My kids Favorite Recipe for M&M Cookies
I will choose a cookie over cake any day. There is something about the smell/taste of a cookie fresh out of the oven, gooey and still warm. Yummy! I am debating making a batch right now. Although if I did, I may never get around to sharing this amazing M&M Cookie recipe with you. OK…my craving can wait;)
These little M&M cookies and me have a special history. This is the first recipe that I ever asked a friends mom for (I was in grade school at the time). It also was the first recipe that I added to my own recipe box. You know its a good recipe, when they are still one of my favorite cookie after all these years. Over the years I have made a few changes, but basically they are the same cookies that I grew up making.
Since 4th of July is right around the corner, we chose to make this batch all Red, White and Blue. I love that M&M’s come in a wide variety of colors.
M&M Cookie INGREDIENTS:
- 1 cup Butter
- 1 cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup White Sugar
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla
- 2 Eggs
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoons salt
- 1 1/2 cups M&M’s
M&M Cookies INSTRUCTIONS:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, cream brown sugar, white sugar and butter.
- Next, add the eggs, and vanilla making sure everything is well mixed.
- Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just combined
- Finally, stir in the M&M’s.
- Roll into balls, flatten slightly and place an extra M&M into the top of each cookie.
Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes. These are the type of cookie that you want to be slightly under baked. Let them stand for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack. This will help the cookies hold their shape.
Simple tip to keep your cookies from spreading:
If you are finding that your cookies are spreading out too far, there is an easy way to correct it. The best part is…its not the recipe;) All you need to do is refrigerate your dough for about 5 minutes before baking. This will re-solidify the fats and stop your cookies from over spreading. Easy!