Cookie Friday: Giant M&M Valentine’s Cookies

Giant M&M Cookies (via How Sweet Eats)

makes 18 large or 36 small cookies

2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) of salted butter, melted and cooled

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg + 1 egg yolk, at room temperature

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup mini m&m’s (or something else that you love)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Mix the flour and baking soda in a bowl and set aside. In another bowl, mix the butter and sugars until they are combined (and look like the first picture above). Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and stir until mixed. Gradually add flour and mix until a dough forms – it will look crumbly at first, but it will come together. I even used my hands to help at one point. Fold in the m&m’s.

Divide the dough how you choose (1/4 cup portions for 18 large cookies or 2 tablespoon portions for 36 smaller cookies). Shape each portion into a ball with your hands then pull each ball into two equal pieces. Turn each half so that the rough side of the half (what used to be the inside of the ball) faces upwards and then squish both halves together. Place the dough rough-side up on a baking sheets. If you’re doing large cookies, I’d leave about 2 inches in between each.

Bake for 12-15 minutes (large cookies) or 8-12 minutes (small cookies) or until the edges are slightly brown. The centers should be
soft and puffy. Do not over bake. Let cool completely then dig in!

Read those directions carefully!! There is special baking tip that totally works to make huge cookies!! And aren’t huge cookies the best kind? I was so nervous, but they turned out great! As big as a small child’s face and very soft & chewy! Hooray!! A great alternative to the regular Valentine’s cutout cookies that I was sooo not in the mood to make! What with the chilling and the rolling pin. Wasn’t going to happen today!! :)

Baking in a snowstorm calls for a scarf underneath your apron while you bake! :)

Rush hour traffic in the Denver Tech Center this morning…

There were less than 10 people on my 12th floor office today. Seriously. Dead. We’re back home already and Kevin is “working from home.” We laughed because if we were back in Winona, basically everyone would still be in the office till 5PM. Even on a crazy snowy Friday!!

I’m planning an extra long snow day workout!! Because that’s the kind of thing I do. :)

Happy Friday!! Still no phone call about the job, by the way. They promised me a phone call by the end of the week, but I’m afraid the snow is going to have a negative impact there since the school is undoubtedly on a snow day. We shall see. :)


9 thoughts on “Cookie Friday: Giant M&M Valentine’s Cookies

  1. Those cookies look delicious. So good I could reach through the screen and eat one. Regardless of the fact that it’d tear my stomach apart. But anyway, the snow storm was nuts. And I was crazy enough to go out and run in it for an hour (then got pneumonia) – but I certainly enjoyed baking while the snow was pouring :) And a little part of me hopes we get one last big dump before the warmer temperatures roll in.

  2. Yum!! Those cookies look fabulous!

    Don’t give up on the job… there’s a good chance they’ll still call. And if not, I’m sure something better is just around the corner. :)

  3. Cookie Friday is a great idea! Good luck on the job. I am in education too. I once got a job offer 4 weeks after my interview and then was not able to start for another 2. Crazy government policies. Our school board is so slow with getting things done!

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