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M&M Cookies

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So, I am nine months pregnant… I needed these cookies yesterday. Needed. So good, quick and easy. You can do a variation of M&M/Chocolate chip ratio.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
2 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup M&M’s
1/2 cup chocolate chip

Cream together butter, pudding mix and sugars. Add in egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients, then add into butter mix. Fold in chocolate chip and M&M’s.

Drop by the tablespoonful onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees. Makes 24-30 cookies, depending on the size you like. Enjoy!

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal CookiesOk, seriously. I couldn’t wait to post these. The second half of the batch is in the oven. But I just had one – and they are sooo good!  They are soft and chewy and the oatmeal and coconut makes them a good texture. Delicious!!

Ingredients:

1 cup butter
1 cup light peanut butter
3 ½ cup packed brown sugar
2 tbsp vanilla
3 eggs
3 cups flour (or 2 cup all purpose and 1 cup whole wheat)
2 Tbsp baking soda
2 Tsp salt
2 cups quick oats
2 cups coconut
2 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F. Cream together butter and sugar for approx. 5 minutes. Add peanut butter; mix until creamy. Add vanilla and eggs. Beat until well combined. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed butter mixture. Blend together until all ingredients are well combined. In a separate bowl mix together oatmeal, coconut and chocolate chips. Fold into cookie batter. Drop a heaping spoonful onto baking sheet. Bake for 9-12 minutes. Enjoy!

Reese Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies with Reese Peanut Butter Cups

I was trying to clean my baking cupboard this afternoon and found an overwhelming amount of christmas chocolates left to use up. I had been melting most of the plain chocolate into candy cane bark but still had more to use – including a bag full of Reese’s Peanut Butter Bells. So, naturally – the only thing better than Reese’s – would be Reese’s wrapped in cookies. I made a couple adjustments to a recipe I found online and came up with this – delicious!!!

Ingredients:

1/4 cup butter softened
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar1 egg
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup chopped up Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups/Bells in this case

Beat butter, shortening, and sugars until well blended. Mix in egg. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; blend into butter mixture. Stir in oatmeal. Stir in peanut butter cups.  Drop by the tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheets/parchment paper bake at 350 for about 12 minutes. Let cool – if you can – Enjoy!

Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip CookiesMy computer crashed so I have lost all my backlog of posts (not to mention the $400 bill for a new mac hardrive). To cheer myself up, I made these cookies http://allrecipes.com/recipe/chewy-chocolate-chip-oatmeal-cookies/detail.aspx That have been in my “must try” pile for quite some time. I cut the recipe in half, removed a tablespoon of each sugar and then also added a ¼ cup of raisins. They turned out really good! Enjoy!

Chocolate Cake Mix Rolo Cookies

Chocolate Cake Mix Rolo Cookies
I saw this recipe on Pinterest and had to try it – they looked too easy and too good not to. So I made them Saturday morning for Mike to bring to work (after I had some of course). The recipe which I found on this site: http://bunsinmyoven.com/2011/08/08/rolo-cake-mix-cookies/ consists of:

1 package of chocolate devils food cake mix
1/3 cup oil
2 eggs
24 Rolos

I bought two packs of Rolos, which equaled 20 Rolos, so I used four Caramilk Easter eggs that I had leftover for the remainder.

You simple stir all the oil, eggs and mix together then create individual ball, slightly smaller than a golf ball, flatten them in your hand. Put a Rolo in the middle fold over smoosh into a cookie size and place on a cookie sheet covered with parchment. 

I wasn’t convinced my stirring with a spoon was evenly distributing the ingredients so I tried a whisk – but the batter was too thick. I got out my hand mixer and used that. I am not sure if that over beat them but they did rise quite a bit, but when they cooled they sank back down. Another thing – the dough was so sticky, in the end I was just running a little water on my hands to form the balls – this might be because I over mixed it.

Once you have made your 24 cookies bake them at 350 degrees for 9 minutes. Let cool and then use a spatula to remove them from the pan so the Rolo doesn’t stick to the pan.

In the end they were a good cookie. Easy to make. And its neat that it came from a cake mix. Enjoy!