Awesome M&M Cookies

Get your glass of milk ready. These cookies are great for dipping!

Get your glass of milk ready. These cookies are great for dipping!

Another weekend, another winter storm warning. It seems like this winter weather has hit Kentucky hard this week and just won’t let up. After the snow storm at the first of the week, I got my car out to go to work and back but our neighborhood streets¬† are still rough so it’s only essential driving. Given I’m at home with a lot of time on my hands, it only makes since to bake! I’m baking myself happy, trying to shake these winter doldrums.

I must admit, while everyone was out panicking last Sunday buying the local grocer out of eggs, milk, and bread, I was scouring the target shelves for clearance Valentine’s Day candy. I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. I’ve had a bad run of luck on Valentines: broken up with twice, a boyfriend ended up in the hospital with the flu, stuck in a snowstorm, and the granddaddy of them all…when my husband and I were dating he ended up having an emergency appendectomy on Valentine’s Day. Needless to say, I usually sit at home hoping nothing bad happens. But on February 15th I emerge from hiding to stock up on clearance Valentine’s candy.¬† M&M’s are usually in abundance, and who doesn’t love a good M&M cookie?

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Sink you teeth into em’ chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate Chip CookiesThis chocolate chip cookie is the reason why I have to squat. It’s one of those recipes you pull out on a cold winter’s day to forget that the groundhog saw his shadow and is predicting more winter. I must be honest though, for a long time I hated making chocolate chip cookies. For whatever reason, my cookies always came out thin, and usually a little crispy. Then I started under baking them in fear of the cookies getting crispy as soon as they cooled and I would end up with cookies that had holes through the center. The center wouldn’t be done and just fell through the cooling rack.

Alas, I finally found the perfect versatile chocolate chip cookie recipe and more importantly realized that two utensils make cookie making that much easier.

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