Saturday, June 13, 2009

M&M Cookies

As you can tell, I make a lot of cookies. As far as desserts go, they're easy to make, tasty, last awhile, and portable. I don't have to make multiple parts and they're not all that messy. Plus, Jeff likes them, and requests them and/or different types often.

These little morsels have peanut butter M & Ms. They're all crunchy and M&M like, but filled with peanut butter. Which is pretty much perfect for me (though I kind of love all types of M&Ms, especially regular ones when curled up at home or peanut ones at the movie theater with popcorn).

The dough I made a little more sweet (a bit of extra sugar and brown sugar), with extra vanilla as well. Since there wasn't a lot of chocolate in these, I wanted to up the sweetness factor a little more. It made them spread a little bit more, and a bit chewier, but they were still scrumptious. Needless to say, I don't have any left anymore.

This is basically the same recipe I use for chocolate chip cookies, but...

M & M Cookies

1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick butter
1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/3 cup + 2 tablespoon white sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla paste (I used a bit of both)
M & Ms

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and cardamom.

In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg and vanilla and continue beating until thoroughly combined. Stir in the flour mixture with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, until all mixed together. Gently stir in the M & Ms

Take tablespoon full amounts of cookie dough and place evenly on a cookie tray. Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes, until just golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

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