Saturday, February 11, 2012

M&M & Mars Bar Cookies

Everything's go around here! I found myself an outlet to sell my baked goodness and they go on shelves from Monday!!! For starters they just want cookies and based on the clientèle I decided that M&M and Mars Bar cookies would be the best option because, y'know, who doesn't like a colourful cookie or one packed with gooey loveliness.

Now, I will have to make these in huuuge batches, but to save you guys the headache the recipe here is enough for 18-20. It's a really simple recipe, super quick to whip up and perfect for a kids party or a not so kids party! Actually, it's a great one to make with kids; let them choose mix ins and have great fun with it :D

M&M Cookies
Makes 16-18
  • 300g flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 180g butter, melted and cooled
  • 270g brown sugar
  • 1 egg & 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 cups M&Ms
  • 2-3 tbsp milk (if necessary)
Preheat the oven to 160 C, line trays with greaseproof paper
Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until creamy
Add egg, yolk, vanilla and mix
In another bowl combine the flour and baking powder
Add the dry ingredients to the wet, at this stage the mixture will be a bit crumbly 
but it will come together after mixing, don't fret.
If it doesn't come together properly add the milk 1 tbsp at a time until it does.
Add the M&Ms and fold them into the dough
Form heaped tablespoonfuls of the dough into balls then flatten them
Place them on the prepared baking tray
Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the edges are golden but the centers are still soft!

for the Mars Bar version just sub out the M&Ms for 2 cups of chopped Mars Bar.

thanks to How Sweet Eats for the photo :D