Dark Chocolate M&M Nestlé Toll House Cookies

I've seen many chocolate chip cookie recipes claim to be the best you'll ever find, but honestly I don't think anything will ever compare to this classic recipe. It has been a favorite in households for over 75 years. Not many recipes can stand the test of time, but year after year this recipe continues to be a favorite in many households. 

It's Christmas Eve, which means I'll be spending all day in the kitchen starting the prep work for our holiday meal. The first thing I do every year is start with a batch of Toll House cookies so I have something to munch on as I cook. This is such a flexible recipe and I like to add my own personal twist to this classic, this year I decided on using dark chocolate chips and dark chocolate mint m&m candies. As you're doing your holiday baking, don't forget to whip up a batch of these and add your own twist to them. 

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Dark Chocolate M&M Tollhouse Cookies
makes approximately 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
¾ cup white sugar
¾ cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2¼ cups flour
½ package dark chocolate Nestlé morsels
½ package dark chocolate mint m&m candies

optional:

1 cup chopped nuts

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F
  • In a mixing bowl cream together butter, white sugar and brown sugar. Add vanilla and eggs, then mix until well incorporated.
  • Slowly add salt, baking soda, and flour, continue to mix until dough forms.  
  • Add ½ package dark chocolate Nestlé morsels and ½ package dark chocolate mint m&m candies to the dough.
  • Using a spoon or cookie scoop, form balls of dough and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Makes sure to leave plenty of space as these cookies tend to spread out.
  • Bake for 9 - 11 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Before transferring cookies to wire racks to cool, let stand for 2 minutes. Enjoy!

Recipe Inspiration:

This classic recipe was developed by Ruth Wakefield, proprietor of the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts. It's found on the back of every package of Nestlé morsels, although I've made a small change to it by incorporating dark chocolate chips and dark chocolate mint m&m candies.