Easter M&M Cookies………

Easter is just a couple of weeks away! This year is just speeding by. I feel like I was just making Valentine treats and now it’s time to start on the Easter treats. I was actually going to make some M&M cookies, but then thought OH! I’ll use Easter M&M’s. I’ve tried a few different M&M cookie recipes. This is my go to recipe. Soft, chewy, buttery……..perfect with a big glass of cold milk. The melted butter in this recipe gives them a chewy, caramel like taste.

I chopped up my M&M’s into pieces. You don’t have to do that, but I like the little bits of chocolatey crunch in every bite. I added some  whole M&M’s too, for pertyness. 🙂

Stay tuned for some more Easter treats coming your way soon. Wouldn’t it be nice to make your own Easter treats to give some bunny? You would make them very hoppy. Sorry, I couldn’t resist. I’ll stop now and be quiet….you won’t hear a peep outta me. Annoying huh? My thoughts Eggxactly. Ok, ok, I’ll stop! I’ll go bake some more cookies…..you too. Go bake.

Easter M & M Cookies

1  1/2 sticks of butter (12 tablespoons) of butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup regular sugar
1 egg plus the yolk of 1 egg
2 cups plus 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup chopped M&M’s (you can leave them whole if you want)

Heat oven to 325.
In a mixer, mix the butter and sugars until creamy and well mixed. Add egg and egg yolk. Mix until thoroughly combined. Gradually add the flour and baking soda, mixing until it all comes together. With a spoon, mix in the M&M’s.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop dough out into balls. I use a cookie scooper (about 2 Tblsp). Place dough balls about 2″ apart on baking sheet. Poke a few whole candies partially into the cookies. Bake for 11-14 minutes, until cookies look a bit fluffy. Once they settle, they will look a bit crinkly and yummy. Let them cool completely on baking sheet.

They will not taste as good when they are still warm as they will once cooled and set. Trust me.

Makes about 16  3″ cookies.

Note: I have found that chilling the dough over night, really makes a difference in the cookie. They are delicious as is, but chilling the dough makes it so much better! Trust me. (yeah, yeah, I know….who wants to wait, right?)

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