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M&M Cookies

April 14, 2010

Cooking & baking are both a form of stress relief for me.

Give me a good recipe (or no recipe) and 30 minutes and my blood pressure will be significantly lower.

I received several bags of regular and peanut M&M’s the other day at work and decided to put them to good use.

So, I made these.

And they turned out well, I think.

Ingredients:

2 cups all purpose flour

1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

2/3 cup granulated white sugar

2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1 large egg

1 large egg yolk

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 cup M&M’s® candies

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place one oven rack in the top third of the oven, and one oven rack in the bottom third of the oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.

In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy (about 2 – 3 minutes). Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the egg and egg yolk, beating until well combined. Beat in the vanilla extract.

Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and beat just until incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Fold in the M&M’s.

Form dough into balls, using 1/4 cup for each cookie. Place six balls of dough on each baking sheet. Gently flatten each ball of dough into a 2 1/2 inch round. 

 Bake the cookies for about 15-17 minutes, rotating the baking sheets halfway through the baking time. The cookies are done when they are light golden brown in color and just set. They will still seem a little soft but they will firm up as they cool.

Remove from oven and let the cookies cool a few minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool.

And voila! Yummy, yummy cookies ready to be enjoyed!

I cut the amount of butter by 1/4 of a cup and used half wheat/half white flour.

I had several reports that they cookies were amazing without tasting the slightest bit healthy 😉

I believe that is success.

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