Friday, February 25, 2011


The hubby and I have been going through an M&M phase lately. I bought a bag of them back in December thinking I would use the red M&M's for the nose in some Rudolph Christmas cookies that I actually did not end up making. The bag of M&M's was ripped open one night when only chocolate would do and over the course of January we had eaten the whole bag. I hadn't had M&M's in a long time and I forgot how addictive they are.

The other week the husband came home with yet another bag! Oh dear... This time I decided to spin straw into gold and make M&M cookies.
I always loved cookies made with Smarties when I lived in the UK and these are just like them: fun and incredibly tasty. I made a big batch for a baby party I went to recently; they're so colorful and cute.

These cookies are lovely and chewy which complements the chocolatey crunch you get from the M&M's. 

A bag of peanut butter M&M's mysteriously appeared in the apartment this week...

M&M Cookies: 
(makes approx 30)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 2 eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups of M&M's

Cream the butter and sugar together.

Add the vanilla and eggs and beat well.

Add the flour, salt and baking soda, blend well.

Add a cup of M&M's and mix in.

Drop tablespoons of dough onto a cookie sheet, separated well from each other.

Cover each drop of dough with more M&M's on top.

Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes (depending on how you like them).

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  1. My kids love m&m cookies. :) They look delicious.

  2. So nostalgic! I can already taste these. Man, M&M's are the dang best, aren't they?

  3. baby SIA was like "Wow mom we gotta make these"
    so guess sunday is baking day!

  4. Ah, they look so colorful! It has been too long since I made something with M&M's. I've been thinking about making M&M brownies, but M&M cookies will always be my favorite!

  5. ha, my mom used to make these. need to make a batch soon :)

  6. Ah those are very cute cookies... aren't ya glad ya still had that candy around?

  7. classic J loves these oh man I want smarties now!

  8. You are a darling - M&M cookies are one of my husband's favorites. We used to buy them all the time from the bakery but I never made them at home. Will have to do so now (although M&Ms are rather pricey here in Manila; maybe I can prevail on relatives back in the US to send a choco-care package...)

    And Smarties!! How I miss those - I grew up eating them in Canada. Love their different crunch from M&Ms. 8-)

  9. I love M&M cookies but have never had a good recipe. This looks perfect. Thanks!

  10. Beautiful photos! Sometimes, M&M's are all you need in life :)

  11. Those look like the perfect M&M cookies! Yum!

  12. I made these a while back and now I'm craving them all over again! They were super delicious and moist... can't wait to make em again :)

    1. I LOOOOOVE THIS RECIPE! About a year ago I made these and just recently the craving came back again. They're the only cookies I make home made and I plan on making them again... and again...

  13. This cookies looks perfectly. This is a very interesting solution to spice up my diet :)


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