Wednesday, October 17, 2012

M &M Chocolate Chip Cookies for Emma


I made these cookies for  Miss Emma by request for her Eighth birthday, a couple of weeks ago. There's nothing better that chocolate chip cookies, but when you add M&M's, they are oh, so much better  I used the milk chocolate ones for Emma's cookies, two kinds of chocolate in one cookie.. I love M & M's, and they are my favorite candy, too. You just can't eat just one M &M, maybe a bagful  or a handful.


 I am still perfecting my chocolate chip cookie baking technique. I refrigerated the dough for about three hours, and baked them on parchment.paper. They turned out almost perfectly round, which was much better than having them spread out all over the cookie sheet.  I know that Emma like's her Grandma Carolyn's chocolate chip cookies which are round, and crisp. Emma, and her Sister Anna loved these cookies, too.  I added the M & M's to the batter, and garnished the tops of the cookies with a few M&M's, when they came out of the oven. Yum!

Anna & Emma






M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips,
1 1/2 cups of M&M’s reserve 1/2 cup



Directions:
1.
 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spread parchment paper on baking sheets
2.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and 1 cup of M&M's.  Refrigerate dough for two to three hours, or overnight. Drop by cookie scoop or tablespoon  onto parchment lined baking sheets.
3.
Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.. Press a few of the reserved M&M's on warm cookies to garnish.

 I linked up my recipe to Brandie@The Country Cook's Weekend Potluck #39
Stop by and say Hi to Brandie!

 


13 comments:

  1. I think your perfecting is perfect! Dudette would love these too. Happy birthday to Miss Emma!

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    1. Christiane,
      I'm sure that Dutette would love these cookies. Thank you for the birthday wishes for Miss Emma1

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    1. Emma had several birthday celebrations!

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  3. Emma must have been thrilled :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  4. Those cookies look addicting. It is so hard to just stop at one (or two!).

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    1. Homemade cookies, fresh out of the oven, are very addicting. Usually, I try to make my cookies on the small size.

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  5. Really cute cookies! Great for kids birthday for sure!

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    1. Kids of all ages love M&M's, even 60 yr old kids;)

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  6. OMG I love M&M cookies! Brings me back to childhood.

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  7. I made lots of M&M cookies over the weekend...should have added some chocolate chips, too :) Yummy treat for your granddaughters (they are so sweet!!!).

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  8. Awe, so sweet. I love M&M's in my cookies, too. :)

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