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Snickerdoodle’s Cousin: Sugar M&M Cookie

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 eggs
1 vanilla

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

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.   Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a stand mixer cream the butter and sugar for about 3 minutes or until fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix for 2 more minutes.
  4. 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.
  5. With a wooden spoon, gently mix in the M&M just until combined.  You don’t want to break your candy!
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. Remove from the cookie sheet onto a wire rack to finish cooling.
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