Valentine Chocolate Pudding M&M Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Chill Time
2 hrs
 

Perfectly chocolate with cocoa powder and chocolate fudge pudding mix plus festive Valentine's M&M’s make these soft and chewy cookies positively spectacular!

Yield: 4 dozen cookies
Ingredients
  • 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 packet chocolate fudge instant pudding mix¹
  • 11.40 oz package Valentine's M&M's Chocolate Candies, divided
Instructions
  1. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract; mix until combined.

  3. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add cocoa and pudding mix; mix on low speed until combined. Add flour mixture; mix on low speed until combined.
  4. Gently fold in 1 cup of Valentine's M&M's Chocolate Candies.

  5. Scoop dough into heaping tablespoon rounds, or use a #50 disher to scoop balls of dough. Press a couple M&M's Chocolate Candies into the tops of the dough balls.
  6. Place balls of dough on a tray or cookie sheet, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Do not bake cookies without chilling as they are prone to spreading.

  7. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  8. Place rounds of dough on a silicone mat/parchment paper lined baking sheet 2" apart.
  9. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges have set. Do not overbake, which is easy to do with chocolate cookies.

  10. Cool cookies on baking sheet on wire rack for 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Eat & Enjoy!

Notes

Valentine Chocolate Pudding M&M Cookies should be stored in an airtight container and will keep 4+ days.

¹ You want a 3.7-3.9 ounce package of instant pudding mix NOT sugar-free or cook & serve. You're also NOT making the pudding, just using the mix in your batter.