A Cookie A Day

A cookie a day keeps the doctor away. Wait, maybe it’s an apple a day… For the sake of this post, let’s stick with a cookie. I absolutely love baking as much as I love the finished, sugary result. It’s a great stress-relieving activity where I can enjoy the result and share with my family and friends.

My friends love when I bring sweets, especially my famous M&M cookies, along to share. In fact, I get asked about these cookies a lot. There’s something about them that my friends and family love, and I know yours will too! They’re as tasty as they are easy to make. After you make these, you’ll never fret about what to make for a party, meeting, or birthday ever again!

Mug (here)

RECIPE:

1 cup (2 sticks) of butter (I use salted) at room temperature

3/4 cup white sugar

3/4 cup light brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs at room temperature

3 cups of all-purpose flour (add an extra 1/4 cup if making at altitude)

1/2 cup M&Ms

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter with white and light brown sugars. Cream together until smooth, uniform consistency.
  3. Add baking soda and vanilla.
  4. Add eggs individually.
  5. Add flour one cup at a time, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl before adding the next cup. This ensures a better, more even consistency to the dough.
  6. After flour is incorporated, mix in M&Ms by hand with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  7. Use a 1 inch ice cream scoop to measure cookies onto lined baking sheet. I also use spoons to form cookies if I don’t have an ice cream scoop.**
  8. Bake for 11-13 minutes, until golden brown.
  9. ENJOY!

**After many batches of cookies, I’ve found that chilling the dough (for approximately 30 minutes) before baking gives the cookies a more defined, circular shape. It’s not necessary to chill to have a delicious, sweet treat!

I hope you enjoy! I love these cookies and they are a staple at my apartment and with my friends. But, BEWARE, making these will cause your friends to beg you to make them again and again!

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