On a spring-like day a few weeks ago I picked up this HUGE bag of 'Bunny Mix' M&M’s at the store.
One of my favorite cookies is an M&M chocolate chip cookie, adapted from this recipe on the M&M’s website. At Cupcake Camp, I spoke briefly with Jen at Beantown Baker about Bloggers Bake for Hope and decided to participate. I was trying to think of baked goods that would be fairly simple to ship, so decided to contribute 2 dozen of these cookies. And for something different, I added some Reese’s peanut butter chips this time.
I love these cookies because they’re easy to make and freeze really well. Plus, M&M’s always has different holiday colors out for Christmas, Halloween, Spring, 4th of July, etc so it’s easy to make these festive for different occasions!
First I creamed 1c softened butter with ½c each of white and light brown sugars.
Then added 1 egg and 2 ½ tsp vanilla extract.
In a separate bowl, whisk together 2c flour, ½ tsp baking soda and 1/8 tsp salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the butter/sugar mixture.
|ooohhhh when two become one....|
Then add the good stuff! For these, I added 2c M&M’s, 3/4c chocolate chips and 3/4c peanut butter chips.
Use a tablespoon to drop onto cookie sheets and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes, until the cookies are lightly browned at the edges.
Cool on wire racks and enjoy!
Bidding starts May 4th and goes through May6th - be sure to check out the Bloggers Bake for Hope site to check out some of the other delicious treats that will be up for sale!
M&M cookies with Chocolate and Peanut Butter chips
(makes approx 36 cookies - if you don't eat 4 cookie's worth of dough like I do!)
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
2 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk chocolate M&M’s
¾ cup chocolate chips
¾ cup peanut butter chips
· Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl cream butter and sugars; beat in egg and vanilla.
· In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt; slowly add into creamed mixture.
· Stir in M&M’S®, chocolate chips and peanut butter chips.
· If the dough is very soft, put in refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to chill slightly
· Drop tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
· Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned