Monday, January 28, 2013

a sweet ending to our weekend

It all started when I made our weekend pancakes. My husband was helping me by getting out ingredients and saw the mini m&ms and immediately wanted m&m cookies.
Twist my arm - fine - I'll make them.

I love cookies. Love them. I try to not make them often because if they are in the house, I'll eat them.
I am proud of myself, however, because I haven't made cookies since Christmas. Granted, at Christmas I made dozens upon dozens of cookies and consumed even more! But hey, a months a month, right?

We love these cookies because they are soft and chewy not hard and crunchy.

Trust me, you will not regret making these little guys.

Our Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies
adapted from appleaday
Makes about 25 cookies depending on size of cookie

3/4c margarine, softened
3/4c brown sugar (I've used both light and dark)
1/4c granulated sugar
1 flax egg or regular egg
2tsp vanilla extract
2c all-purpose flour
1tsp + 3/4 tsp cornstarch
1tsp baking soda
1/2tsp salt
1c chocolate chips (or m&m's)

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Make flax egg by mixing 1Tbsp ground flax with 3Tbsp water. Put in fridge.
  • In a stand mixer, cream together margarine and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Add "egg" and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Mixture should be very light and airy.
  • Combine flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Mix in dry ingredients.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Drop cookies onto greased baking sheet or on a baking mat.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until tops are brown (do NOT overbake)
I made a bit larger sized cookie and split the batter in half to make half chocolate chip and half m&m. I used this recipe at Christmas and made smaller cookies and could easily get 4-5 dozen out of a batch.
Nutritional Information (per cookie): 147 calories, 6g fat, 0.4g fiber, 0.3g protein, 20g carbs

They are delicious with a glass of milk and they go fast... enjoy!

I pretty much love any and every kind of cookie but always find myself coming back to a chocolate chip cookie. What's your favorite go-to cookie?

Linking up with Molly for YOLO Mondays


  1. Saw your link on YOLOMonday. I love cookies as well, especially the homemade ones!

    1. Homemade cookies are definitely the way to go. Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  2. I love chocolate chip cookies! They are definitely my go to cookie. I need to try these with M&Ms they look so good!

    1. M&Ms were very successful. The mini ones helped get some in each bite. Thanks!!


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