|quick- dump them in before I eat all the m&m's!!|
|C's nice job|
|Please note these cookies are normal sized-|
when I make them on my own I get carried away and make them way too big..
Anywho, enough gloating. We got the recipe from Rachel Cook's. We just googled m&m cookies, and this one claimed to be perfect, so we didn't change much. We did use normal size m&m's instead of mini ones. It's always fun baking with someone, and it goes a lot faster! C is a great baker and cook. I also love having a fully equipped and well stocked kitchen- it means you can pick any recipe and are good to go. Although my apartment is pretty well equipped, my parents' kitchen has the added benefit of much more space and a dishwasher to make the cleanup way faster!!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- one package of M&Ms
- In a bowl, mix together flour, cornstarch, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer (or using a hand mixer-- wan wan I don't have a stand mixer..what was I saying about a fully equipped kitchen), cream together butter and both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy (2-3 minutes). With the mixer on low, add in egg and vanilla. Return mixer to medium and mix until incorporated. Scrape sides if needed.
- With the mixer back on low, add dry ingredient mixture gradually until dough forms. Stir in M&Ms by hand. Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- Form balls from approximately 1 tablespoon of dough. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until edges are just barely golden. Remove from oven and let cool for a couple of minutes on baking sheet before removing and placing on wire rack to finish cool. Store in airtight container.
These could be made any time with regular m&ms or probably with chocolate chips.