Step 1: Ingredients
First preheat your oven to 180°C, gas mark 4.You will need:
- 125g butter, softened
- 100g light brown soft sugar
- 125g caster sugar
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 225g self-raising flour
- 100g m&m's
Step 2: Mixing Sugars
Cream the butter, brown and white sugars and then once creamed together, combine in the egg and vanilla extract.
Step 3: Forming the Cookie Dough
Then sift in the flour and add the m&m's and mix together all the ingredients thoroughly by using your hands to knead into a cookie dough.
Step 4: Roll Into Balls
Roll the cookie dough into a long thick evenly sized log and slice into 16 pieces and then roll them into balls.
Step 5: Bake in the Oven
Evenly spread out the cookie dough balls onto about 3 baking trays, with greased baking paper. Bake for 8 minutes for soft cookies, so they are just setting or for 10 minutes and until golden for firmer cookies. They will spread out when cooking so space them out so you don't have one big cookie (but like thats a bad thing!)
When cooked take them out of the oven and allow them to cool and set for 5 minutes on the trays then transfer them to a wire cooling rack to finish cooling.
Enjoy your cookies!