Fancy seeing you here on a Friday. 😉 But I’ve got 17 days of cookies to deal with, so here we are. 🙂
Since I’ve already got your attention, and it’s Friday (which means I can’t focus), wanna read some funny things? Every once in awhile I read through my blog’s search terms for a good laugh, and this week we’ve got some good ones…
- healthy whoopie pie <– no such thing
- what can I make with cool whip and m&ms <– just grab a spoon
- number one cookies <– gee, thanks 😉
- 1st of december yayyy dont you feel christmas comming <– buddy the elf, is that you?
- can you turn betty crocker into a cookie bar? <– sort of like how violet turns into a blueberry in willy wonka?
Another fun recipe-related game – go to Cooks.com, scroll down and look for “Recent Searches” on the left-hand side. They’re updated every few minutes, there’s always at least five odd searches, and there’s sure to be one or two that make you laugh. I still can’t believe someone searched for “bologna sandwich.” Really?!
See, this is why I don’t normally blog on Friday’s — my mind is nowhere to be found. Lucky for you, I typed up this chocolate mint m&m cookie recipe before my brain ran away. 🙂
In keeping with my 17 days of cookies, this recipe uses a basic sugar cookie dough as its base, replacing vanilla extract with peppermint extract, and reducing the amount of flour to add unsweetened cocoa. Rolled in sugar and adorned with festive mint M&M’s, this cookie screams Christmas. 🙂
[print_this]Chocolate Mint M&M Cookies
Soft chocolate peppermint cookies with mint-flavored holiday M&M’s. For a deeper chocolate flavor, use dark cocoa.
Makes 3 dozen
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes per cookie sheet (~3 cookie sheets)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 tablespoons peppermint extract
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
- Mint M&Ms
Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Set the sugar into a shallow dish; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on high speed until fluffy. Add the eggs and peppermint and beat until mixed. In the same bowl, add the baking powder and salt and beat until mixed. Gradually add the flour and cocoa, beating on medium speed until mixed well.
Roll the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, then roll each ball in the sugar mixture to coat completely. Place the cookies two inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets and press lightly to flatten. Press 3 M&M’s into each cookie.
Bake 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets and setting onto wire racks to cool completely.[/print_this]