Peppermint M&M Cookies

I love Christmas.  I love Cookies.  I love Christmas Cookies.  
I just took my favorite chocolate chip cookies and added some crushed peppermint and mini m&m’s.  Now to find a cookie exchange to go to….. πŸ™‚
Peppermint m&m Cookies
Ingredients:
2 cups plus 2 tbsp all purpose flour
1/2 tespoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 tablesppoons unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg + 1 yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies or candy canes
1 cup m&m’s
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 325 and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
Whisk the flour, soda and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside. 
Mix the butter and sugars until through thoroughly combined.  Beat in the egg, yolk, and vanilla.  Add the dry ingredients and beat at low speed until combined.  Stir in the crushed candy and m&m’s.  
Roll a scant half-cup of dough into a ball.  Holding the dough ball in both hands, pull apart into two equal halves.  Place the dough balls with the jagged surfaces facing up leaving ample room between each ball.  (this will give it that bumpy bakery look!).  Bake until the cookies are light golden brown and the centers are still soft and puffy, between 11 and 14 minutes.

All them to cool on the sheets for a few minutes and transfer to a wire rack.  ENJOY!

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