Finally! Something we can all agree on in this polarizing, Covid-crazy world. Cookies!
Today is National Cookie Day and I couldn’t be happier. My family will attest to my passion of cookies. They have always been my dessert of choice. I am embarrassed to admit that I have been known to beg my husband (often late at night) to make a cookie run for me. There...I said it and I admit it. Now, allow me to tell you about the best cookies ever!
A few years ago my daughter found the perfect M&M cookie recipe at www.picky-palate.com. I realize that M&M cookies are normally not that exciting or unusual, but these are so good and so moist that I much prefer them to any chocolate chip cookie. By the way, they also have chocolate chips, so they’re really a combination cookie. If you want to make them for Christmas, just use the holiday M&Ms.
…or how about using the green, dark chocolate, mint M&Ms? The possibilities are endless. Anyway, without further ado, here is the recipe.
1 stick unsalted butter softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 tablespoons Instant vanilla pudding mix
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1 or 1-1/2 cups M&Ms (mini preferred)
Can you guess what the secret ingredient is that makes them so moist and perfectly shaped? It's all in the pudding.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with a silicone liner or parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl cream your butter and sugars until well combined. Add your egg and vanilla mixing to combine. Add your flour, pudding mix, baking soda and salt, stirring to combine. Add chips and M&Ms stirring to combine.
With a medium cookie scoop, place dough 1 inch apart from each other. Bake for 10-12 minutes until cooked through. Let cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Enjoy!
All credit to www.picky-palate.com. Check out the website! She has a category titled “Disney Hungry.” What could be better than that?
For more Christmas ideas, check out my last blog on a wonderful new Christmas book, or Mimi Jackie’s sweet family Nativity tradition. Need gift ideas? Check out Gigi Lori’s suggested holiday toys or Gigi Susie’s handmade personalized stockings. Enjoy National Cookie Day! I know that I will.