The BEST Valentine Cookies Recipe
We have taken our super popular Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe and dazzled it with some Valentine's M&Ms candies & dark chocolate chips. These Chewy M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies are the BEST cookies you could bake up this season!
Servings: 18 cookies
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
- ¾ cup butter, unsalted softened at room temperature
- ¾ cup light brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup Karo® Corn Syrup light variety
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup Valentine's M&Ms
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350° F. Line one large baking sheet or 2 standard-sized baking sheet with parchment paper.
Using your stand mixer with the paddle attachment, add the butter and sugar– beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the corn syrup, egg, vanilla, salt, and the baking soda. Mix for 1 minute until fully combined. Lower the mixer speed, and slowly add in the flour on the low mixing setting. Once combined, scrape down the sides, and then add the chocolate chips and candies.
Roll the cookie dough into 2 tablespoon-sized balls. Combine the balls and roll them into a large ball. *see collage image.
Space out cookies 6 to one sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. These cookies will have light golden-brown edges and will "fall slightly" as they cool. If you want to showcase more M&Ms, consider gently adding a few whole ones to the soft cookies tops (gently press them in) before they cool.
Allow cookies to cool for 5 minutes before adding them to a cooling rack. Repeat the baking process until all cookies have baked.
Nutritional values may vary and are meant to be a guide.
Storing & Freezing
These cookies can be enjoyed warm out of the oven.
Be sure to allow them to fully cool before storing them in an air-tight container for up to 5 days. They can also be frozen baked for up to 3 months in an air-tight container. Thaw at room temperate to enjoy. You can also cook them for 10-15 seconds in the microwave to warm them up.
Additionally, you can freeze the cookie dough balls. Simply add an extra 2-3 minutes to the bake time from frozen.
Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 309cal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 276IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg