M&M Cookies

I’m entering into my Power of Pink Challenge. There are quite a few breast cancer awareness events this month. I saw this M&M cookie recipe and I knew I had to try it. Growing up, my mom made M&M cookies using yellow cake mix. They’re quite tasty but I really don’t like using cake mix (I know, I’ve become a food snob). So I’ve been in search of a great M&M cookie recipe for about a year now. I made monster cookies and they were great, but weren’t exactly what I was looking for… This recipe really hit the spot. The large amount of brown sugar keeps these cookies sweet and moist. I love the texture and the bits of pecan in cookie.

I took these to our second week of beer pong league. I did have one person ask if the M&M were leftover from Valentine’s Day. I explained that they were for Breast Cancer Awareness. Seriously, do you think a bag of M&Ms could last in my cabinets for 8 months?!? (I happen to love M&Ms in everything – on ice cream, with pretzels, and by themself, frozen of course). Enough babbling from me, on to the recipe…

M&M Cookies – from Delish – originally from the Cookie Bible
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar – I used Splenda Brown Sugar blend
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 1/3 cups M&M’s, divided
1 cup chopped pecans
Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until well blended. Add eggs; beat well.

Gradually add flour mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in 3/4 cup M&Ms and all the nuts.

Drop by rounded teaspoons onto cookie sheet. Press 5-6 of remaining M&Ms on each cookie before baking. Bake 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

Yields about 3-3 1/2 dozen cookies. I made a double batch which yielded a about 6.5 dozen cookies. I used my cookie scoop to portion the batter.


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4 Responses to “Blueberry Lemon Basil Cupcakes”

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    Joelen — July 30, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Wow! What a unique flavor for cupcakes! The filling looks awesome cut open and I can only imagine how great they taste!

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    Karen — July 31, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    oh wow, these sound awesome. and they look beautiful. 🙂

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    Isa — September 26, 2008 at 1:42 am

    They look great! I love the blueberry filling =) It’s such a colorful (and oh yeah, tasty) surprise when you bite into that cupcake…

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    Kris — August 10, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    These cupcakes are amazing. I have made them 3 times this summer!!! So thanks so much for the recipe!!!! I just referenced you and this recipe on my (newish) blog for lemon week. here is the link
    http://everywhereorange.blogspot.com/2010/08/lemon-blueberry-basil-cupcakes.html

    let me know if this is a problem. 🙂 kris

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