woensdag 9 december 2009

M&M Cookies: Day 1 of 12 Days of Christmas Cookies

On my search for 12 delicious cookies for my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies to give away for Christmas I found a recipe for M&M Cookies over at Blisstree that sounded really appealing to me.

These were supereasy to put together, one batch made 49 cookies. I baked them for 12 minutes and they turned out perfect: the edges were crunchy whereas the middle stayed nice and chewy: yum!!

Don't you just love my new nail polish? This is 'Smitten with Mittens' by OPI, it's part of the Holiday 2009 collection and it's a gorgeous shimmery red with red/golden glitters in it!
(Sorry guys, I know this is offtopic, but I'm really loving this colour right now!!)

The bottom of these M&M cookies are sooooo cool, the colour of the M&M's sort of rubbed off on the cookies a bit, aren't they 'groovy'?

Here's the recipe, adapted from Blisstree:

M&M Cookies
1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown suger
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 12 oz package M&M's baking bits (I used a 260 gram bag regular size M&M's)
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional) (I skipped these)

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt; blend into creamed mixture. Stir in M&M's and walnuts it you are using them
  • Drop by heaping tablespoons about two inches apart apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-13 minutes (12 minutes wa perfect for me) or until edges are lightly browned and centers are still soft. Cool on cookie sheet for one minute, then transfer to wire racks.
  • Makes about 3 dozen cookies (I got 49 cookies out of this recipe)
  • Enjoy!!

4 opmerkingen:

Marie zei

tasty looking cookies marthe! Love the bottoms too!

AppleC zei

Love those M&M cookies!

Steph zei

These are so cute! I've always wanted to make cookies like this, but worried that the colours from the cookies would bleed into the dough.. weird right?

Marthe zei

These are really tasty Marie, and soooo easy to make: I whipped one batch up the other day as a small present for a friend who moved in with her boyfriend, they loved them!!

Steph: I was expecting the colours to bleed into the dough too.... As you can see from the backside of the cookies they did bleed a bit, but it actually resulted in a cool effect!