saturday we had to go move our storage unit to another unit within the building [don't ask, random but annoying] and then we just laid around the house for a bit before having "domestic saturday" -- we ran some errands, cleaned, did laundry, made dinner. I had a bag of chocolate chips laying around and hadn't baked in forever so I decided to make some cookies - DJ then requested M&Ms [because he's a diva] and I obliged so I ran out and grab some and found a recipe via picky palate which was GREAT! the cookies turned out great and I definitely recommend this recipe, we'll be making it again that's for sure!
the picky palate recipe calls for a muffin top pan, which we don't currently have [but I definitely want] so we just used two cookie sheets and it worked out fine!
the best part, the batter...
I'm a good wife and made DJ a few "gator cookies"
and of course had to represent my alma maters too...
DJ's cookies [we cooked his for around five minutes less than mine [9-10 minutes] so that they'd still be gooey the way he likes them..
we cooked mine for around 15 minutes or so and they were perfect!
XXL M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 sticks softened butter
3/4 Cup sugar
1 Cup packed light brown sugar
2 extra large eggs
2 Tablespoons pure vanilla
3 3/4 Cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
12 oz bag chocolate chips
1 bag M&M’s + 1 tube of mini M&Ms
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a stand or electric mixer beat the butter and sugars until well beaten. Beat in eggs and vanilla until well combined. Place flour, baking soda and salt into a large bowl; mix. Slowly add to wet ingredients along with the chocolate chips.
Do not mix in M&M’s!! I mixed in around half of the bag of m&ms just because I'm a rebel...
2. Scoop 1/4 Cup of dough and press into a muffin top pan (or just press onto a parchment or silpat lined cookie sheet). Now, press your M&M’s onto pressed cookies. This way they won’t break apart!! Bake for 12-15 minutes, until edges just start to turn golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes on muffin top pan or cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack. Grab a tall glass of milk and EAT until your hearts content
These cookies are amazing the next day too after you pop them in the microwave for 15 seconds... I might have had two for breakfast yesterday!