DAY 4: Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies
We have finally found an m&m that our chocolate-adverse Little A will eat:
Although I think there must be something wrong with me as a parent that I am looking for candy that my child will eat.
He isn’t happy, however, when I put them in a chocolate cookie. So does this make me a better parent for making sugar-laden treats that he has no desire to eat? Or an even worse mother for tempting him with something he likes, and then pulling the rug out from under him by enveloping it in the one thing he hates?
Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies
2 ¾ cups flour
¾ cup Dutch processed cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ bags (9.9 oz each) M&M’s White Chocolate Peppermint candies, divided
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
With a mixer, cream butter and sugars together until smooth. Add in eggs, one at a time. Mix in vanilla extract until blended.
Slowly add flour mixture to sugar mixture and mix until dough is smooth. Gently mix in one bag of M&M’s. Drop by scant tablespoons onto baking sheets. Press 2 or 3 M&M’s into the top of each cookie.
Bake at 350°F for 10-11 minutes, or until the cookies are set around the edges, but still soft in the center. Don’t over bake. Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes. Move to a cooling rack and cool completely.
Makes about 4-5 dozen cookies
**You can also use chocolate mint M&M’s or regular chocolate M&M’s