M&M Cookies

These cookies did not turn out as I’d hoped. But maybe it’s because I have high standards for myself and because my son is turning 2. My son is turning 2. Holy. Crap. Tomorrow we are having friends over to play and help us celebrate and I wanted something more fun than just chocolate chip cookies. So, M&M’s came to the rescue! I’m doing a red and blue theme for Elmo and Cookie Monster. Saturday I will be posting a Cookie Monster cake recipe so stay tuned! I just still can’t believe my baby is 2. Anyway, let’s bake some cookies…

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

For the cookie dough:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup crushed M&M’s
About another cup of M&M’s for the tops of the cookies

To make the dough:

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside. In another large bowl (or bowl of your electric mixer), beat butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until incorporated. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add the dry mixture until just incorporated. Stir in crushed M&M’s. Cover the dough and refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit. Scoop dough by rounded tablespoons and place on prepared cookie sheet. Press M&M’s on top of each cookie, as many or as little as you like. Bake for 10-12 minutes and let cool on wire rack. Enjoy!

Mine spread out too far because I used too much sugar. I adjusted the recipe for this post, so next time they will be better!

I made these little guys from the first batch that I completely ruined. Yay for creativity!

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