Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Chewy M&M Sugar Cookies




So, I am the crazy lady who decides to bake cookies when it is 95 degrees outside. I had all the ingredients for them and while I am not much of a baker these M&M Sugar Cookies didn't seem to difficult to make and I thought it was something fun that my little guy could help me with. I know he's only 19 months but he enjoyed trying to stir the ingredients together and adding the M&M's to the cookies. It was so cute!

Chewy M&M Sugar Cookies
Source-The Girl Who Ate Everything

Ingredients:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar, plus 1/3 cup for rolling
2 oz cream cheese, cut into 8 pieces
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and still warm
1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 tablespoon milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-1 1/4 cups M&M's

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Combine 1 1/2 cups of sugar and cream cheese in a large bowl (no need to stir them together yet). Put the remaining 1/3 cup sugar in a pie plate and set aside. Pour the warm butter over the cream cheese mixture and whisk to combine - the mixture won't be completely smooth yet, that's fine. Whisk in the oil then the egg, milk and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.

Use a rubber spatula to start folding the dry ingredients into the wet. When the dry ingredients are partially incorporated, add 3/4 cup of the M&M's to the dough. Continue mixing until a soft dough comes together. (Don't wait to add the M&M's until the dry ingredients are completely incorporated - you'll end up overmixing.)

Portion the dough onto the prepared baking sheets with a cookie scoop, using about 2 tablespoons for each cookie. Working quickly (if you handle the dough too much you're more likely to wind up with flat cookies), roll the dough into a ball with your hands, then roll in the sugar set aside in the pie plate previously. Repeat until you've used all of the dough, placing 12 cookies on each baking sheet. Use the bottom of a glass to flatten the dough balls into discs that are about 2 inches in diameter. Gently press 3 more M&M's into the top of each cookie.

NOTE: Your M&Ms on top will crack from the heat while baking so I wait to put the M&Ms on top of the cookie until right after they come out of the oven. Just press how ever many your want on top right when they come out and they won't crack!

Bake the cookies, 1 tray at a time, for about 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are set. Remove from oven and press the M&Ms on top if you haven't already put them on top. The tops of the cookies will be puffy and slightly cracked. Transfer the baking sheet to a wire rack and let the cookies cool on the sheet for 5 minutes then transfer them to the rack to cool completely.
Makes about 24 cookies

14 comments:

  1. I think I need some of these cookies. Yes NEED, not just want... :-)
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)
    ~Susie~

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  2. Mmmmmmmmm, yummy!!! I totally bake cookies all summer long :) Thanks for sharing your recipes, great stuff! Found you on the hop and am your newest follower :)
    ~Angela
    www.theharmonbabyfarm.blogspot.com

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  3. Okay - you are not helping my diet at all. LOL!!! Following you from the Thursday blog hop!

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  4. I am at a camp... cooking for 75 people. Last night I was told that we had an abundance of M&Ms... and these look fantastic.. so.... :)

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  5. My cookies were much bigger than I thought they would be... and I got 27 out of a batch. Slightly involved since I am making them for so many people... But worth it! I will not make a large batch, just three or four more single batches. Everyone is loving them!

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  6. Hopefully you have air conditioning. Doesn't matter the weather, cookie time is any time and these look yummy.

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  7. I love any cookie recipes with cream cheese. I'll have to give this a try.

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  8. Those are lovely! A good partner to coffee or cocoa! :)

    I found you in blog hop and I followed you via GFC. I hope we can interact and know more abt each other through this. It would mean a lot if you drop by my blog as well. Kindly answer the Nuffnang poll in my side bar, it’ll just take a few seconds, promise!

    Jen
    whyyyjen.blogspot.com

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  9. oh my goodness, these would be a big hit with our grandchildren. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Linky Party. I hope you have a wonderful weekend xo P.S. I'm having a party at Katherines Corner today and you are invited!

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  10. Yum yum yum!!!! I could go for one of those right now! Thanks for linking up!

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  11. Oh how I love M&Ms...and cookies!
    Thank you for linking up to our Pinteresting Party.

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  12. pinned it - G+ it and you have a new friend ;) thanks for linking with kids in the kitchen! I'd love to see ya again next week & I'd be honored if you shared our button for Kids in the Kitchen ;)

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  13. I think we started potty training and if I made these really tiny, they would be such cute potty treats!! It doesn't hurt my kid needs to put on a bit of weight also and gets to have such treats loll. Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower!
    Hope you are having a great day!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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  14. This was not only loved by kids but also the adults. It has to be the best choc.chip cookie recipe I have ever had


    http://tasteusa.blogspot.com/

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