Monday, August 22, 2011

m&m Confetti Cookies

The other day I was making some m&m cookies and when I got to the bottom of the bag there was some m&m dust-like bits left. I thought it looked kind of pretty and would be fun added to a cookie:) Hence, m&m confetti cookies were born!

I searched for a recipe and found a sprinkle cookie recipe on Stephanie Cooks~Thanks Stephanie!

The broken m&m bits remind me more of confetti than sprinkles, which I mixed right into the batter. The result is a buttery cookie with just enough m&m's in there to satisfy your chocolate craving and add some pizazz:)

I love how they look!

Before you start the cookies, place some m&m's in a ziploc bag and use a rolling pin to smash them up!
It actually worked better to whack them with the rolling pin more than it did to roll over them with it. I ended up using about 1 cup of candy bits.
Even at this stage they look pretty!

And in the end, they are wonderful!

Confetti (Sprinkle) Cookies (adapted from Stephanie Cooks)

Ingredients:
2 1⁄2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup crushed up m&m candies

Instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl and set aside.
3. Combine the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth. Stir in the flour mixture until just combined.
4. Stir in 1 cup of the m&m confetti bits and mix well with a wooden spoon.
5. Use a medium (walnut size) cookie scoop and place cookie scoops on parchment-lined baking sheet(I used my stoneware~no need for parchment) about 3 inches apart.
6. Bake for about 10 minutes or just until the edges begin to brown.
7.  Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Enjoy!



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34 comments:

  1. Adorable. Delicious. I stumbled it ;) Congrats on your new grand-munchkin!!

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  2. What a good idea. It does look very pretty and I am sure it tastes even better. I invite you to link this to Bake with Bizzy.
    http://bizzybakesb.blogspot.com/2011/08/bake-with-bizzy_17.html

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  3. These are so festive and yummy! The addition of m&m's has got a hold on me :) I bake for my older nephew, and end up eating half - which I will most certainly happen these! lol

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  4. They look so colorful and cute. I bet they are so tasty too.

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  5. What a fun idea..such a cute cookie too, love your idea! ;D

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  6. Ohh these are super cute. I have just been on holiday to California and I was impressed with how many different varieties of m&m's they had - my personal favs were the pretzel, peanut butter and coconut.

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  7. I love m&m cookies! These are so pretty with the little confetti pieces. I'll need to try this for sure!

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  8. Ooh they're so pretty and colourful! :D Love them Sue!

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  9. These very colourful cookies will be a great hit amongst the kids. I love this idea!

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  10. what a great idea!! I can't wait to try this!

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  11. This is my kind of cookie! I like the little mini M&Ms in cookies but this is even better! ANd they look so cool!!!

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  12. These are so colorful and delicious looking!

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  13. They look so pretty and they'll taste so much better than regular sprinkles!

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  14. So colorful and pretty, Sue! You never fail to amaze me with your creations!

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  15. These are adorable... my girls would love them!

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  16. I LOVE this idea! I am shortly going back to uni and this is the perfect recipe that i know will please everyone :) such gorgeouuss photos too, lovely, thank you!

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  17. Fabulous idea! So much better than sprinkles.

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  18. I love that you came up with this idea, the cookies look great. I recently discovered Peanut Butter M&M's, what a great confetti cookie they would make too.

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  19. wow, these look and I bet TASTE awesome. BTW, your comment on my blog was so nice. I appreciate it very much and know the time it takes to do that!

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  20. I think I would like these better than regular - a little M&M in ever bite. They are sure pretty like this.

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  21. How pretty these are, sweet ide.

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  22. what a super fun cookie, I love how you look at the final bits of the M&M's and don't see dregs but a fun new cooking medium to use. That's what makes you so creatively special.

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  23. YUMMY cookies...I hope you will link up with me here:
    http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2011/08/sweet-saturday-v2.html

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  24. Wow these look so delicious! Are these a soft cookie or a crispy cookie?

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  25. Tracy, It's more of a soft cookie, maybe a teeny bit crispy around the edges:)

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  26. Those are just tooo cute en lovely! They are really happy cookies! Tried onces with whole peanut m&m's, but the cookies were very big (dûh) and crumbled a bit too much for my taste.

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  27. Love them! Found them via http://daily-teacup.blogspot.nl/2012/02/188365.html?showComment=1340308230669#c388255091227086128 and now looking around here :).
    Greetings!

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