Chocolate Chip M&M Cookie Cake~

Adapted from Emeril Lagasse 


2 sticks (1 cup) butter, at room temperature

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate discs (may substitute chocolate chips)

1 1/4 cups M & Ms, divided

Preheat oven to 375º.  Line a 14 inch deep round pizza pan with parchment and grease entire pan including the paper.  Set aside.

Cream the butter and sugars in a large bowl.  Add eggs and mix to combine.  Add vanilla and mix well.  Add dry ingredients, and stir till incorporated. Mix in chocolate discs and 1/2 cup M & Ms, reserving 3/4 cup to garnish the top.  Spread dough evenly in prepared pan. Use remaining M & Ms to decorate the top of the cookie cake.

Bake for 20-25 minutes.  Cool and remove from pan if desired.  Slice and serve.