Mint M&M Chocolate Cookies

INGREDIENTS ¾ cup butter 1 cup brown sugar ½ cup granulated sugar 1 Tablespoon vanilla 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 1 egg 2 cups all-purpose flour ½ cup cocoa powder 2 teaspoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup mint M&Ms

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugars until smooth.

Beat in egg, peppermint, and vanilla until thoroughly combined.

In a separate medium mixing bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.

With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until combined. Using a rubber spatula fold in ¼ cup of M&M’s.

Using a cookie scoop , form balls about 1 tablespoon in size and drop onto prepared baking sheet. Top with 3 extra M&Ms, gently pressing them in.

Cover cookie sheet with plastic wrap and place the cookie sheet in the freezer for 1 hour.

Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, cookie should appear slightly underbaked

Allow cookies to cool on a cookie sheet for 5 minutes, transfer to a cooling rack.