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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8 Responses to “Blondies”

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    Jigginjessica — June 4, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    I really love how easy it is to put some variety into blondies! Yum, yours look great!

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    Ingrid — June 4, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Yum, love these! It was the first thing off of a food blog that I’ve made. It’s also the recipe that started me on the path of being the #1 fan of all things blondie!
    ~ingrid

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    Jen — June 4, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Yea I can’t believe I’ve never made them before!

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    Colleen — June 4, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Blondies are one of my favorite things to eat and make!

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    Ellie — June 4, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    I freaking LOVE blondies – and I really like the combo of mix-ins you used!

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    Stephanie Wagner — June 5, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Thanks for the great idea! I’m making some blondies with Andes Mint baking chips for the lake tomorrow.

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    Mermaid Sweets — June 6, 2009 at 6:09 am

    Great looking blondies. I love how versatile they are.

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    Tyler — August 27, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Just made these today! Delicious!

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