Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies

M&Ms Chocolate Candies
5 dozen cookies

Ingredients

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1 bag M&M'S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies
1 18-oz. package refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough
1 cup crisp rice cereal, divided, optional
1 18-oz. package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Preparation

Prep time: 30 min.
Baking time: 12-14 min.

1. In a large bowl, combine peanut butter dough, 1 cup M&M'S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies and 1/2 cup cereal, if desired. Remove dough to small bowl; set aside.

2. In the large bowl, combine sugar dough and cocoa powder until well blended.

3. Stir in 1 cup M&M'S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies and remaining 1/2 cup cereal, if desired. Remove half the dough to small bowl; set aside.

4. Combine half the peanut butter dough with half the chocolate dough by folding them together just enough to marble.

5. Shape the marbled dough into an 8- x 2-inch log.

6. Wrap the log in plastic wrap.

7. Repeat with the remaining dough.

8. Refrigerate logs 2 hours.

9. To bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees.

10. Cut dough into 1/4-inch thick slices.

11. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

12. Bake 12 to 14 minutes.

13. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; cool completely on wire racks.

14. Store in a tightly covered container.

Created date

March 2008