I had the urge to bake tonight but had no clue what to make. I spent all day thinking about it but ended up leaving work with no ideas. When got home I remembered that I had a bag of M&M's in the freezer. So I started searching for recipes using them and this is what I came up with.
I had to have another talk with my husband tonight. I once again told him that when he described my food he needed to say something other than "this is *beep* good". So he changed his response to say that these cookies are "a little bit of heaven" HAHA. I personally thought that they had a funny taste but I am 99% sure that is it because I used a different brand of butter than I usually do and I do not care for that particular brand but had to use it up.
Red's Ultimate M&M's Brand Cookies
1 cup (2 sticks or 240mL) butter or margarine softened
1/2 cup (120mL) granulated sugar
1/2 cup (120mL) firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups (480mL) all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 12-ounce package (340g) M&M'S® Chocolate Mini Baking Bits
3/4 cup (180mL) chopped nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In large bowl cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. In medium bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt; blend into creamed mixture. Stir in M&M'S® & Chocolate Mini Baking Bits and nuts. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls about 2 inches (50mm) apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and centers are still soft. Do not overbake. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; cool completely on wire racks. Store in tightly covered container.
MAKES ABOUT 3 DOZEN COOKIES