Wednesday, February 25, 2009

M & M Cookies and an Award

Remember the Valentine's dance at the high school I had to chaperone? The dance was actually a fund raiser for the high school girl's soccer team to help pay off their debt when they were travelling for the state play-offs. Not only were parent chaperone's needed, baked goods were needed. My oldest daughter loves anything with M & M's so I decided to try my hand at making M & M cookies. I got this recipe from their website.
1 cup butter or shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 3/4 cups M&M's
Heat oven to 375. Beat brown sugar and granulated sugar, butter (or shortening) until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Mix well. Stir in 1 3/4 cups M&M's. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Press several additional M&M's into each cookie. Bake for 9-12 minutes or until golden brown.
I was totally surprised while surfing to find My Finds Online had me listed as one of their top 25. Thank you so much Amanda, I am honored to be listed with so many blogs that inspire me.



35 comments:

April said...

Congrats on the award!!! I am not surprised at all that you are in the top 25, you have a great blog and great recipe!

These cookies look like comfort food to me, give me a big glass of cold milk and I am in heaven!

JodieMo said...

Congrats on the award! You certainly have a fabulous blog!
These cookies look quite delicious.

onlinepastrychef said...

Yay, you on being in the Top 25! Very cool:)

So, now you have a great base cookie recipe that you can add almost anything to--chopped nuts, chopped chocolate, Reese's pieces, dried fruit. It's like Transformer Dough; excellent!

tamilyn said...

Oh, I love the M & M's and the cookies all rolled into one handy snack.

Amanda said...

Katherine, thank you for linking back to me. Your site deserves the recognition. Love all your recipes, keep up the good work!

5 Star Foodie said...

Congrats on the award! Love those m&m cookies - yum!

Elra said...

Congratulation on your award! I am not surprise, because you have great recipes.
What a delicious cookies.
Cheers,
Elra

Cheryl said...

Congrats on the award, you deserve it, everything you make looks delish! I am inspired now I have some M&M's!

gigi said...

You are always at the top of my list :) Congrats! You deserve it.

I love M&M's too. I bought a 3 1/2 lb. bag of red and green ones after Christmas for less than $4.00. I was excited about that but still haven't used them for anything. No time like the present. Shelby's home from school today with the flu. This is the 4th day and other than the fever she isn't feeling to bad right now. She loves baking cookies.

Burp and Slurp~! said...

congratulations! you certainly deserve it! all of your recipes are amazing.

Greg C said...

Wow you really do deserve that award because you post recipes like this one. I need to bake.

Dawn said...

How very cool to be Top 25! You're on a winning streak lately. Maybe you should play a lotto ticket? Seriously.
Now I want some cookies.

Gladys said...

I concur you have a fabulous blog.

Oh and the M&M cookies...Try making them with devils food cake mix. YUMMY

Jennifer said...

A classic cookie that will always bring smiles. I have got to get in on these blog awards.

Pam said...

You just can't beat M&M cookies - they look delicious. Congrats on your awards.

Marjie said...

Well, I'd put you in the top 25!

I only eat the green M&Ms, unless they're peanut or almond, in which case I might snag other colors. Your cookies are really pretty.

Cathy said...

These cookies look perfect -- no matter how old I get, I still get weak for M&M cookies. And congrats on your award! It is so incredibly well deserved!

Reeni♥ said...

I love M&M cookies, yummy!!! Congrats on being in the top 25, you deserve it!!

Cairo Typ0 said...

Congrats on your award! :) Those cookies look so good!! Why isn't this the Enterprise so i can hit a button and have those magically appear in my flat? *sigh*

Debbie said...

Congrats on the award Katherine. You have a great site and deserve this! I love your m&m cookies....they look great!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh Katherine, you deserve it! Congrats!!! Your food always inspires me!

TheWritersPorch said...

I have no problem seeing why you got that award, You sure know your way around a kitchen stove!!
xoxo
Carol

Donna-FFW said...

You SO deserve the award,, what an honor! Your cookies look downright delicous. M&Ms are big in this household!

merrianne said...

those looks Scrumptious!!!!!!

thanks for posting the recipe ;)


{ btw.... i was just Blog Surfin' and came across your blog... it's cute! }

AndreaLeigh said...

yum! i think I have everything I need to make these in the cupboard.

thecleanveggie said...

your cookies look AMAZINGG :D

Not Another Omnivore said...

The M&Ms website is so much fun. I love it!

And I'm glad you're learning :)

NAOmni

Selba said...

Congrats on the top 25 award :)

I'm going to try this recipe, thanks for sharing

Laurie said...

Congrats on the award! You are in the top list of my favorite blogs, so it sure doesn't surprise me.

Your cookies looks yummy and kid-licious. But I'll have a slice of the key lime pie. I'm a fruit girl when it comes to dessert and citrus is my favorite.

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

Congratulations!

I think these are my husband's all time favorite cookies.

Hudson said...

Congratulations and ohhhh how we love to bake over at our house. I'm definately writing this one down. Hudson and Mary Jo

pigpigscorner said...

ooo this looks so good! ove the colours of M&M!

Calm In The Kitchen said...

Congratulations on the award, it is definitely much deserved!

M&M's are a total favorite around here. It is the only way I keep my sanity intact on a trip to Target with my sous chefs!

Sarah@VintageChic said...

Oh, yum! Will have to make these for hubby with some of our clearance V-Day M&Ms (which were green, btw... why green for V-day?).

bakingblonde said...

I love M&M cookies!