I have never baked M&M's Cookies before but always wanted to. I have seen the ones with the M&M's buried inside the dough but I like this recipe better because the cookies have a gorgeous presentation. Since they are on top of the cookie dough you can use multiple colors and get as creative as you would like. One thing I recommend you always do before you bake is get all the ingredients ready ahead of time. Eggs and unsalted butter need to come to room temperature so do this a few hours before baking. Have measuring cups/spoons, bowls, baking sheets and cooling racks ready to go. Put on an apron to protect your clothes and I suggest you listen to music-always heightens the baking mood for me. I preheat the oven when I am about to place the M&M's on top of each ball of dough.
|M&M's Cookies ready to go in the oven!|
I used the recipe from Joy of Baking and followed directions as listed. It was so easy and fun. One thing the recipe does not suggest but I do is to chill the cookie dough for at least 30 minutes or you will have a mess on your hands. Doing this will make forming the dough into balls a snap. Place the cookies far enough apart or they will stick to each other when they bake. You need to gently press the M&M's into each dough ball leaving enough room between each. I used about 7-8 M&M's per cookie and had fun with this part. This recipe makes 12 large cookies and you can make them smaller to yield 2 dozen.
|M&M's Cookies on the cooling rack. Smelling yummy :)|
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