Sunday, July 18, 2010
Melts in Your Mouth... M&M Cookies
Recently, our friend Brooke, of previous blogging fame, came to my neighborhood with her husband and daughter for Shabbat. My roommate and I were put in charge of making a dairy dessert, with no limitations other than the fact that Brooke prefers cookies to cake, and that there were going to be five of us at lunch.
Well, let's just say that I followed the first part of the directions better than the second part. I ended up making cookies two ways-- the other recipe can be found here, as previously blogged about-- and consequently, we had 100 cookies for five people. Better too much than too little, right? And now there are snacks in the freezer...
Anyway, I had made these M&M cookies a number of years ago, and Brooke really liked them then, so I thought I would make them again. But when I went to the store to buy the mini baking M&Ms, they were nowhere to be found. I had once tried making the mini recipe with regular sized candy, but I hadn't liked them because they turned out kind of mealy, so it was back to the drawing board.
I decided to take a recipe that I knew that I liked-- the standard Nestle Tollhouse cookie recipe and tweak it a little to make it hospitable to the M&Ms. As usual, I halved the butter, which was especially important in this recipe because the color of the candy runs if the batter is too wet. Other than that, I left out the nuts and replaced the chocolate chips with a medium bag of M&Ms. The results: delicious!