chocolate chip cookies

Sweetheart Cookies

I may not be big into Valentine’s day but I do try to make the day special for my kid’s. This has meant in the past making treats for the classes. Usually this includes things like cookies and cupcakes. If you are still looking for a treat to make then I have a sweet treat for you, Sweetheart Cookies. Sweetheart cookies are a yummy mix of a chocolate chip cookies and M&M cookies that my chocolate loving children and husband loved and I am sure you will too!

Sweetheart Cookies | Country Girl Gourmet

Sweetheart Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar (you can substitute light brown sugar)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup Valentine M&Ms  or other holiday candy coated chocolate candies
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Beat butter, shortening and sugars together until fluffy.
  3.  Mix in eggs and vanilla until combined well.
  4. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt and combine until dough forms.
  5. Stir in M&Ms and white chocolate chips.
  6. Drop dough by the tablespoon onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. If desired add a few M&Ms on top of the dough.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden.
  8. Cool on a wire cooling rack if you can*all butter or all shortening can be used but it will change the texture of your cookie*

Cookies and Cream Cookies

My son is a admitted chocoholic. He loves all things chocolate. His favorite candy is Hershey’s Cookies and Cream Candy Bar. It really was no surprise that when he saw a cookie mix for cookies and cream cookies he picked it up and said I needed to buy it and make the cookies for him. A compromise was made and he agreed to letting me make the cookies from scratch. Oh geez what had I gotten my self into this time? I bought the chocolate cream filled cookies and finished the rest of my shopping and headed home to make cookies.

When I got home I got to work on my son’s cookies and mixed up a dough that was similar to my chocolate chip cookie dough but I added the crumbled cookies instead of chips. That was a debate in itself to add chips or not to add chips. If I add chips do I add white chocolate chips, semi sweet, dark chocolate or milk. So many decisions were to be made. I ended up deciding to go without them. The cookies baked and my son anxiously waited for his cookies. I have made Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies in the past so I knew the two were a tasty combo but I have to say what I created was the best of both worlds. The stuffed cookies can be a bit of a pain to make and these were so easy and ended up being super tasty! My husband even said to me, “who would have thought to use cookies to make a cookie”. These Cookies and Cream Cookies are a new favorite in my house. Try them for yourself! I am sure you will fall in love with them also.

Cookies and Cream Cookies | Country Girl Gourmet

Cookies and Cream Cookies


1/2 cup Butter softened

1/2 cup Shortening

1 cup Brown Sugar

1/2 cup Sugar

2 Eggs

2 t Vanilla Extract

1t baking soda

1/2t salt

2 3/4 cups Flour

2 cups Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (such as Oreo’s or Newman-O’s), crushed/broken

*optional* Add 1-2 cups of your favorite chocolate chips. My husband feels this may be too much but my son thinks that they will make these cookies even better. I leave the to add chips or not to up to you.


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. In a large bowl cream together butter, shortening, brown sugar and sugar until light and fluffy.

3. Mix in eggs and vanilla until thoroughly combined

4. Gradually mix in Flour, Baking Soda and Salt.

5. Add in  crushed/broken chocolate sandwich cookies and mix well, evenly distributing cookie crumbs.

6. Chill cookie dough, overnight to 24 hours for best results. If you are in a rush for cookies 2-4 hours will work.

7. Use a cookie scoop or spoon and drop onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.

8. Bake  10-12 minutes until golden

Makes approx. 4 dozen cookies (more or less depending on your cookie size)

*All butter or all shortening may be used instead of half and half. Margarine may be used in place of butter. The end result will change the texture of your cookie.