Thursday, November 12, 2009

M & M Cookies

I made these M&M cookies (along with dinner) for my neighbor who is recovering from a mastectomy. You can read about it HERE on her blog.

I used the pink M&M candies that were sold in October for breast cancer awareness but obviously any color M&M works here. These cookies are quick and easy to make. They would make a great cooking activity for kids too.

They are soft and chewy but don't worry about eating a ton of them. This recipe only makes about 1 1/2 dozen cookies...anymore than that could cause some real trouble. If you are making them for a group though, the recipe easily doubles. Enjoy!



Makes about 1 1/2- 2 dozen cookies

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup M & M's

In a bowl mix together flour, salt, and baking soda. In another large bowl, mix sugar, eggs, butter, and vanilla thoroughly. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture. Blend well. Add 3/4 cup of M&M candies and mix by to blend.
Scoop tablespoon size amounts of dough and form into a ball. Drop dough ball onto cookie sheet and gently flatten tops with the palm of your hand. Press 3-4 more M&M's on top of each dough ball with remaining candies.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 9 to 11 minutes. Do not over bake. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to complete cooling.