M&M Cookies

What a weekend! Not only did we get our new yellow lab puppy this weekend, but I was also at a bachelorette party in Charleston, SC. Although I feel a little sleep deprived this morning, from staying up too late with girlfriends and a crying puppy last night, I thought I would share these M&M cookies with you this morning. No matter how tired you might have been this morning when you woke up, or how long your work week might seem ahead of you, these cookies are sure to put a smile on your face.

Source: The Joy of Baking

You Will Need:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanillaextract
  • 1 cup M&M's® candies

Here We Go:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Place one oven rack in the top third of the oven, and one oven rack in the bottom third of the oven and line two baking sheets with parchment paper
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt
  • In another bowl, beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy (about 2 - 3 minutes) with wooden spoon or hand mixer
  • Add the egg and egg yolk, beating until well combined
  • Beat in the vanilla extract
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and beat just until incorporated
  • Gently fold M&M's® into the dough mixture
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed
  • Form dough into balls, using tablespoon for each cookie
  • Bake the cookies for about 10 - 13 minutes, rotating the baking sheets halfway through the baking time
  • The cookies are done when they are light golden brown in color and just set
  • Remove from oven and let the cookies cool a few minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool
Makes roughly 40 cookies
Happy Feasting!


Maris (In Good Taste) said...

These cookies will definitely put a smile on my face, as will a lab puppy!

The Harried Cook said...

What cute cookies... I love M&M cookies and yours look fabulous... I don't think you need to be a kid to enjoy it... And congrats on the lab puppy!