If you’ve been reading Java Cupcake for a while, you may know I kind of have an obsession with buying seasonal candy for baking. Yesterday, I may or may not have bought 10 bags of Christmas candy. Ya, I know. I may have a problem.
Think there’s a Holiday Candy Lovers Anonymous group? Maybe I should ask Crazy for Crust or Love From the Oven… they seem to have the same problem I do. #foodbloggerproblems
Anyhoo… I realized last week that I had bought Fall themed M&Ms and have yet to use them. And with Thanksgiving just a few weeks away I figured I needed to jump on that train and make some cookies!
Tonight, I’m Snack Mom for my daughter’s Girl Scout Troop. I asked Emily what the other moms had been bringing for snack and she told me they had deli sandwiches, fruit, chips and drinks.
Woah. That’s a lot of “snack”.
My idea of a snack is cookies or fruit or popcorn or granola bars. Something homemade, even. So yeah… these girls won’t be getting deli sandwiches. They’ll be getting cinnamon chocolate chip M&M cookies with milk. Lots of cookies. Lots of milk.
I started with my Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe for these cookies. This recipe makes a cookie that’s crisp on the edges, chewy in the middle and has chunks of chocolate chips perfectly running through them. Yeah… they’re bomb. But, because it’s Fall… I wanted to add another layer of flavor to the cookies and decided to add cinnamon to the batter. YUM!
Also, because I didn’t have all day for these cookies, instead of chilling them in the refrigerator, I popped them in the freezer for a couple hours the baked them. The butter int he dough just needed to bet set up enough so that the cookies didn’t run all over the pan when baking. I place a couple extra M&Ms on top of each ball of dough, just to make them pretty and BAM… Cinnamon Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies!
Perfect for Girl Scouts. Perfect for Fall. Perfect.