Wednesday, January 16, 2008

m&m Cookies

You're smiling right now, aren't you? How can you not look at a plate full of m&m cookies and not smile? I mean, I think it's literally impossible, unless you're a serial killer type or one of those weird people that don't like sweets or something. Instead of those posters with kittens playing with a ball of string or unicorns flying through the air, people should have posters of m&m cookies on their walls. The world would be a happier place.

Ahhh... nostalgia. I hadn't had homemade m&m cookies in 20 years probably. Why? I guess because I very rarely have a huge ass bag of m&ms just lying around. Luckily, a few weeks ago, I bought a bag of m&ms with the intention of making some m&m cookies. I searched around for a recipe for awhile. You would think that you'd just substitute m&ms in place of chocolate chips in a chocolate chip cookie recipe, right? Well, maybe, but I seemed to remember the cookie part of an m&m cookie tasting a little different than the cookie part of a chocolate chip cookie. And I'm a stickler for the cookie part, folks.

So, I found this recipe and decided to swap the butter for butter flavored shortening. Next time, I think I'll use half butter, half shortening. These cookies turned out just how I remembered, chewy and a little crispy and buttery and sweet. These cookies could quite possibly be the happiest cookies around.