Valentine Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Valentine Chocolate Chip Cookies

Valentine Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, chewy, deliciously buttery cookie recipe loaded with M&M’s. Great for giving to your sweetie this Valentine’s Day
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chip, cookies, valentine
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Chill time 12 hours
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 30

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup) - room temperature
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour scooped lightly - not spooned into your measuring cup- just don't pack it in there firmly
  • 1 box instant vanilla pudding 3.4 ounce - - not cook & serve
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips + more for after baking
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips + more for after baking
  • 1 cup Valentine M&M's - divided

Instructions

  • In mixer bowl - beat butter, margarine, sugar & brown sugar together until fluffy
  • Add egg & vanilla - beat well
  • Add in flour, pudding mix, baking soda & salt - slowly stir first & then beat until all ingredients are completely incorporated.
  • Slowly stir in chocolate & white chocolate chips
  • Fold in 1/2 the M&M's
  • Remove beater, cover & refrigerate overnight (extremely important that you do this)
  • The next day preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Roll dough into balls - it will be firm & you will need to press it all together
  • Place dough balls on baking sheet & bake cookies for 9-12 minutes (mine were perfect at 11)
  • Remove & immediately top each cookie with a few extra chocolate chips, white chocolate chips & M&M's before they cool.
  • Leave cookies on baking sheet to cool
  • Repeat this process with remaining cookies.
  • I used 3-3/4 baking sheets for all these cookies. It's important to not place dough on a hot cookie sheet. Start with a cold cookie sheet with each batch to ensure that the cookies bake consistently.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature