Tuesday, September 25, 2012
M and M Chocolate Chip Cookies
Here's a collage of the process, followed by my recipe. It's a good one. Henry and Peter were my quality-control officers tonight (between watching a Winnie the Pooh video more than once) and they gave four very happy and chocolatey thumbs up! Then I brought them back to their mother for clean up!
M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Farenheit
line a half-sheet pan or cookie sheet with parchment paper
In large mixer bowl, combine:
1/2 cup room temperature butter (1 bar)
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening (Crisco)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract.
Mix well, and then beat in 2 eggs, one at a time.
To that mixture, add:
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour mixed with 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1 teaspoon salt.
Combine until all the dry ingredients are well incorporated.
1/2 cup M&Ms
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto parchment-lined cookie sheet 2 inches apart (I get 12-15 per sheet). I use a small cookie scoop for this purpose and all the cookies are uniform in size; therefore, they bake evenly.
Bake for 12 minutes or until the cookies are beginning to brown a bit around the outside edges. Ovens vary so make sure you bake them long enough. Start checking at 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes on the pan before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely (or not!).