1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar, tightly packed
3 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup good quality chocolate chips
2 1.69-ounce bags M&Ms
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. In a separate bowl and using a wooden spoon or electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugars. Add the egg and mix until well combined. Add the vanilla and stir. Using a handheld mixer, add the dry mixture to the wet mixture gradually until all the dry mixture has been worked into the batter. Fold in the chocolate chips. Using your hands or two spoons, scoop small rounds of dough onto the cookie sheet about 2 inches apart from each other. Pour the M&Ms into a bowl and stick the candies into the dough rounds until they are all gone. Bake for 9-12 minutes, until they are golden.