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Browned Butter Chocolate Candy Cookies

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    Browned butter cookies are an absolute game changer. If you haven’t experienced the unique caramel/toffee flavoring that comes from a browned butter cookie, you have to give these a try!


    Have you ever made a browned butter cookie? The first time I read a recipe for one I was tempted to skip right over the part where you brown the butter on the stove and opt for the microwave instead. Boy was I glad I followed the directions, because it enlightened me to a whole new cookie universe - one where browned butter is the Queen.

    It will take a few extra minutes to brown the butter, but trust me, it’s 100% worth it. The flavor browned butter adds to the cookie is next level. Not to mention the absolutely divine nutty aroma that emits when making it!. Mmmm can you smell it now? If you can, that’s how you know the browned butter is ready!

    In this recipe, the browned butter is combined with coconut sugar which really gives these cookies a beautiful golden brown coloring. Since we're adding colored M&M candies into the batter we can mix and match based on whichever holiday we're baking for. For Christmas, swap in for red and green colored candies, for Easter pop in those pastel colors, St. Patty's Day? go green! I love the crunch you get from the coated chocolate candies, it adds a little something extra to the texture that regular chocolate chips can’t provide.

    Did you know? Coconut sugar contains more nutrients and minerals than traditional granulated white sugar. In a recipe packed with butter, it’s great to add in a little bit of nutrients where you can. Not to mention, the coconut sugar enhances the nutty flavors from the butter, regular white sugar couldn’t dream of achieving that!

    This recipe will make about 16 big ‘ole cookies that’ll have all your friends and fam thinking they came from a bakery. Get ready to wow them with this awesome browned butter chocolate candy cookie recipe!

    cookies with red green and white m&ms

    Ingredients in these Browned Butter Chocolate Candy Cookies

    Lots of Butter!: A whopping 14 tablespoons of unsalted butter to be exact. 

    Wet Ingredients: Coconut sugar, vanilla, eggs, oh and did I mention butter?

    Dry Ingredients: All purpose flour, baking soda, and salt.

    M&M’s: Coated chocolate candies provide a nice crunch factor to these cookies.

    uncooked cookies on a tray

    Kitchen Tools Needed for this Recipe

    • Mixing bowls and spoons
    • Spatula, measuring cups, whisk 
    • Baking tray and parchment paper 
    • Saucepan to make the browned butter
    cookies on a cooling rack

    How to Make these Browned Butter Chocolate Candy Cookies 

    Step One: Whisk together your dry ingredients, AP flour and baking soda, in a small bowl.

    Step Two: Heat a sauce pan to medium-high heat, add the 14 tablespoons of butter and heat until melted, about 4 minutes. Stir continuously to avoid burning the butter. Keep your eye on it! This is a quick process. Stir for another 3 minutes until the butter appears a golden brown color. Once you smell the nutty aroma from the butter, it’s ready to be removed from the heat and transferred to a large mixing bowl.

    Step Three: Add the wet ingredients (coconut sugar, salt, vanilla) to the large mixing bowl with the butter. Whisk together until fully combined. Add the egg and yolk and whisk until a smooth, thick consistency is achieved. 

    Step Four: Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, do this in sections so you’re not dumping all the dry ingredients in at once. Once the first section of dry is fully combined with the wet, add in another section of dry and repeat this process until all ingredients are combined and a dough has formed. Stir in the M&M’s until just combined. 

    Step Five: Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let chill in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour or a maximum of overnight. (The longer you chill the dough, the less they will spread and these are going to be BIG cookies, so definitely don’t skip the chilling stage!)

    Step Six: Preheat the oven to 375° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll 2 tbsp of dough into a ball. Repeat until all balls are formed. Place cookie dough balls on the tray 2” apart. Add a few more M&M’s to the top of the dough balls (optional). 

    Step Seven: Bake cookies for 12-13 minutes. Cookies should be golden brown on the edges and soft in the center, so let them rest on the cookie tray for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

    pile of cookies

    Browned Butter Chocolate Candy Cookies

    Browned butter cookies are an absolute game changer. If you haven’t experienced the unique caramel/toffee flavoring that comes from a browned butter cookie, you have to give these a try!


    Prep time: 10 min |

    Cook time: 12 min |

    Total time: 22 min

    Cuisine: American |

    Serves: 16

    Ingredients:


    Directions:

    1. Whisk together the dry ingredients, AP flour and baking soda, together in a small bowl.
    2. Heat the butter in a saucepan over medium heat until melted, about 4 minutes. Stir the butter for another 3 minutes until it appears golden brown and you can smell a nutty aroma. 
    3. Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl.
    4. Add sugar, salt, and vanilla to the bowl with the browned butter. Whisk together until combined well.
    5. Add the egg and yolk and whisk until the mixture is smooth and thick.
    6. Fold in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined. Stir in the M&M’s.
    7. Cover the dough and chill in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour or maximum overnight.
    8. Preheat the oven to 375° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    9. Roll 2 tbsp of dough into a ball, repeat until all dough is rolled into balls.
    10. Place dough balls on the baking tray, 2” apart.
    11. Place a few more M&M’s on top (optional).
    12. Bake cookies for 12-13 minutes, rotating the tray halfway through.
    13. Let cookies rest for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
    Notes:
    1. The cookies will spread less the longer you chill the dough, I usually let them chill overnight. 
    2. Granulated sugar can be subbed for coconut sugar.
    3. Gluten free flour can be subbed for all purpose flour.
    4. Can sub regular chocolate chips or Reese's Pieces for the M&M’s.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1 cookie

    Serves 16


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 247
    Total Fat 13.6g
      Saturated Fat 7.5g
      Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 45.7mg
    Sodium 177.1mg
    Total Carbohydrate 28.6g
      Dietary Fiber 0.6g
      Sugars 21.9g
    Protein 2.8g

     

    Find on MyFitnessPal as: TWW - Browned Butter Chocolate Candy Cookies


    Author: Christine

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    Course: Desserts

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    Cuisine: American

    Keywords: Dessert, Cookies, M&M's


    Ratings and reviews (1)

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    NJ
    9 months, 1 week ago

    Wow! I really liked these cookies. They were chewy and the candy…. Well what can I say. Nice combo

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