My beautiful friend Chelsey celebrated her bachelorette party this weekend. For the occasion, I decided to bake some cookies to enjoy as a late night snack. I got this great recipe from How Sweet It Is.
Bright and playful – a perfect way to end an evening.
Here’s what you need:
- 2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) of salted butter, melted and cooled
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg + 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup mini m&m’s
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Mix the flour and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.
In another bowl, mix the butter and sugars until they are combined.
Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and stir until mixed.
Gradually add flour and mix until a dough forms – it will look crumbly at first, but it will come together.
Now it’s time for the m&m’s. Fold them into the cookie batter.
Divide the dough how you choose (1/4 cup portions for 18 large cookies or 2 tablespoon portions for 36 smaller cookies). Shape each portion into a ball with your hands then pull each ball into two equal pieces. Turn each half so that the rough side of the half (what used to be the inside of the ball) faces upwards and then squish both halves together. Place the dough rough-side up on a baking sheets. If you’re doing large cookies, I’d leave about 2 inches in between each.
Bake for 12-15 minutes (large cookies) or 8-12 minutes (small cookies) or until the edges are slightly brown. The centers should be soft and puffy. Do not over bake. Let cool and then eat with a tall glass of milk!
Look at all those chocolate chips! Count em!
What’s your favorite late night snack?