Tom and I spent most of Valentine’s Day night sleeping. Tom was recovering from his 102 fever and my bad day at work just wiped me out. So we will have a redo when we are both a 100 percent better but I still got some candy. I am sure many of you did too. These cookies were inspired by my friend Christine. She made something similar last year for our annual holiday get together. I wanted to recreate that with some leftover candy. These cookies are good for any season and you can change it up with the different holiday colors that M and M puts out for every occasion. If you are lucky enough to live near their store or want to order online you can do any color combination you could imagine. The possibilities are endless. Hope everyone is having a good week so far. Enjoy!
2 sticks of unsalted butter
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 12.5 oz bag of M and M candy
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a stand mixer or large bowl place the butter. Add in both the brown and white sugars. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Add in eggs and almond extract. Beat to combine. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the butter and egg mixture. Mix to combine. Remember to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl. Fold in the M and M candies.
Line a baking sheet with parchment or spray with cooking spray. Spoon out dough on baking sheet about 2 inches apart. I use a small ice cream scoop to spoon out the dough. Place in oven and bake for 9-11 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool for a few minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.
Serve with some milk and Enjoy!