Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Magical Moms' M&M Cookies

I can think of a lot of things that M&M could stand for.... Mickey Mouse, Magical Moms, and Making Memories with Mommy's Monsters.  My little guys both LOVE M&M's (and well so do I) so these cookies are always a hit at our house.  Nathan's favorite part is mixing in (and stealing) the M&M's.  I love to bake up a special treat with my kiddos.                                              
Ingredients: (makes 30-36 cookies)
  • 2 Cups of Flour
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 Cup Butter Flavored Crisco (or Butter)- at room temperature
  • 1 Cup Mini M&M's
Preheat oven to 325.  In medium bowl, sift together Flour, Salt and Baking Soda.  Then in large bowl cream together sugar, brown sugar, and Crisco using a mixer.  To that mixture add the vanilla, egg, and egg, yolk.   
Slowly add in flour mixture while keeping mixer on low.  Last, Stir in M&Ms.  
Form into balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet and bake for 14-16 minutes at 325 degrees.