing when it comes to a variation of a chocolate chip cookie, It’s still worth sharing, because um chocolate chip cookies. Duh. When I told Dan of Indulgence Ice Cream that we needed to do a chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich we agreed that plain vanilla or at the very most chocolate chip or malted vanilla would pair best. He ended up getting fancy on me (which I am not upset about) by making stracciatella ice cream.

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The combo was obviously delicious but I think I’d still prefer a simpler pairing with just vanilla (or malted vanilla at the most). Not to toot my own horn but my chocolate chip cookies have and his stracciatella ice cream have such good flavor on their own that they kind of compete with each other. It’s like with the sugar cookie sandwich – you have a complex flavor profile for the ice cream paired with a simple cookie and you have perfection. Not that a chocolate chip cookie flavor is complex but I think it follows the same trend in reverse and needs a simpler ice cream. At the end of the day? I’d still inhale more than one of these as is.

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Also, in honor of all this cookie making I have to pay homage to my KitchenAid stand mixer doing all that heavy mixing by giving one away!! I teamed up with a bunch of other food bloggers to give away a KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Qt stand mixer in winner’s choice of color so make sure you scroll all the way through this post and enter at the bottom!

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CHEWY M&M CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1 cup packed dark brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 Tbsp vanilla extract

1 egg + 1 yolk, room temperature

2 cups mini M&M’s

1-1/2 mini semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended (1-2 minutes). Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients in three batches until just blended. Fold in the chips by hand.
  3. Rolls 2 tablespoons of dough into a ball that is slightly taller than wide and place on a plate or tray. Cover tightly and chill for at least 2 hours, but overnight for best results (I’ve refrigerated for up to a week).
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheets with silicone baking mats (or parchment paper); set aside.
  5. Place cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are barely golden (will look underbaked). Cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

Source: Adapted slightly from my Favorite Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Who wants to win a KitchenAid stand mixer? I’ve joined forces with 20 food blogger friends to put together this giveaway. You’ll gain another entry every time you follow one of us on Instagram. Here are the details:

  • 1 winner will receive a KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Qt stand mixer in their choice of color. If the winner is from the continental U.S. they will receive the mixer directly. If the winner is from elsewhere, they will receive an Amazon gift card for the list price of the mixer.
  • The giveaway will end on May 26, 2018 at 11:59 PM. Any entries made after this point will be invalid. A winner will be drawn at random and emailed within 72 hours to claim the prize. If no response is received, a new winner will be drawn.
  • You must complete the mandatory Instagram follows as listed below in order to enter. You can complete additional Instagram follows as listed below to gain more entries. You may only enter with one Instagram account. If you enter using multiple account, all entries will be invalid.
  • Giveaway is open worldwide, except where prohibited. You must be 18+ (21+ in some locations) to win. Chances of winning depend on the number of entries we receive.
  • For a complete list of terms and conditions, please see the link below via the Rafflecopter giveaway widget.

Enter now:

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This giveaway is not sponsored by KitchenAid, Amazon, Instagram, or Facebook. The following bloggers have made this giveaway possible:

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carolyn clifton May 26, 2018 - 11:22 am

some of us do not have INSTAGR5AM, so we are unable to enter the contest. could you think about, maybe next time, using some entries using post replies, Facebook visits or likes. i’m sure you would have a lot more fans. Thank you, Carolyn

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spiffycookie May 28, 2018 - 10:06 pm

Hi Carolyn, I’m sorry you were unable to enter this giveaway! The organizers designed it with the purpose targeting Instagram, but I will pass along your feedback to them. Normally when I run giveaways myself I do have different methods of entry. This was the first time I’ve ever participated in a giveaway with only one method of entry.

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irene debauche May 15, 2018 - 5:37 pm

cookies look great will try this week-end. couldn’t enter for the mixer even though it would be great to have one but I don’t know what instagram is

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spiffycookie May 15, 2018 - 8:25 pm

Oh no! Can’t you request it to remind you?

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irene debauche May 15, 2018 - 5:34 pm

the cookies look so good. will try them this week-end. couldn’t enter for the mixer even though I would love to have one but I don’t know what instagram is

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Mary May 14, 2018 - 11:32 pm

I just want to eat a cup full of that raw cookie dough!!!!!!

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spiffycookie May 15, 2018 - 10:34 am

I can verify its raw gloriousness.

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Kayle (The Cooking Actress) May 14, 2018 - 9:24 pm

ahhh the texture of these cookies is PERFECT!

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spiffycookie May 15, 2018 - 10:21 am

Thanks Kayle! You know your cookies so that means a lot coming from you ;-)

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Hannah Lewis May 14, 2018 - 4:00 pm

OMG. Gimme gimme. Making these cookies ASAP.

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Malini May 14, 2018 - 9:04 am

Those cookies look so freaking delicious! I love those mini m&ms because then you get one in each bite :)

Also – you are GIVING AWAY A KITCHEN AID MIXER!??!

Yes, please, LOL!

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spiffycookie May 14, 2018 - 9:14 am

Thank you and heck yea! Make sure you enter using the widget ;-)

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