M&M Easter Cookies

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With all my endless baking you would think my son would be ecstatic. He likes sweets, just not my sweets. It doesn’t seem to matter what I make he is not interested. In the last couple of days I have done a lot of baking, none of which he has tried.  So I went to the tried and true, his favorite, chocolate chip cookie. But I still needed to do an Easter spin. I had picked up the new white chocolate M&M’s (in Easter colors) earlier in the week and I knew this addition would be a hit with my son. Went with my traditional chocolate chip recipe and just substituted the chips for the M&M’s.

Ingredients

2 2/3 cups /440  grams all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup /250 grams  un- salted butter – room temperature

1 cup / 210 grams light brown sugar

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons pure vanilla

I decided to divide the batter into 2 and make one batter with the M&M’s and chunks of white chocolate, and the 2nd with coconut and milk chocolate.

COOKIE #1

1 cup white chocolate M&M’s

1/2 cup white chocolate

COOKIE #2

1 cup milk chocolate chips

3/4 cup  sweetened coconut flakes


Directions

Pre-heat oven to 350F

1) line baking sheets with parchment paper

2) sift flour,baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside

3) with electric mixer cream butter in a large bowl until light and fluffy

4) add both sugars and beat until combined and not gritty between fingers

5) add eggs one at a time until combined

6) add vanilla and mix until combined

7) scrape down side of bowl and slowly add the flour mixture and beat on low until combined

8) divide batter into 2 equal portions

Cookie#1

– add M&M’s and white chocolate and mix with wooden spoon

White Chocolate Chunks

White Chocolate Chunks

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Cookie#2

– add chocolate chips and coconut and mix with wooden spoon

9) using a cookie scoop place rounded dough on prepared pans /place 2″ apart

10) bake for 10-12min or until lightly brown on edges

11) let cookies cool on wire rack

Cookies in Oven

Cookies in Oven

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Cookie#2

I still had not used my Nordic Easter Egg pan, and I thought I would try it out for this recipe.  I didn’t see why I couldn’t make a jumbo shaped cookie egg.

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Well my son proclaimed the M&M cookies were just OK.  Well back to the regular boring chocolate chip cookies I guess. The one success story is I really did like how the coconut/chocolate chip cookies turned out in the egg pan.  Much better than a boring bunt cake.  Last year after Easter I had purchased these cute little boxes, I now found the perfect home for my Easter egg cookies.

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