Wednesday, July 01, 2009

You know what they say about the green ones...

I'm sending Hotrod off to work today with about 6 dozen M&M cookies for his company picnic (employees only or I'd be going too). M&M cookies are one of my secret weaknesses. I love cookies anyway, but I love the extra crunch of that candy shell. Mmmm...

Anyway, I'd never used this recipe before but these came out AWESOME so I thought I'd share. Make these with red, white and blue M&M's and you've got a perfect July 4th treat.

Red's Ultimate Cookies


1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 12-ounce package M&M’S® MINIS® Milk Chocolate Candies
3/4 cup chopped nuts (optional - I did NOT use nuts, but I may have thrown in an extra handful of chocolate chips)


Preheat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. In medium bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt; blend into butter/sugar mixture. Stir in M&M’S® MINIS® Milk Chocolate Candies and nuts, if desired. Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and centers are still soft. Do not overbake. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; cool completely on wire racks. Store in tightly covered container.

MAKES ABOUT 50 COOKIES. I actually doubled the recipe and it came out great.


  1. Thanks, Kristen. These sound great.

  2. Thanks for the recipe. He's a lucky guy.

  3. Yummy!!! Hope you kept some home to eat:)

  4. temptress.

    ( I made some No Pudge brownies last night. If I work really hard, I may fit into my skinny white jeans for DC.)

  5. Oh those sound and look delicious. But I am trying so hard right now not to fall to temptation. I'll just look at the picture and pretend...


  6. Those look so good! I actually might make them for this weekend w/ the r,w,b m&m's :)

  7. Anonymous5:29 PM

    Oh man, am I having cookie cravings.

  8. I love M&M cookies, too. Thank you for the recipe.

  9. Yum! Thanks for the recipe. You're such a sweet wife! :-)

  10. Extra chocolate chips in your M&M cookies? No wonder they came out great!