Oct 26, 2007

I can't help it: M 'n' M cookies again.

I make these cookies once in awhile. They don't have a long list of healthy ingredients, so don't hold your breath. (At least there are pecans, and nuts are good source of protein, right?).

These cookies generally show up at our house during holidays, an impulse that coincides with various colored M 'n' Ms. When I go to the store and there are black and orange M 'n' Ms, I just cannot resist. Same goes for red and green around Christmas and all the pale blues and pinks and yellows around Easter.

I think I am a sucker for a touch of holiday, a wink at the season and a smile from my kids who are tickled to find these cookies in their lunch box, again...

M 'n' M Cookies
2 sticks butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
2 cups m n ms
3/4 cup roughly chopped pecans

Oven to 350. Cream butter and sugars. Add egg, vanilla and mix. Add flour, salt and soda and stir to blend. Mix in M 'n' Ms and pecans. Place in spoonfuls on tray and bake 10-13 minutes. Happy Holidays!


Arnost + Nicole said...

I make a similar recipe which use choc chips instead of the m 'n ms but also add rolled oats and use wholemeal flour so I feel just a little better when my kids are eating them.

janelle said...

Sounds great for brown bags! Thanks for the tip!

Darrin said...

Mmmmm, those look great. My daughter is going to love this recipe. I'll love eating these after she bakes them! LOL!

betty said...

Beautiful,yummy site-love the pictures and great info,thank you- Betty

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