Thursday, November 18, 2010

M&M Cookies

Grab a glass of Milk......It's time for some Cookies!

I love M&M Cookies. The thing is, I sort of feel like a cookie traitor. Am I choosing 
sides over the beloved, superstar Chocolate Chip Cookie?  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Chocolate Chip Cookies, but there is something about a M&M cookie that always 
wins me over.  Ok, it is probably the M&Ms. Let's move on. 

When I was growing up my mom always used a recipe for M&M cookies called Party Cookies! Who wouldn't want to bake and eat something called a Party Cookie? I also love a
recipe I found on Allrecipes.com that is delicious.  I've changed just a few things to make this recipe my own. Shhhh....I have a secret ingredient.  Do you want to know what it is? 

Drum roll.........Butter flavored extract. It gives the cookies a buttery flavor with no extra calories. Best secret ingredient ever!

This recipe also uses shortening as one of its main ingredients so once the batter comes together it is a little soft.  I've found that before baking if you put the finished cookie batter in the freezer for a few hours to "harden" makes a perfect cookie.  Simply put the cookie batter into a Ziploc bag and place in the fridge overnight or into the freezer for 2-4 hours. I always use this trick when making these cookies and they always come out great.

Some people like their cookies with just the M&Ms on top. I like to mix some into the batter and top off the cookie with a few more M&Ms before they go into the oven.  This is one of those preference calls.  Just be sure to have some extra M&Ms on hand if you plan on adding them to the batter.

I used the recipe below to make cookies for my nephew's football team.  The M&Ms match the Flyers team colors. Go Red & White!


M&M Cookies
Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com

1 C. Butter Flavored Crisco 
1 C. packed brown sugar
1/2 C. white sugar 
2 eggs 
2 Tsp vanilla extract 
1 Tsp butter flavored extract 
2 1/4 C. all-purpose flour 
1 Tsp baking soda 
1 Tsp salt 
1 1/2 C. M&Ms

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cream together Butter Flavored Crisco, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, vanilla & butter flavored extract.
In a separate bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients, except the candies. Add to creamed mixture and mix well. 
Stir in 1/2 cup candies. Mix well. Drop by teaspoon (I use a small ice cream scoop) onto cookie sheets and decorate with remaining candies.  
For best results bake cookies on trays using parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat (similar to a Silpat)

Bake for 10 - 12 minutes.


Let's Make some cookies


Go Flyers!


Ready to go into the oven


Cookies Cooling


Pack up cookies for the team or...........


Pour a glass of Milk?


Flyers Win!  Time for some cookies!


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2 comments:

2 Kiss and Makeup said...

Yummmmmmm! These look fantastically delicious! I can't wait to go to a party so I can make these. :) xo

joeflats said...

My favorite cookie ever! I even like them better than chocolate chip and that's saying a lot!
Megan :-)

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