White Chocolate Peppermint M & M Cookies

Makes about 14 large cookies
14 tablespoons of melted and cooled butter
3/4 cup of granulated sugar
3/4 cup of firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/2 a cup of Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of peppermint extract
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1 bag of White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine butter, sugars, cocoa, salt, vanilla extract and peppermint extract. Stir on low just until combined. Continue stirring and add eggs one at a time. Then add flour and baking soda to bowl and stir just until dough forms.
Form two tablespoons of dough into balls and place on cookie sheet. Place ten White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s on top of each cookie dough ball and bake for about ten minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
Recipe Notes: You may have to flatten dough balls slightly to fit all the M&M’s on the top. I usually use parchment paper to line my baking sheets, but found myself without any while I was baking these cookies. I didn’t have a problem with sticking.