Friday, March 23, 2012

Day 37: Chocolate Cookie with M&M's and Reese's Pieces

I mentioned before that our neighbor had given the boys some left over candy. Even after making the Candy Shop Cookies on day 31, we still had a ton left. Noah suggested we make a chocolate cookie with candy pieces. We had a bag of m&m's and Reese's Pieces that we all mixed together. Rather then pick out one or the other, we used both.

I started to make the cookies when I realized...I'm out of cocoa powder! I usually make the cookies during the day while the boys are at school so this normally would not have been a big deal. However, I made these on a very busy day! My day was packed and after school each boy had about  different places to be. I finally got to baking the cookie after dinner.

Luckily, we live down the street from a wonderful place called Hollywood Market. I am there so often that I know the layout of the store like the back of my hand. I even get greeted by the employees like I'm family. So I ran up there and was back home with in 10 minuted to finish this COD.

Chocolate Cookies with M&M's and Reese's Pieces

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs slightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 and 3/4 cup of flour
1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup m&m's
1 cup Reese's Pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift dry ingredients together and set aside. Cream butter and sugars together for about 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well. Slowly add dry ingredients. Once dry ingredients are fully incorporated, stir in m&m's and Reese's's Pieces.

Place teaspoon sized dollop of dough on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool on the cookie sheet for one minute then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

These are a great cookie if you love chocolate. Personally, I could have done with out the chocolate candy pieces and stuck with the peanut butter ones. Noah, Dane and Ian however, thought they were prefect the way they were. 


Christina Morley said...

Hi! This is my first visit to your site. I'm sure your boys must think you are the coolest mom on earth. If you are baking everyday, what do you do with the ones you haven't eaten? Do you freeze them or give them away to people you know? I'm thinking that you could wrap the extras up in pretty cellophane and tie on a card inviting aquaintances to your blog site.

Stephanie Zielinski said...

Hi Christina, Thanks for visiting! You are 100% correct. I will freeze extra cookies, or give some away. I usually bake only one batch and freeze the extra dough. I sometimes mix one type of base dough (like oatmeal) and turn it into 3 different cookies. I love your idea of wrapping them up and giving them away. Thanks again for visiting, and commenting!