I don’t bake as often as I should for my family. I also have a wonderful KitchenAid Stand Mixer that doesn’t get nearly enough use. Well, that’s changing. I’m going to make homemade cookies every week. On Mondays I’ll do a post featuring the Cookie of the Week. (I planned this before I decided to go on my 10 Pounds in 5 Weeks diet. I’ll just have to keep the tasting to a few nibbles.)
I have a few tried and true recipes that I stick to when I do bake. It would be nice to add some more to my repertoire. If you have a cookie recipe that you love and would like to share, post it in a comment or email it to me at a email@example.com. Make sure you leave a link to your blog or email address so I can contact you, because if I feature your recipe as the Cookie of the Week, I’ll send you a cookie cutter as a thank you.
The first Cookie of the Week is an M&M Cookie. It’s pretty basic. My son loves cookies and he loves M&Ms. I found this recipe online at Recipe Zaar.
M&M Cookie Recipe
1 cup margarine (this should have 65-70% vegetable oil in it to cook properly, check package)
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons real vanilla (please do not substitute)
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
14 ounces M&M’s (plain)
Cream margarine and sugars, then add eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and finally add 1/2 M&M’s. Drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet placing remaining M&M’s on top of each cookie. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or lightly browned. Can make frozen balls of dough to take out and bake as needed.