Yup, this week is all Snickerdoodles, all week long. But… what’s a Snickerdoodle party if the crazy cousin doesn’t show up!? HA! Tonight, the m&m filled sugar cookie came to the party!
This sugar cookie is made a lot like a Snickerdoodle is. It’s got cream of tartar and it’s rolled in sugar but… it’s got a bit of a twist. You see, this cookie is filled with delicious chocolate. Not just any chocolate, but M&M’s chocolate! Little yummies of chocolate with a chocolate shell baked perfectly into a sugar cookie bliss.
Don’t be fooled though. These aren’t your typical sugar cookies that you’ll see on the Christmas table covered in frosting. These have a bit different flavor and texture. More like the Snickerdoodle. You can’t quite put your finger on it, but there’s just something different about it. I think that’s why I love this cookie so much. It’s just a little bit different.
JavaCupcake’s Sugar M&M Cookies
Makes 2 dozen cookies
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
dash of salt
1 cup M&Ms
1/4 cup sugar – for rolling
- Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a stand mixer cream the butter and sugar for about 3 minutes or until fluffy.
- Add the eggs and vanilla and mix for 2 more minutes.
- In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and soda, cream of tartar and salt. Add to the butter mixture and mix until well combined.
- With a wooden spoon, gently mix in the M&M just until combined. You don’t want to break your candy!
- Scoop balls of dough using a 1 inch ice cream scoop. Roll the dough in a ball then coat with sugar. Place balls on cookie sheet and gently press down. TIP: Try and place the side of the cookie with the most M&M’s at the surface of the dough to get lots of color showing once they bake!
- Bake for 8-9 minutes or until you see the cookies start to crack. Take them out of the oven and let them finish cooking on the hot sheet for about 5 minutes.
- Remove from the cookie sheet onto a wire rack to finish cooling.