Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

You know how sometimes you are walking through the grocery store, grabbing healthy options for your week and doing your best to resist the temptation of the candy aisle, and then when you look at your basket at the till you find that it has a bag of candy in it? And you have no idea how it even got there?

No? um, me neither

But these randomly showed up in my shopping bag the other day and I figured it would be best for all parties if they were consumed as soon as possible. You know, to remove the temptation and all that.

I figured the colourful candy shell would be ridiculously cute in cookie form, and pairing chocolate and peanut butter is always a winner. I used my favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe as a base, and added some chopped up peanut butter M&Ms and semi-sweet chocolate chips.

I had some when they were still warm from the oven and they were unreal! I ate 6 in one sitting. SIX cookies, in one sitting. And that doesn’t even count the rest of the day! oops. Good thing it is sweater season. Puffy sweaters are in fashion, right? please?

I made my cookies a bit smaller than usual, so I was able to get about 4 dozen from this recipe.

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped peanut butter M&Ms
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chipes
  1. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper (or spray it with cooking spray) and preheat your oven to 350F
  2. Whisk together the flour and baking soda
  3. Mix butter and the two sugars together until light and fluffy
  4. Add the eggs, vanilla, and salt to the sugar mixture and mix until completely incorporated
  5. Add the flour mixture, followed by the chocolate chips and mix until the chocolate chips are evenly distributed
  6. Using a tablespoon, drop the cookie dough onto the baking sheets.  Each baking sheet can hold about 1 dozen cookies 
  7. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes and remove when the edges are golden brown and the middle of the cookie is still soft.  The cookies will finish setting after they are removed from the oven
  8. Enjoy!

I seem to be on a bit of a cookie kick lately! Must be the holiday dessert platters calling me :)