Chewy M&M’s Whole Wheat Cookies

It was Sharing Day in Little B’s school which meant that children would bring homemade snacks and would share it with their friends.

A school activity like that meant only one thing – this mama gotta bake.

A lot of things crossed my mind – sandwich, brownie, pasta – before my brainstorming led me to cookies!  There isn’t a child who wouldn’t love them!

I was making these for toddlers so a sweet treat within cookies like M&M’s or chocolate chips is a must. This particular recipe is actually a basic cookie recipe. You can add to it whatever your child likes – chocolate chips, nuts, raisins and yes M&M’s as well.

Chewy M&M’s Whole Wheat Cookies/ Cadbury Gems Cookies

Serving Size

4 dozen cookies

What You Will Need

2 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (you must have noticed that I currently obsessed with  whole wheat and  I am using it wherever I can. In case you are not so much into whole wheat you can simply use all purpose flour of the same quantity)

1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature (leave it out of the refrigerator 2-3 hours before preparation)

3/4 cup powdered sugar

3/4 cup powdered brown sugar (brown sugar does add a distinct taste but it isn’t necessary. You can substitute it with the same amount of regular powdered sugar)

2 eggs (at room temperature)

1 1/2 cup M&M’s or Cadbury Gems (actually there’s no upper cap on this quantity, you can add as much as you like!)

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Go About It

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (or 190 degrees C).

Whisk butter to make it a little creamy.

Cadbury Gems whole wheat cookies

Add in both sugar, eggs and vanilla extract and combine everything well.

M&M’s whole wheat cookies

Add in flour, baking soda and salt and mix so that everything is well incorporated, Avoid over mixing.

Add in the M&M’s (or Cadbury Gems) and distribute them evenly throughout the batter.

Cadbury Gems whole wheat cookies

M&M’s whole wheat cookies

 Scoop up a little cookie dough using an ice cream scoop.  If you are comfortable working with your hands, you can also make small round balls.

Cadbury Gems whole wheat cookies

M&M’s whole wheat cookiesLine up the cookie dough balls on a parchment paper or aluminum foil lined baking sheet.

M&M’s whole wheat cookies

Bake for 10 minutes. The cookies would have got a golden brown hue around their edges by now.

Take the cookies out from the oven and cool for 5 minutes on the same  baking sheet completely. Remove from the baking sheet and cool completely on a cooling rack.

Dig in!

Cadbury Gems whole wheat cookies

M&M’s whole wheat cookies

M&M’s whole wheat cookies

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