m&m cookies to celebrate the end of preschool
Chocolate M&M Cookies
My little one had her last day of preschool today. She and her friends are off to kindergarten in September and that’s a fine reason to celebrate with some chocolate m&m cookies. And by coincidence, it was also her birthday celebration at preschool, so we had a double reason for whooping it up.
I can’t believe I just wrote “whooping it up.” I guess there are only so many ways to say “celebrate.” Maybe I’ll try to start working that into conversation more. I have a friend who actually says “yowza.” Talk about working something into a conversation.
Back to the cookies. They are a huge hit with the kids because they are chock full of m&ms. Personally, I am not a fan of the little morsels that melt in your mouth, not in your hand. I may be alone here, but these cookies are definitely not a favorite for me. My two taste testers and Claudia’s friends can’t get enough of them though. So depending on your audience here, you might have a hit on your hands.
Recipe: Chocolate M&M Cookies
2 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. unsalted butter
2/3 c. granulated sugar
2/3 c. packed light brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 c. m&m candies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Whisk to combine and set aside.
Beat butter, sugars, and vanilla in large mixing bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture in two or three additions. Mixture will be quite thick. Stir in m&m pieces with a wooden spoon. Drop by large rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 9 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for 1 minute, then transfer to wire cooking rack.