Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Addicting M&M Cookies

I recently discovered the Six Sister's Stuff blog and have become hooked. They have a lot of simple, flavorful and family friendly recipes in addition to cute craft ideas. Recently we have had a ton of rain so what better to do when it is pouring outside than bake! I don't need a lot of excuses to bake so I took this one to try out a new cookie recipe. These chewy cookies tasted like a combination of buttery sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookies rolled into one and elevated by M&M's. I used traditional milk chocolate but feel free to use your favorite flavor. This will be a good recipe to have on hand for halloween with leftover mini bags of candy. These were definitely addicting not only for me but even Jason snuck a few. Luckily I was able to snap a quick picture before the plate disapeared. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

M&M Cookies
Yields: about 6 dozen
Source: Six Sister's Stuff

1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened to room temperature
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups M&M's (or other candy-coated milk chocolate pieces)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix sugar, eggs, butter, and vanilla thoroughly. Add flour, salt, and baking soda to creamed mixture. Blend well. Add 3/4 cup of M&M candies. Drop dough by teaspoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet. Slightly push a few candies on top of each dough ball with remaining candies.

Bake at 350 degrees for 9 to 11 minutes, or until slightly golden.

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