If you like candies especially M&M, you should try M&M cookies. Making cookies from candy is not easy task, but it is worth your effort. The recipe is simple, and the ingredients are available at nearby store. You should put utmost attention during baking time. Candies should be at the top to prevent melted and crushed when the cookies start to solidify. More about this recipe will be explained at the following sections.
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2-1 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2-3 eggs
- 2 tsps. vanilla extract
- 2-3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups M&M candy, similar products if not available
- Prepare large bowl. Put sugar, shortening, eggs, and vanilla. Mix them equally.
- Add flour, baking soda, candy, and salt. Mix again until they blend completely. Make sure to put aside few candies for additional toppings.
- Put the dough onto baking sheet and try to put candy at the top if possible.
- Bake for 10 minutes at 350 F or 175 C.
- Add the rest of candies. This is the optional step.
From the list of ingredients for M&M cookies above, you will use brown and white sugars. Both are the keys to make sure you will get balanced sweet. The brown sugar has strong flavor that needs to be balanced with white sugar. However, that’s not fixed rule because you may choose either white or brown separately without mixing both in the same mixture. As alternative, maple syrup or honey is good choice, although cookies will be a little bit different. Add more salt and vanilla if you need strong or balance flavor.
M&M cookies use specifically candy product from certain brand. Is there possible for another one? Basically, you can replace M&M with others as long as they have the same texture. Regarding the flavor, each candy has unique taste, and you can choose what you like the most, even mixing them.
Next thing to put into utmost concern is the way you mix the flour and the rest of ingredients. This recipe uses flour and eggs alongside salt, baking soda, and vanilla. During mixing, you put candy after the mixture is ready. As alternative, the dough is still slightly raw, and then mix them slowly. After that, create dough in form that’s easy to eat. Push any candy in that dough to appear at top. If necessary, you can put candy one by one at the top without mixing in the first place. One idea to blend flavor is crushed candy to pour into dough then the rest of candy is added at the top.
Baking time is ten minutes, even less if you have too soft mixture. Preparation time is approximately ten to twenty minutes depending on how many cookie you want to make. More cookies mean extra time for preparation and baking, including mixing dough. This recipe is suitable for daily snack, even quick breakfast. You also enjoy cookies while watching movie. M&M cookies recipe is good companion for coffee or tea.