Cookie Love Bombs

Happy February, my fellow bakers! As always, I hope you are all staying well and healthy through these difficult times.

February happens to be one of my favorite months, and not just because of the small amount of cool weather we get here in Florida, but that Valentine’s day is one of my favorite holidays.

I know that a lot of people think it’s a silly made up holiday, but in truth, I love the idea of celebrating LOVE!  In my humble opinion, there is nothing in my life more important than those who love me and the people I love in return. So, whether I was single or in a relationship, I’ve always loved Valentine’s day!

I have a few fun recipes to share with you soon that I really enjoyed creating!! These cookies are soooo delicious and decadent and  just perfect for a well deserved splurge. Let’s face it..we all could use a few extra treats these days 🙂

Whether you are married, single, have a partner, a house filled with fur babies, or family who you love to spend time with, I hope you can take the time to celebrate the love that is all around you.

Wishing you all lots of love!!

xo

A most delicious batter 🙂

I ate my weight in peanut M&M’s while I was making these cookies 🙂 So delicious!!

Yes, they taste as delicious as they look 🙂

These beauties deserve a close up 🙂

I love my Dixie Crystals 🙂

These would be the perfect Valentine’s gift for your sweetie, or just for you because you know you deserve them 🙂

I loved creating these!! I hope you eat a whole bunch of them 🙂

Sending you all so much LOVE!

Cookie Love Bombs

Makes: 18 large cookies Prep time: 30 minutes Bake time: 16 to 18 minutes

Ingredients

1 cup, unsalted, softened butter

1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter

1 cup Dixie Crystals Brown Sugar

1/2 cup Dixie Crystals Granulated Sugar

2 large eggs

1 tablespoon Nielsen Massey Pure Vanilla Extract

2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

3 cups all purpose flour

1, 10 ounce bag peanut butter chips

1 cup mini marshmallows

1 cup milk chocolate chips

1 bag of peanut M&M’s for topping the cookies

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line 3 baking sheets with parchment or silicone baking mats. Set aside.

In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat the softened butter and sugars until light and fluffy.

Add in the eggs, one at a time and combine well.

Mix in the vanilla and combine.

Whisk together the dry ingredients in another bowl.

Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet until just combined. Do not over mix the batter or the cookies will become tough.

Slowly add in the milk chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and marshmallows.

Mix until the chips and marshmallows are evenly distributed.

Using a large ice cream scoop, scoop 18 balls of dough and place 6 evenly per prepared pan.

Roll each ball of dough into a smooth shape.

Place 6, peanut M&M’s evenly on top of each ball of dough. Press them into the dough so they will bake in the batter but you can still see them on top!

Bake the cookies for 16 to 18 minutes being careful not to over bake them. They are better slightly under baked because they will continue to bake on the pan.

Leave them to cool on the pan for 10 minutes and transfer them to a wire rack.

If you are not eating the cookies warm from the oven, make sure to microwave them for a few seconds before you eat them to melt the marshmallows. They can become really chewy if you don’t eat them warm. 🙂

These cookies get stale quickly, so whatever you don’t eat by the second day, place in storage containers and freeze for up to a month.

You can also place them in plastic bags and freeze them a few in each bag.

I hope you love them!!

xo

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