Thursday, February 26, 2015

Valentine’s M&M Softbatch Cookies

Valentine’s day is long gone but I still relish in the Valentine’s day chocolate. Godiva, ferrero rocher, and the pink M&Ms. Yesterday, I felt like baking and cookies it was. Softbatch cookies, with valentine’s red and pink M&Ms.

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Valetine’s M&M Softbatch Cookies

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons light crème
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt, optional and to taste
  • 1 cup Valentine’s M&Ms
  • 0.5 cup mini chocolate chips


Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or large bowl and electric hand mixer), cream together the butter, sugars, egg, vanilla extract and light cream on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking soda and pudding mix.
  4. Put speed on low, and slowly added the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix on low speed until just combined, about 1 minute; don't overmix.
  5. Add the chocolate chips, and mix until just incorporated.
  6. Mix in the Valentine’s M&Ms in with a spatula, to not break them up.
  7. Line a baking sheet with a silicon mat or parchment paper.
  8. Using a small icecream scoop,  form heaping 1 – 1 1/2 –tablespoon sized mounds and slightly flatten mounds, ca. 8 cookies per cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for about 10-11 minutes.
  10. Do not overbake since the cookies will firm up as they cool.
  11. Cool cookies on the baking sheet for about at least 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooking. They will be sticky because of the slightly melted candy corn.

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