I told you guys this Peanut M&M’s Cookie recipe would be making an appearance immediately after the Xbox party and I am a woman who delivers! (Not really but let’s not talk about that.) Oh, and, yeah… Good Cook sent me supplies to bake these delights.
I had this brilliant idea (Or not so brilliant- more on that in a minute.) to mix teeny tiny M&M’s into sugar cookie dough and see what happens. What the hell else does one do during an all nighter?
Note- I have to be getting old because all nighters are for the birds. I’m over it.
The main focus of this experiment was to see if I could ‘dye’ the cookies the color of Xbox buttons.
Ready. Set. Let’s get started!
Let’s get to the Peanut M&M’s cookie recipe, shall we?
I started with 1 cup of each color (red, yellow, blue, and green) and chopped them in the food processor. Except, it was in the middle of the night so I, being a good wifey, went into the fa-fa-fareezing garage to chop all of the Peanut M&M’s to keep from waking up Michael. Super fun, guys.
In the end I only needed 1/3 cup of the chopped product, so I recommend trying something smaller than 1 cup and work your way up as needed.
It had to have been about 1 in the morning when I started preparing these Peanut M&M’s cookies, and by preparing, I mean realizing I didn’t buy butter. Well, what the hell do I do now? .
Shortening! I have shortening in the house because my absolute love child of a cookie is a snickerdoodle. I gain 5 pounds each time I hear the word snickerdoodle because I eat THE ENTIRE batch of cookies. Oy!
Thankfully I found this shortening sugar cookie recipe online and will have to share the sugar cookie recipe I was planning on using at another time.
It is what it is.
Don’t forget that I divided the dough into 4 (about 2/3 cup each) balls, mixed in 1/3 cup of M&M’s, and let it chill in the refrigerator as I frosted my lime green cupcakes.
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I baked my cookies for 7 minutes at 375 and let them cool before removing them from the cookie sheet. This recipe came out a lot softer than what I’m used to working with and allowing them to cool was my way of playing it safe. You guys know Pinterest doesn’t like ugly, broken cookies no matter how delicious they are!
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