There is something magical about baking. Not only the magic of chemistry but also the magic of soothing the soul. Baking has a way of decreasing the stress of everyday life.
As you can tell from previous recipes, we love baked goods. We have shared our recipes for Banana Oatmeal Muffins and Peach Muffins. Last week, we also shared a recipe for Blueberry Crumble. Today, we wanted to share our favorite cookie recipe.
To us, a cookie should be sweet, soft, and include some form of chocolate. Our favorite form of chocolate for these cookies is mini M&Ms but you can use any kind, semi-sweet, milk, or dark. Whatever suits your fancy.
Another important characteristic for the perfect cookie is to not be over-baked. The cookie should be slightly brown on the bottom and just barely cooked in the middle. This yields a soft, moist cookie instead of a hard crumbly kind.
This recipe is quite fast. From beginning to end, it only takes 45 minutes to make 3 dozen cookies!
ALL TIME FAVORITE MINI M&M COOKIES
Combine dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder) in a bowl and set aside.
Place softened butter, granulated sugar, and packed brown sugar into electric mixer.
Prepare vanilla and 1 large egg.
Here is the batter after all wet ingredients have been combined.
Add the previously mixed dry ingredients into the batter.
Mmm cookie dough!
Use a spatula or wooden spoon to mix in the M&M’s.
Scoop ’em out with a small ice cream scoop. Pop them into a preheated 350°F oven. Farewell, dear cookies. We shall meet again.
So much waiting!
10 minutes later…