Friday, February 20, 2015

M&M Cookies

I took one for the team last weekend and worked Friday and Saturday night, something that's never fun but especially so on a holiday weekend. When you're working until 2am all weekend sometimes you just need fresh baked cookies. Working late meant I had basically all day at home which was the perfect time to spend in the kitchen. These M&M cookies are great because you can customize them for each holiday with the special colored ones or just use the regular M&Ms for anytime. I don't like to brag but these honestly were probably the best cookies I've ever made.


Makes 22 medium sized thick and chewy cookies.

Preheat oven to 325.
Mix together 1.5 sticks melted and cooled butter, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 egg, 1 egg yolk (yes just the yolk from the second egg), and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Does it look like gross brown goop? Then you did it right.


Now slowly add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 2 generous cups of all purpose flour. If you add too much at a time you won't ruin anything, your hand will just get tired from mixing. This is the step where your dough goes from brown goop to its doughy consistency. You'll think you've messed up and there's no way this confection in your bowl will turn into dough, but it will.


Once that's all mixed gently fold in 1 generous cup of M&Ms. Again you'll want to do this a few at a time to save energy. Then drop the dough in spooned balls onto a baking sheet and place in the oven for 11 - 14 minutes. Mine took 13. 5 minutes but halfway through I switched the pans around because they wouldn't both fit on the top rack.


Seriously so simple and so good! Yum!!


What are your favorite cookie recipes?


3 comments:

  1. Oh yum these look so good! It's been ages since I've had M&M cookies but I love them!

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  2. I was totally drooling over these when I saw your snapchats!

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  3. These look amazing. I love the rebranding, it looks great! I think I may try to make these with M&M minis!

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