Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Chocolate M&M Cookies

Just to let you all know, I was away all weekend and came home to over 400 unread items in my Google reader, and due to time & energy constraints, I have deleted them all. So, if I'm not up to date on all your blogs or haven't left any comments in the last few days, that's why!

All righty! Recently, there was a customer appreciation day at the coffee shop I bake for and I was asked to make some special cookies. My boss suggested something with M&Ms, so I came up with a riff on this cookie recipe we use all the time at work. Accidentally, when purchasing the M&Ms, the person who does the grocery shopping picked up peanut M&Ms, but those are my favourite so I thought they made the cookies extra special!

Chocolate M&M Cookies

1 lb butter or margarine, softened
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 cups white sugar
4 tsp vanilla
4 eggs
4 squares unsweetened chocolate
3 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
2 bags M&Ms (I can't remember what size they were...The ones you get in the candy aisle)

Cream butter & sugar until light and fluffy, then beat in the eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy. Melt the chocolate carefully in the microwave, and beat it into the butter/egg/sugar mixture. Fold in the dry ingredients. Fold in the M&Ms. Bake at 350F for 12 - 15 minutes. DON'T OVERBAKE!

Apparently, they were a hit!

8 comments:

Palidor said...

400 unread posts? Wow, how many blogs do you follow??

Okay WC, I have one word for these cookies - EVIL! Seriously, chocolate cookies with M&Ms? It's times like this that I'm actually glad I can't eat gluten!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

My sons would absolutely love these, they are crazy for M&Ms still, even at 16&18. I just bought some big bags for their stockings.

A Year on the Grill said...

All these cookie posts... My ass is growing just reading these (I virtually ate 4 of these)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those cookies must be delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

Tia said...

that's awesome that you bake for a cafe! how did you land that job? how long have u been doing it? any tips for me to get into doing that? thx!

Bob said...

Those look incredible. Peanut m&ms are my favorite too.

Chris said...

I haven't ever had them with the peanut kind, I bet those were spectacular!

Natalie said...

hmm...my little girl would pounce on these cookies and you'd never get em back...! :)...

Google reader ?...i've never use that before...just wrack my brains and scroll through my blog roll on the dashboard...!

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