Wednesday, July 11, 2012

M&M Cookies

Another family favorite, this time it's a cookie recipe - m&m cookies! I usually buy the organic chips, but I wanted to be frugal, I had leftover m&m candies from our graduation party (in the freezer), so I used those. These cookies are colorful, chewy on the inside, and a little crunchy with the chocolate candies in them, a great treat for big and little kids!
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup coconut oil (you could use 1 c butter if you don't have coconut oil)
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 3/4 cups unbleached, all purpose flour
1 cup M&Ms
  1. Mix the butter, coconut oil, and sugars until they are creamy. 
  2. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well until your dough is on the "fluffy" side. 
  3. Add salt, soda, and flour, mix well.   
  4. Stir in the m&m candies with a spatula or wooden spoon. * Tip: I always put my dough in the refrigerator for 15 minutes before I bake them. The reasons are that coconut oil melts easily, if you are baking on a warm day, if your kitchen is warm, or your butter is too soft, your cookies will spread too much. It's worth the time to cool your dough. 
  5. I use a medium cookie scoop for the dough and bake them on parchment paper lined 11x15 cookie sheets. 
  6. I bake my cookies at 340F degrees (because my oven bakes a little hot) for 10-14 minutes. Don't overbake - these should be a light tan color not brown. If you take them out when they are still light, you can leave them on the cookie sheet for just a few more minutes and they will be perfect!
  7. If you use a larger cookie dough scoop, this recipe will make about 42 cookies. If you like smaller cookies, you can use a smaller scoop or a teaspoon and you will be able to make about 60 cookies. Enjoy!

this dough is a good consistency for your cookies

Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi

1 comment:

  1. YUMMY I love M&M's...and cookies!