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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