Saturday, October 6, 2012

M & M Cookies

Not Weight Watcher friendly, but a ton of fun to make with your kid.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
2/3 cup granulated white sugar
2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup M&Ms or Smarties candies

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.

In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl.  Add the egg and egg yolk, beating until well combined. Beat in the vanilla extract.

Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and beat just until incorporated.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. If the batter is very soft, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.

Using a 1/4 cup, an ice cream scoop, or two spoons, form batter into large balls.  Place six balls of dough on each baking sheet.  Gently flatten each ball of dough into a 2 1/2 inch round.  Complete cover the tops of the cookies with the M&Ms or Smarties.  Gently press the candies into the dough.  Bake the cookies for about 14-17 minutes, rotating the baking sheet halfway through the baking time.  The cookies are done when they are light golden brown in color and just set around the edges. 

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