Super Chocolate Cookies

This cookie is the perfect fix for those looking for some chocolate. The cocoa and the M&M’s pair wonderfully together. In order to get more cookies out of one batch I downsized the recommended amount to place on the cookie sheet for each cookie.

This recipe is from The Great American Cookie Cookbook which can be found at Barnes & Noble. A book filled with over 300 cookie recipes. Book is generally under $10.00.


  • 2 c all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup candy-coated chocolate pieces


Preheat oven to 350. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; set aside.

Beat butter, shortening and brown sugar in large bowl of electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy.

Beat in eggs and vanilla until well blended. Gradually add flour mixture, beating at low speed until blended.

Stir in candy pieces.

Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets, spacing 3 inches apart. Flatten slightly. Bake cookies 13 to 15 minutes or until almost set.

Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets. Transfer to wire racks. Let cool completely.

Make 18 to 20 (4-inch) cookies