Wednesday, September 26, 2012

M&M Cookies

I have had a bag of mini M&Ms sitting in my pantry for over two months, you may remember my first post where I attempted to make M&M cookies, but failed miserably. This time I decided to try a new recipe and I happily succeeded! These buttery cookies remind me of the sweetness of the store bought variety, but with a kick of homemade flavor! These were so simple to make there is no need to ever buy store bought cookies again! The chewy texture comes from slightly under-baking the cookies and letting them cool for a couple minutes on the cookie sheet to complete the cooking process! Any kid will enjoy these delicate cookies speckled with multicolored chocolate candies!

While taking pictures the other morning (before 8:30), I took a bite of one of the cookies to get that iconic cookie shot with a monster bite taken out of it! Well, that one bite just was not enough I proceeded to eat the entire cookie. Now these are not some small two bite cookies, I made these ginormous so it was a big deal for me to eat a whole one before 8:30! Guess what I did this morning? Ate another whole cookie before 9:00! Take my word, these are really good and really addicting! Let me know if you enjoy these as much as I did! Do you have any addicting recipes you would like to share? I would love to try them!


Oh...and here is a cookie sunrise picture! 


  • 1 C packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 C white sugar
  • 1 C (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 C all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 C mini M&Ms

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. 
  2. Cream together the butter and both sugars, then mix in eggs and vanilla extract. 
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix until well blended. 
  4. Mix in 3/4 C of the M&Ms.
  5. Drop dough onto ungreased cookie sheets by large cookie scoopfuls. Slightly push down the cookies, then push a few more of the remaining M&Ms on top of the dough. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, or until the edges begin to become golden brown and tops begin to look cooked. 
Adapted from Six Sister's Stuff


  1. So my roommate didn't know how to make cookies that weren't like from a log of dough. I explained the process to her.

  2. !!! woohoo! Did you make some cookies with her or just explain?