Halloween is right around the corner. Every year Keith has to have pre-Halloween candy. I always say ‘No’ but he never listens. He has already eaten two bags of Kit Kats and Twix. Well…with a tiny bit of help from me. Hey, who doesn’t have a hard time resisting sugar? So what do you think happened on my next trip to the Piggles (actually Piggly Wiggly). I bought a bag of Halloween colored M&M’s and made cookies. I’m a total enabler plus I needed my fix. Don’t they just look enticing?
While the butter and egg was getting to room temperature I looked around for recipes but I decided to just wing it. While mixing the white sugar and butter I realized that I was out of brown sugar. I was too lazy to go back to the store so I googled and used the first tip that popped up. Substitute brown sugar with molasses mixed with granulated sugar. Here you go.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- 1.5 sticks butter
- 3/4 c. white sugar
- 1/2 c. white sugar plus 3/4 T. molasses
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1 t. baking soda
- 1 1/4 c. flour
- 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 c. M&M’s
Cream the butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Mix then add the rest of the ingredients. Set aside some M&M’s to press on top of the cookies. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
Verdict: The cookies turned out well. They came out thin but still soft and chewy at the same time. The only thing I would change is adding an entire teaspoon of salt instead of the half. They were a little too sweet but just right with a little glass of cold milk.
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