Wednesday, December 07, 2011

25 Days of Christmas, Day 7: M&M Cookies

I have no facial swelling to report, today. I am congested and suffering from minor sinus pressure, however so; I think the swelling might have been connected with this cold. Or, I am incubating a demon in my face. Either way, I'm ramping up on the Dayquil and should have some relief, soon.

Yesterday, I baked M&M cookies while the Man-Cub and a couple of his friends played on the Wii; I cannot tell you how June Cleaver I felt when I placed a plateful of freshly baked cookies in front of those boys. I may have been wearing an apron, even.

M&M Cookies

3/4 cup Butter-flavored Crisco
1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp. milk
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1 Egg
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 pkg. M&M candies (I'm using the holiday colored milk chocolate variety in this recipe)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or grease with shortening. Cream Crisco, sugar, milk, and vanilla with an electric mixer. Blend in egg. Combine flour, salt and baking soda, add to creamed mixture. Stir in M&Ms. Using a medium cookie scoop or a large spoon, drop onto cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes or until light brown and set. Cool on wire racks. Store in Ziplock bags or freeze.

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