Thursday, February 13, 2014

m&m Cookies

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..

Happy valentine's day loves!! If you are looking to bake something sweet , these cookies are great. C&S came over last night and C brought a package of  valentine m&m with pink, red, and white m&m's and we whipped these up. Well C&I did.. S kept Zak company and watched some bball. All this after I won Settler's of Catan..I only mention this because I NEVER win with those two!! It is definitely a moment to remember. Apparently after I won I said " good game!!" a bit too excitedly, and we had to laugh.

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
  1. In a bowl, mix together flour, cornstarch, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

1 comment:

Bean Cookbooks said...

Great read thankyyou


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