Makes: One 9 inch pie Prep time : 25 minutes Bake time : 30 to 35 minutes
3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar, ( I use Dixie Crystals)
1/4 cup granulated sugar, ( I use Dixie Crystals)
1 large egg at room temperature
1 egg yolk at room temperature
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons fresh baking powder
1 teaspoon chocolate extract, ( I use Ballard Extracts)*
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, ( I use Ballard Extracts)
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup M&M’s
*If you don’t have chocolate extract, you can use 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract!
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, (a bit less if you use a convection oven). Butter your pie dish and set aside. In your stand mixer, beat butter and sugars until combined. Add egg, egg yolk and extracts and blend well. Add salt, baking powder and flour and mix until just combined, being careful not to over mix! Blend in the mini chips until evenly distributed.
Spread the dough into your prepared pan and place the M&M’s on top, pressing down gently into the dough. Bake for 20 minutes, then cover lightly with foil. Bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, being careful not to over bake. I like my chocolate chip cookies very soft in the middle, so mine looked a bit under baked after 30 minutes, but I took it out then. It may sink a little after you take it out if you like it a bit under baked, but that is ok!! Cool completely on a wire rack for about 20 to 30 minutes before cutting it.