Monday, January 31, 2011

M&M Cookies

When I was little, it was always a treat to go to the mall with my mom.  If I was good, I got to pick out a cookie from the Mrs. Fields cookie shop.  Of course, I always chose the M&M one.  I was a kid and M&M's always win when you are a kid.  Now I choose the chocolate chip.  But that's beside the point.    Anyways, I loved the buttery chewiness of the M&M cookie and savored every bite.  A few months ago, I found myself dreaming about these cookies and set out to find the recipe.  But to my dismay, this recipe is impossible to find.  Mrs. Fields has done an excellent job of keeping it under wraps.  So, I made up my own version.  It's not exactly the same, but close enough.  Enough to make me nostalgic as I reminisce about the early days of shopping with my mother and eating M&M cookies.

M&M Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups flour

Cream butter and sugar.  Adds eggs and vanilla.  Add rest of ingredients and mix until combined.  Roll dough into golf ball size balls.  Press down with hand to flatten slightly.  Push 5 or 6 M&Ms into dough.  Bake at 350 for 8 minutes.  Do not over bake or they will be very crunchy.


Lana and Terry said...

Those days at the mall were definitely the best! I think you girls got more than a cookie if you were good---How about a trip to Gap? Your cookies look delicious! I will have to try them, now that I am an official cookie maker:)

Anonymous said...

These are hands down my favorite cookie to get at the mall. I can't wait to make them!

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