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Double-Dutch Chocolate Holiday Cookies

Rich dark chocolate and crunchy, colorful M&M's combine to make these cookies extra special. Who wouldn't want to receive this mix as a gift? —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Dutch-processed cocoa
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups red and green milk chocolate M&M's
  • 1/3 cup white baking chips
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. In a 1-qt. glass jar, layer the flour mixture, cocoa, sugar, brown sugar, M&M's and baking chips. Cover and store in a cool, dry place for up to 1 month. Yield: 1 batch (about 4 cups total).
  • To prepare cookies: In a large bowl, beat the butter, eggs and vanilla until well blended. Add contents of jar and beat just until combined.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets; flatten slightly with a glass. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 163 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 86mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.
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