Salted Double Chocolate M&M Cookies

Sweet and salty double chocolate chip cookies that remain soft.

Salted Double Chocolate M&M Cookies Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

I wasn’t really sure if I was going to address this or not. But it’s what is on my mind today. Comments. I love them (and sometimes hate them). I love hearing from readers and hearing when a recipe was a huge hit with friends and family. I enjoy the questions, knowing you’re planning to make something special and want to ensure success. I also love the simple interactions on Facebook and other various social media. It’s all a way to connect. Writing these posts can feel like I’m talking to myself sometimes. I don’t want this to be a diary with food, even though I guess it kind of is. I want to talk to you and hear from you. Have something fun to share? Or maybe you’ve made a recipe and really enjoyed it? I’d love to hear! If you make one of my recipes and post it on Instagram – tag me! I’d love to see! Taking that a step further, if you love a recipe you’ve tried please spread the word and share it with your friends and family. Tell them where you found it so they can come check it out!

On the other side of things, I really hate nasty unkind comments. I’m pretty sure most of us were brought up with the concept of if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Guess what, that still applies. If you had trouble with a recipe, I’d LOVE  to work through that issue with you if I can, but ask nicely. Insinuating a recipe was never tested when clearly there is photographic proof is just plain idiotic.

Trust me, this only applies to the teeny tiny percentage of people leaving comments – thankfully – otherwise I’d lose my mind. As a food blogger, I know I’m putting myself and my recipes out there. I get that. But it doesn’t mean people have the right to sit behind a computer screen and say something they would never say in person.

Salted Double Chocolate M&M Cookies Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

Anyway!

These cookies. I wanted one today, bad. But I didn’t have one, so I got changed and did day 3 of shred. Quite frankly that’s completely unlike me but it’s a good change assuming I can stick with it. Anyone want to join me? I mean these cookies can totally be a post workout treat. Chocolate is totally good for you!

Also, I’ve been missing m&ms in such a major way. These aren’t the real deal btw. These are Skippers from Vermont Nut Free Chocolates. And they taste just like the real thing! I also got the white chocolate for the double chocolate eclairs from Vermont Nut Free. It’s SO hard to find white chocolate or cute baking and munching chocolates like these that are totally nut allergy friendly. I somehow managed to not eat the rest of the bag of the skippers after making these cookies. I stored them away for safe keeping until a later date. Gotta ration these babies!

I decided that the NY Times cookies needed a makeover. I wanted a chocolate version! And while they’re not identical to the basic NY Times recipe, they’re still super close with that crisp exterior and super soft inside that stays soft! I apologize for slightly lying to you too… these actually have three levels of chocolate, but to be fair I didn’t think it was right to claim triple chocolate when two were the chocolate chips and faux m&ms. I guess I could have since there’s semi-sweet, milk chocolate and then the baking cocoa. Feel free to just call them super delicious. ;)

Salted Double Chocolate M&M Cookies Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

A few notes: DO allow these to sit overnight for the flavors to mingle. Feel free to do all chocolate chips, all m&ms or a mix of both but keep the total combined amount the same. And most definitely…DO eat some warm. These won’t last long but I promise you’ll want to enjoy that super melty awesomeness and tender center.

Looking for more chocolate recipes to try? Look no further:
Chocolate eclairs with white chocolate drizzle
Milk chocolate mud cups
Devil’s food cupcakes with vanilla buttercream
Marbled chocolate banana bread
Chocolate almond cakeChocolate mousse
Chocolate sugar cookies
Mexican hot chocolate cookies

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes plus chill time

Cook Time: 13-15 minutes

Total Time: 1 day

Salted Double Chocolate M&M Cookies

Sweet and salty double chocolate chip cookies that remain soft.

Ingredients:

10 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1/2C plus 2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2C plus 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1C cake flour
3/4C bread flour
1/4C unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp course sea salt
1C semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4C M&Ms

Directions:

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars. Mix in egg and vanilla, followed by flours, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Begin mixing on low, slowly increasing speed to medium. Mix until dough comes together and is smooth. Using a wooden spoon, mix in chocolate chips and M&Ms.

Cover and chill dough for 24 hours, allowing flavors to combine.

Remove dough 30+ minutes prior to baking.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with silicone baking mats.

Form slightly larger than golfball sized balls of dough, spacing 2-inches apart. Bake for 13-15 minutes. Allow cookies to rest on baking sheet for 2 minutes prior to transferring to a cooling rack.

Store in an airtight container for up to several days.

Adapted from Baked by Rachel


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38 Responses to “Salted Double Chocolate M&M Cookies”

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 26, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Your cookies look incredible and good for you for working around your allergies and finding a way to create them!

    “But it doesn’t mean people have the right to sit behind a computer screen and say something they would never say in person.” — Amen.

    Sorry that it sounds like you’ve had a few gems in your inbox recently. We all get them. I love the delete key. Easier said than done to sometimes let them go, but honestly it’s all you can do. Keep on being awesome!

    • Rachel — April 26th, 2013 @ 7:59 am

      Thanks Averie! I love the power of the delete button. It’s still hard to shake the comments sometimes.

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — April 26, 2013 at 7:22 am

    These look fabulous! Now this is a post-workout treat I can get on board with ;)

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — April 26, 2013 at 8:08 am

    I got a comment the other day that said a recipe tasted like dog shit”. Was so tempted to respond asking when the last time he tried dog shit was, but I refrained. People of the internet can be a real gem, can’t they? ;) I love you for addressing it though.
    Ulys’ bday is Monday and he’s so not a dessert person (no idea how we’re even married sometimes) but he loves cookies like this. I’m thinking either these or those NY times cookies need to happen this weekend. Probably for me more than him but I’m using his bday as the excuse :)

    • Rachel — April 26th, 2013 @ 10:08 am

      haha! Seriously, what makes people say things like that?! And I hope he has a happy bday weekend – filled with delicious cookies! ;)

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    katie — April 26, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Boo to negative comments. Haters are gonna hate… and in my book that means your doing something right! lol. Now, on to these cookies–they look amazing! Fudgy ooeey-gooey amazing. Great job on doing the shred and being consistent! I need to get my butt in shape, too! lol. But until then I’ll go bake me some of these cookies. ;)

    • Rachel — April 26th, 2013 @ 10:09 am

      Kind of like when you have your first item stollen – you know you’re out there and people are finding you!

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    Tracey — April 26, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Mean commenters suck! Good for you choosing Shred over the cookies :) I probably would’ve done the workout and then had a cookie afterward – like you said, post-workout treat!

    • Rachel — April 26th, 2013 @ 10:10 am

      Oh I totally had some oreos for dinner because my attempt at something failed. ;)

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    Tieghan — April 26, 2013 at 8:48 am

    These cookies look delicious and so fun!

    Nasty comments are the worst and can sometime be hard to shake, so I totally feel you!

    • Rachel — April 26th, 2013 @ 10:10 am

      Thank you!

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    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — April 26, 2013 at 9:01 am

    I hear ya on the comments. I will think about one for days and wonder why they have to be so rude, but then I think about all the other awesome comments and readers and I’m back in my happy place! About those cookies…OMG a chewy center makes me weak in the knees. I’m a chocoholic so these are right up my alley!

    • Rachel — April 26th, 2013 @ 10:10 am

      The awesome comments rock my world! I still have a few that stand out and warm my heart – as funny as that sounds.

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    Darlene — April 26, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I am not a food blogger, but I do read a lot of blogs and recipe websites online. My biggest pet peeve is when someone bashes a recipes and says I followed the recipe exactly except for these changes, and then list all kind of substitutions and changes they made to the recipe! I just want to reach through the computer and smack them! :)

    • Rachel — April 26th, 2013 @ 10:12 am

      I can totally handle those ones now and honestly laugh at them. I’ve seen some descriptions of recipes on Pinterest where they admit they changed things and then say they’ll stick to the recipe as is next time. Why not stick to it the first? :) And thanks for commenting!

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    Meghan — April 26, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Love the salty & sweet! Wishing I had one now with my coffee! These look great!

    • Rachel — April 26th, 2013 @ 10:13 am

      Thank you! Sweet and salty is totally growing on me. :)

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    Erika-Southern Souffle — April 26, 2013 at 11:01 am

    These cookies look amazing.. So sorry about the haters my dear.. People who hide behind “”anonymous” comments aren’t worth worrying about anyway. ;)

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    Mr. & Mrs. P — April 26, 2013 at 11:18 am

    These cookie look so perfect that they almost looks fake!! What a great recipe.. thanks for sharing.

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — April 26, 2013 at 11:33 am

    oh god yes.

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — April 26, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Well said girl! Im so glad you addressed it. It is almost the “how you know your blog is doing well” thing. People seem to target the bigger ones so great job! ;) BUT your recipes are amazing and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. I had someone pin my recipe and said in the pin “cant put a finger on it, but I didnt like this at all!” SO WHY DID YOU PIN IT?!? I kindly asked her to remove the pin haha! Anyway, I wish I had the whole batch of these cookies right now. I think they would cure my killer headache :)

    • Rachel — April 26th, 2013 @ 2:25 pm

      Oh no! I hope you feel better soon.

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — April 26, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    I always imagine the people who are nasty behind the computer screen to lead lonely lives with only their parrot to keep them company. It makes me feel better. And so does cookies! I cant get enough of sweet and salty.

    • Rachel — April 26th, 2013 @ 2:24 pm

      That’s such a funny image!

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    Paula — April 26, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    There will always be *comment bullies* but thankfully, for every rude comment there are more polite and appreciative ones and those are the ones that deserve our attention.

    Just like these tasty looking cookies,

    P.S. Never heard of Skippers before, thanks for the info about them.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — April 26, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    You had to go and make my favorite cookie even BETTER?! These look outrageous, Rachel!

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — April 26, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Oh my goodness, how good do those look?! Definitely need to try them soon, I love salty chocolate anything, and the addition of M&M’s makes these perfect! Swooning. Pinned!

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    Carla — April 26, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Hi – I so agree about the negativity. Social media is great, but the anonymity of it can give some people false courage – and I guess it’s not even courage, but it sure is arrogant and petty. Keep up the wonderful blog – I enjoy reading your recipes and your comments immensely.

    • Rachel — April 27th, 2013 @ 7:38 am

      That is very true and thank you!

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    Renee @ Awesome on $20 — April 28, 2013 at 3:59 am

    I can’t imagine someone leaving a nasty comment for something as innocuous as cookies. How rude! They need a mother very badly. Also, I’m a bit of a “salt in chocolate chip cookies” evangelist. It just makes them seem more chocolatey somehow. I can’t wait to try these.

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    Yvonne @ bitter baker — April 28, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Yum! I’m totally with you – I can have these as a post workout treat every day! Would sure keep me happy :)

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    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — April 28, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    These cookies would be gone in 2.2 seconds in my house! Love your recipes… and your posts! Boo to the meanies!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — April 29, 2013 at 2:32 am

    I’m with you on the negative comments. Some people are just so rude and so many times, they say that they followed the recipe exactly and it didn’t turn out, so it must be all our fault. I think some people just are mean because they can hide behind their computer screens. I know it’s sometimes difficult to shake a rude comment, but try to focus on all the great comments you get!

    Now, these cookies look fantastic! Love the salty and sweet combo and you can never go wrong with M&Ms!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — April 29, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Haters gonna hate… you know I have some :) But truly these cookies would win over anybody!! :) xoxo- K

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    Nutmeg Nanny — April 29, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    These are a mouth watering treat :) that gooey inside is beautiful!

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — May 2, 2013 at 8:12 am

    I don’t. get negative comments. I just don’t. be nice people!

    i’ll take a tray of these.

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    Sam — May 13, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Hi! These look really yummy :) I have a question about your note at the beginning, you say to allow them to sit over night – is that in the batter form or after they are all finished baking?

    • Rachel — May 13th, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

      The recipe instructions state to chill dough for 24hrs and remove 30 minutes prior to baking.

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