We are in a stage of toddler-hood where everything and anything must be tied to a seasonal theme. We need decorations on all of our windows that feature the nearest holiday, our Sunday morning pancakes must be in the shape of a holiday icon (bunnies! shamrocks! hearts!), and even our after dinner treats require some seasonal touches. Jane requested St. Patrick’s Day cookies and we made this green M&M cookie recipe together on a recent snowy day.I adapted this recipe from a Valentine’s Day cookie I shared a few years ago, and cut it into a smaller batch — it makes about 10 cookies — to accommodate our current quarantine lifestyle. We mixed in green M&Ms for the seasonal nod, and having Jane sort the colors out of a larger bag of mixed M&Ms was a perfect activity to keep her busy while I prepped the rest of the ingredients. These cookies are sweet, chewy, and seem to only get better after each day (but I warn you, they may not last that long!). Get the full recipe below:
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 Tsp. of vanilla extract
- ¾ cups light brown sugar
- ¼ cup White sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1¼ Cups of Flour
- 2¼ Tsp. Baking Powder
- ½ Tsp. of Sea Salt
- ½ Cup of M&Ms
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together softened butter, vanilla, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth and fluffy, add in the egg and continue to beat until just combined.
- Add in sifted flour, baking powder, and sea salt to the wet ingredients, and mix together until combined, then fold in the M&M candies.
- Scoop out heaping tablespoon sized balls of the dough and roll into balls before dropping on the cookie sheet. Space the dough 1" apart on the cookie sheet; you should have about 10 cookies.
- If desired, add extra M&Ms on top of the cookies, pressing them lightly into the dough.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 12-13 minutes, checking to see that the edges are firm but the center is still a bit soft.
- Remove from oven and let them rest for ten minutes on the baking sheet to firm up before transferring to a wire cooling rack. Store in airtight container.
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