Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Elizabeth doing what she loves best- cooking!!!! And when you add to that the fact that M&Ms are involved, well, that's an entirely different level of fun!!! Oh, and I must add, she ate WAY more M&Ms than actually made it to the cookies!!!
Look how CUTE the M&Ms are!!! These are the special Easter/springtime colors, but do you see the chickadee, the bunny and the sheep? Too cute!! (And that "stuff" in the bottom of the bowl was the cookie dough that was on Elizabeth's hands! HA!!!)
We made little individual packages for her to give out to her friends. She LOVED handing them out!!!
Here's the back of the card. A special picture from Elizabeth and her famous "E" that is signed on all cards these days.
YUM! The finished product!!! And BOY they were GOOD!!!
My mom used to make these every Easter time (if it wasn't every year, it seemed like it!!). She made them to take to the Easter egg hunt that was at our church. BOY did I LOVE when Mom made these cookies!! We got to help and yes, just like Elizabeth, we all ate WAY MORE M&Ms than we actually put on top of the cookies!!!!
2 sticks room temperature butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
12 oz package M&M's (plus more for placing on the top of the cookies)
Mix together butter and sugars. Stir in egg and vanilla. Carefully mix in flour, baking soda and salt. Once all is incorporated, stir in M&Ms. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared cookie sheet and place a few extra M&Ms on top of each cookie. Bake in a 350 oven from 9-13 minutes*.
*PLEASE be sure and watch your cookies carefully so that you do not burn them. Every oven is different. Each pan you bake on is different. One of my pans is light colored and the other one is dark colored. The darker colored pans always cook faster than the lighter colored pans. Just pay attention! No one wants to serve burnt cookies to their family! Oh my!!!!