I sat at the kitchen table staring at an overflowing glass bowl of M&M's. They were so pretty and colorful peeking through the glass at me. I could literally hear them calling my name as my hand kept attempting to escape and grab some. Oh darn. I considered my options. A) Eat the whole bowl right then and there. B) Alert the rest of the household of their existence and hope they eat more of them then I do. C) Pour them into a plastic bag and hide them away somewhere - where I will still no doubt be able to hear their daunting little pleas to eat them. D) Throw them away. E) Bake them into cookies which will help me with portion control seeing as there are only about 6-8 M&M's in each cookie. Hum yeah. I am going to choose door "E" for this one. I measured out the M&M's and they portioned out to exactly 2 cups. It was fate. Cookies were in my near future, I could almost taste them.
By the time the cookies were baked I was sick of sugar. This always happens when there is dough involved. You think I would have learned this by now and stopped eating the delicious cookie dough. Somethings in life are just too good to change. When I die I really hope people throw cookie dough on my casket and not roses - a ball of cookie dough speaks to my soul in a way that a single red rose never could. Some people don't understand this, then again most people just pretend like they don't understand, but secretly I know they do.
When I over consume sugar all I want is a stalk of broccoli trees to make me feel better. This is a pattern I have continuously stuck with over the last 30 years I have walked this earth. Broccoli tree, cookie, Broccoli tree, cake, etc. If only the rest of life was so easy. Help a little old lady cross the road, steal candy from a baby - the playing field is even.
I sat at the kitchen table staring at a plate full of freshly baked cookies. They were so pretty and colorful still taunting me. Looks like I solved my M&M dilemma, now I have a new one. Isn't this how it always works? : )
adapted from Allrecipes.com
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp hot water
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups M&M's
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together butter and sugars. scrape.cream.
Add eggs. Scrape. mix until smooth.
Add vanilla and stir.
Dissolve baking soda in water and add to batter along with salt. stir.scrape.stir.
Toss M&M's with flour and add to batter. Stir, scrape, stir.
Scoop out with mini ice cream scoop onto parchment lined baking pan (or pan sprayed with non-stick spray)
Bake 8-10 minutes, depends on the size of your scoop. Always under bake your cookies - they are more chewy this way. : )
I know I have posted this song before, but I love it and always like reminding people of how awesome it is.
Listen to this song,
make these cookies,
figure out creative solutions to your problems,
and have a cookie.
Eat your heart out,