Sunday, August 29, 2010

XXL M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been wanting to try a cookie recipe from Picky Palate. She has the most amazing looking recipes! I wanted to wait until i could find a muffin top pan because her cookies turn out PERFECT. But i decided to make them for the jewelry party we were having at my parent's house this weekend & i decided to just do it without the muffin top pan. Therefore, they are still huge & delicious, but one of these days i'd like to get one of those pans!

Anyway... you should have seen me while i was trying to make this yesterday morning. I have this bad habit of doing things without doing the smart thing, like (a) making sure i have all of the ingredients for the recipe before going to the grocery store, & (b) getting out all of the ingredients before i begin the cooking process! So we went to the grocery store Friday night & i assumed i had everything i needed except the m&m's & chocolate chips. Wrong! Saturday morning, around 7am, i went to cooking only to discover we had no vanilla. Well. You can't make cookies from scratch without vanilla! I left everything there on the counter as it was, put on a bra & some flip flops & headed to Walmart. I was in my PJ's. My hair was frizzy & huge. I had on my glasses. It was a very scary sight. My pj's consisted of pink & green striped pajama pants & a huge gray t-shirt. Nice. I compared myself to those pictures on the peopleofwalmart.com & decided that, by comparison, i was much better dressed & therefore, safe. (Just like i did with Brad & his black velcro sneakers.)

Called Brad on the way to Walmart to read me the recipe to make sure i hadn't forgotten anything else. I hadn't. flour, check. baking soda, check. salt, check. chocolate chips, check. And m&m's. Check. Picked up the vanilla (deciding that 7:30 am on a Saturday is the perfect time to go to walmart...no crowds, hardly any people at all in fact, & great parking).

Came home & continued to cook only to find that i had exactly 2 1/4 cups of flour. And the recipe calls for 3 3/4 cups. I was like, "I do not believe this!" I was about to pitch a fit, as i am known to do... hehe... when Brad suggested i just finish cooking them & see how they turn out. I did & guess what? They turned out DELISH. I wouldn't suggest purposefully doing with less flour. But i did & they were fine. :)

Ok. Finally. The recipe.
Thank you, Picky Palate.

XXL M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies


2 sticks softened butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 extra large eggs
2 Tablespoons pure vanilla
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
12 ounce bag chocolate chips
1 bag m&m's (you'll have some leftover


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, beat the butter & sugars until well beaten. Beat in eggs & vanilla until well combined. Place flour, baking soda & salt into another bowl, mix. Slowly add to wet ingredients along with the chocolate chips. Do not mix in M&M's! 

2. Scoop 1/4 cookie dough & press into a muffin top pan (or onto a cookie sheet). Now, press your M&M's onto the pressed cookies. This way they won't break apart! Bake for 12-15 minutes, until edges are golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes on pan & then transfer to a cooling rack. Serve!

Makes about 18 XXL cookies. 

Enjoy!

 "I can have a cookie, mom?!" ~Fievel

6 comments:

  1. My husband would love these! I'll have to try this!

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  2. Those cookies look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  3. They look great!

    I was making banana bread a week or so ago and once I got started, I realized I didn't have enough eggs or honey (insted of sugar)! So I sent Doug out to fetch me some. :) Thankfully he was willing. Probably because he loves banana bread. :)

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  4. They look great! I can't wait to try them!

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  5. You just cant beat a nice cookie

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