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Tuesday Treats – M&M and Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have a bad habit of buying up holiday candy the day after the holiday when it’s on major clearance (even though we don’t need it). And now I have bags of Easter m&ms left and not enough ideas to know what to do with them!

So I went straight to one of my favorite baking blogs for inspiration. She only had a few m&m recipes, so it didn’t take me long to decide on the XXL M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies.

I don’t have a fancy muffin top pan so I just made regular cookies.

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But these didn’t turn out so “regular”.

They are AMAZING.

Even better the next day. In fact, if you make these, I INSIST that you wait until the next day to eat them. The flavors are spot on!

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Plus, the texture is killer. They’re dense and chewy with just a slight hint of salt (I always add a tad more salt than the recipe calls for – I’m a sucker for the salty/sweet combo).

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I still have 2 bags left (one plain and one peanut) – what would you make with them?!

  1. April 24th, 2012 at 20:55 | #1

    I finally kicked my habit of going overly crazy with the holiday clearance candy. Usually only half of it made it into my planned baking. :p

    Those look amazing!!

  2. April 24th, 2012 at 20:59 | #2

    yummmmmmmmmm! I WANT A COOKIE!!!!!! I love buying candy on clearance too, even if I don’t need it!

  3. April 24th, 2012 at 21:13 | #3

    Totally want to make these!!! Id eat them straight up ;) or trail mix

  4. April 25th, 2012 at 08:23 | #4

    I would recommend making these cookies http://forkvsspoon.com/archives/828 …they are my brothers’ favorite cookies and they are quite tasty and they freeze very well!

  5. April 25th, 2012 at 08:25 | #5

    Holy cookie goodness. I just say if these were as tasty as they look, you just make more of these!!

  6. Mom
    April 25th, 2012 at 12:20 | #6

    Believe me those cookies were so yummy (and I did have them the next day) ! If you want an incredible treat bake these. I still like your cranberry orange cookies the best though ! :>)

  7. April 25th, 2012 at 14:33 | #7

    “What would you make with them?” Answer: A pile in my hand. ;)

  8. April 25th, 2012 at 15:15 | #8

    Such pretty cookies. I do the same thing: buy the holiday candy that goes on sale for 50% off. Such a deal and you can make all sorts of goodies.

  9. April 25th, 2012 at 17:59 | #9

    This is exactly what I would have done with them! My boys LOVE M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies!!! These look amazing!

  10. April 25th, 2012 at 20:43 | #10

    You could freeze them and enjoy for years to come!

  11. April 25th, 2012 at 21:00 | #11

    I’m so awful with sugar and baked goods–I have zero willpower! I try to freeze things to get them out of sight out of mind, but I’ve definitely discovered that most cookies (especially chocolate and/or those of the minty variety) are actually BETTER frozen. wah wah…

  12. April 28th, 2012 at 11:04 | #12

    Those cookies look so good! I love to stock up on clearance candy to keep a stash for baking. Like previous posters though, only some of it actually makes it into baked goods. You could make blondies or rice krispy treats with M&Ms mixed in. I also like to use M&Ms in homemade trail mix.

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