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M&M’s® Honey Nut Cookies taste like a big ole hug. They are warm from the fresh honey and the delicious flavor of the M&M’s® Honey Nut candy gives these cookies a sweet nutty flavor.
I’ve been a M&M’s® Peanut candy fanatic for as long as I can remember. I just love deconstructing these little candies from the crunchy shell to the chocolate and then to the peanut in the center. When John and I travel, we always have a stash of M&M’s® Peanut candy with us. Next time I’ll be taking these M&M’s® Honey Nut Cookies too.
True story! I’m always a little intimidated when we go through customs when entering another country. I never try to smuggle dangerous liquids or firearms into other countries, so you wouldn’t think that I would have a thing to worry about right? Wrong, I usually have my stash of M&M’s® Peanut candy with me, and I’m afraid that they’re going to take them away from me or put me in foreign food jail or something.
When I heard about the new M&M’s® Coffee Nut, M&M’s® Chili Nut and M&M’s® Honey Nut Flavor Vote contest, I was really excited to try them. Maybe just a little too excited? I took off for our closest local Walmart store to pick up my stash before everyone else beat me to it. Well, it’s a good thing that I did because they were quickly being snatched up! It was so easy to find them because they were up front and center, just like they deserve to be. I also picked up everything else on my list too. Walmart is a one-stop shop where I can get everything at once. Love that!
Once I got them home and started
tearing into researching each flavor, I knew how amazing cookies would be with the M&M’s® Honey Nut flavor. I wasn’t wrong. I purposely made them a colossal size and used both baking soda and baking powder so my cookies would have a nice soft center but yet still brown and have that delightful little crunch around the edges. Another technique that is important is “whacking”. I put the M&M’s® Honey Nut candy in a reclosable bag and “whacked” them with my rolling pin. If you try processing them in a food processor or blender, they break up to much, and it’s dangerous to try and cut them up with a knife. You want these cookies to proudly show off your candy. Whack away I say!
M&M’s® Honey Nut Cookies
- 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 16 tablespoons butter softened (2 sticks)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 eggs room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup M&M’s® Honey Nut flavored candies coarsely broken (*plus additional pieces)
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Whisk together and set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, white sugar and brown sugar together until combined. Add vanilla and eggs, mixing between each addition. Add honey and mix until combined.
- Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
- Add M&M’s® Honey Nut flavored candies. Mix until just combined.
- Chill for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Scoop 2 tablespoons of dough out for each cookie. Place on baking sheet 2 inches apart (9 to each baking sheet). *Press additional candies onto the exterior of the cookies if desired.
- Bake approximately 12 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned on the edges, turning sheet halfway through baking. Don’t over bake.
- Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then remove them to a cooling rack. (I just slide them from the baking pan using the parchment paper.
- Store in an airtight container.
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
As if these cookies aren’t exciting enough, you can go to the M&M’s® Flavor Vote page on Facebook and vote for your favorite flavor, as well as enter daily for a chance to win 100k! That would buy a whole lotta M&M’s® candy, which you are going to need once you sample these cookies!