Thursday, January 21, 2016
Butterscotch M&M Cookies
I made these cookies for my nephews hockey game this past weekend. If you are like me (a person with many OCD tendencies), you already have your M&M's sorted out by color..... In this case that was helpful because his team colors are black and orange, if you don't need a color specific M&M cookie, feel free to just use multi-color from a mixed bag! This cookie has been kid tested and approved!
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 c. dark brown sugar
1/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 box instant sugar free butterscotch pudding mix
1 1/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 c. M&M's (any color or a mix)
With an electric mixer, beat the sugars and butter together until a paste forms. Add in the egg and vanilla. Stop the mixer and add the dry ingredients on top (everything left minus the M&M's). Start the mixer on slow and then as the flour gets mixed in, gradually increase the speed until everything is mixed together well. On slow speed, add in the M&M's. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and using a large batter scoop, place mounds of the dough onto the prepared sheet. Freeze for twenty minutes or refrigerate for at least an hour so that the dough balls are firm.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place six to nine of the dough balls on the sheet and bake for 12-13 minutes until the outside is slightly golden. Remove carefully from the baking sheet and let cool fully on a wire rack. Repeat until all of the cookie dough is baked.