I’ve said it before, I’m totally in shock that it’s even December. However, now that it?is?finally the most wonderful time of the year, I’m so excited for all of the festivities! Christmas parties, gift exchanges, traveling to see family, all of it is just so much fun.
Speaking of festive, I’ve joined up with The Speckled Palate to bring you a week of festive holiday cooking recipes! I have no stats to back this up, but I would guess this is absolutely the biggest baking season of the year. I know I’ve already spent a lot of time in the kitchen baking goodies for coworkers, friends and family. So this weekend was no different as I made a few dozen cookies to celebrate Christmas Cookie Week 2014?and a fun cookie swap with some of the fabulous contributors of My Cooking Spot!
I have a confession, y’all. I’m not a huge cookie person. I’ll wait while you recover from fainting… It’s not that I don’t like cookies, it’s just that I like cake, brownies and ice cream more. So I never think to choose cookies as a dessert. However, I think I married a distant cousin of the Cookie Monster, because Steven loves them. So I’ve had to get over my obsession with cake every once in a while to make cookies for the hubby.
When I first made these cookies, I fell in love a little. Not being a cookie person, it’s always exciting (and dangerous) when I find a cookie that I?really enjoy eating. These festive M&M cookies are one of those dangerously yummy cookies. And, they’re super easy to make, too! These are perfect for any holiday because you can find colored M&M’s to match whatever holiday is approaching and make them with those!
- 1 ½ cup flour
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ⅓ cup colored M&M's
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- ¼ cup oil
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Cream butter, oil, egg, vanilla and brown sugar.
- Mix dry ingredients in separate bowl, except for M&M's
- Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients until combined
- Gently fold in M&M's
- Spoon about a tablespoon onto greased cookie sheet
- Bake for around 8 minutes or until top starts to brown
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g
So tell me, what’s your favorite Christmas cookie?
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