How is it already half way through January? I still haven't written my end of year wrap up and truth be told my motivation is dwindling with every day. Christmas came with a flourish of activity and visitors. New Year's was super low key by comparison. Mr. J, Miss O, and I lazily watched TV, movies and ate whatever was around. We weren't rushing to finish a house project or prepare for the holidays or really have any thing to do. It was wonderful.
I think the lack of obligations took over from then on and here we are on January 18th as my first post of the new year. That and we all got massively ill. Miss O actually fared the best of all of us. But sickness can no longer be an excuse for my lack of posting. I actually have about 4 half written posts. I just don't seem to have the motivation or the time to finish them. Bed time comes fast around here.
Of course cookies can change all of that. I made these cookies last weekend and instantly knew I had to post about them. They are my favorite. I love M&M cookies. They always seem a bit more special to me than the old faithful chocolate chip. All of the different colors instantly make me happy. And these taste amazing to boot. Plus they are super simple and can be put together on the most hectic of days.
So I promise to post a bit more frequently. And to do my year end wrap up. And eat a few more of these cookies. Promise.
My Favorite M&M Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: bake dessert cookie
Ingredients (12-15 cookies)
- 8 tablespoons of salted butter
- ½ cup white sugar
- ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1½ cups all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup M&Ms
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter until just liquid, around 30 seconds. You can take the butter out when there is still a few solid chucks. Gently swish the bowl until it is completely melted.
Using a stand mixer or electric beaters, beat the butter with the sugars until creamy. Add the vanilla and the egg; beat on low speed until just incorporated.
Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until a ball of dough forms.
M and Ms and incorporate with your hands.
Roll the dough into 12 large dough balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes until the cookies look puffy and dry and just barely golden. Take them out even if they look like they're not done yet. Let them cool on the pan, as they will continue to cook.
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