Monday, May 14, 2012

M&M Cookies

Yummy note: The two most exciting things about our Secret Recipe Club is the day we get our assigned new blogger and of course, the day our blog and recipe is revealed by our mystery blogger. The next best day is the day you make your new sought out recipe and get to enjoy the benefits! :) What a treat it always is to try out a new recipe that a blogger friend enjoys as well. This month another great site, Secrets from the Cookie Princess, came my way. I told my daughter about that blog name and of course she L-o-v-e-d it because nowdays she is all about princesses and helping mommy make cookies in the kitchen! Colleen is the creative mind behind this site, Secrets from the Cookie Princess; I might actually compare my blog style a bit like hers, as she does such a great job doing step-by-step photos in her blog posts which is super helpful! Colleen has so many different recipes to pick from, but I knew I had to select something from this category though...cookies! With the likes of all these great cookie choices, like cake batter sandwich cookies, peanut butter chocolate chip cookie bars, hotel cookies, and M&M cookies, it was going to be a tough decision, so I brought in my expert.  I had my daughter, Alicia help me pick out this month's choice, because I was having such a hard time deciding! So what did she pick.... She wanted to make the M&M cookies! 

M&M Cookies 

2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 sticks butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
10 ounces M&M candies

The ingredients, plus my trusty ipad which is always a key ingredient!
Let's mix up some cookies!

Mix the first three dry ingredients listed in a small bowl and set aside. In another bowl, beat softened butter for a few minutes, until light and fluffy like, and then mix in the white and brown sugar until creamy and combined well. Add in eggs, one at a time, and pour in the vanilla. Then stir in the dry ingredients until all of the flour is incorporated well. Weigh out about 10 ounces of the M&M candies and stir into the cookie batter until chocolate candy is evenly distributed throughout. 

"Mom- we need 10 ounces of chocolate m&Ms... see this is what 10 looks like- 10 fingers!" 

Spoon out cookie dough onto your baking sheets, and bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 8 minutes or so until cookies are a getting golden in color. 

I think we ended up with about 4-5 dozen cookies, using a decent sized cookie scooper and probably a bit too much taste tasting going on :)

To see what the Secret Recipe Club is all about, check out our homepage and remember to stop by and see what all of the other bloggers made this month!


  1. Fantastic cookies Heather and u'r little helper picked a great one!

  2. Glad you liked the recipe and enjoyed the step by step instruction! I think I need a princess-in-training to help in the kitchen too. :)

  3. I'm an M & M fan anyway I can get them. This recipe looks awesome. Visiting from Gluten Free A-Z Blog

  4. My kids love M & M, I have never made cookies with these, I should try it out, looks so delicious, your kid seems to have enjoyed it very much,lovely step wise clicks...

  5. your daughter is so cute :) I love the pastel m&m's :) yum yum yum!
    Visiting you from SRC! :) <3

  6. How fun to have a helper! These cookies are one of my favorites.

  7. What an adorable helper you have! I love cookies...great choice

  8. Great for kids!

    be sure to check out May is avocado and asparagus month! We'd love if you'd link up any recipes you may have!

  9. Hi Heather,
    Your little helper is adorable and your cookies look wonderful.
    Cooking with you in the SRC-B
    Miz Helen

  10. What a great little helper! Love how pretty the pastel m&ms look