Tuesday, February 21, 2012

m&m cookies

These are delicious. I brought a cookie to each of my tutors that help out in my class. One of them ate it and goes, "wow, the aftertaste is so awesome". I responded, "Butter!".

These are chewy and nutty. I didn't realize they would be quite this giant. Make sure to space them out quite a bit on your cookie sheets.

Recipe from Joyofbaking.com

2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup m&ms

Preheat oven to 350F. Place one oven rack in the top third of the oven, and one oven rack in the bottom third of the oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

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

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 and mix until just incorporated.

Form large balls with the batter and flatten them on the baking sheets (they will spread a lot). The recipe then says to gently press the candies into the cookies - but my m&ms color shell melted off into the cookie. I would recommend waiting until the cookies have baked for 5-7 minutes, take them out, and then press in the candies.

The cookies bake for about 15 minutes. Rotate the pans halfway through. Makes 15 large (!!) cookies.

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