It's that time of year again. Halloween is upon us and that means costumes are being created, parties are being planned and of course candy is everywhere.
But here's the thing. I don't really like candy.
Don't get me wrong. I have a sweet tooth. And it's not a small one. But that monstrous sweet tooth of mine has this bizarre animosity towards candy. It really shouldn't discriminate. But it does.
If someone were to offer me a bag full of M&M's or a handful of candy corn right at this very moment (or at any moment for that matter) I would decline without a second thought. *Gasp* I know, it's just not my thing. But...there's always an exception...and that exception comes in the form of White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M's.
These things are like crack dipped in white chocolate. I really don't understand it. The part of me that dislikes candy is saying "Nooooooooooooo" but my taste buds are saying "YES".
Have I made my point that you should probably go grab a bag and try them? Yes? Okay, good.
But please don't eat the whole bag. You'll need them for the cookies!
But...if you're a smart cookie...you'll get two bags. One for you, one for the cookies!
halloween m&m cookies
Makes: 2-3 dozen cookies (depending on size)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 8-12 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted and cooled
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup M&Ms (preferably the Halloween M&M's!)
Preheat oven to 325°.
Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
In a large bowl whisk the butter and sugars until they are combined and look like the first picture below. Add eggs and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Slowly incorporate flour until a dough forms. Mix until all flour is added and then stir in M&M's.
Scoop out about 2 tablespoons worth of dough for each cookie and drop onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 8-12 minutes at 325° then remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
P.S. - Please tell me you're proud that I took some process pictures? It's been far too long.