February 1, 2014

Sprinkles and MnM Cookies

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Does anything say happy like sprinkles and MnM's?  Chocolate, fun colors, buttery soft cookies?  What more could you ask for?

*um, well, a day with nothing going on, but that defers to fun colored, chocolate stuffed cookies*

 
These would be your basic chocolate chip cookies, but there are a couple things that make these extra special.  I added cornstarch, which guarantees soft cookies and I'm all about soft cookies.  Cornstarch is the easiest way to make sure your cookies are the ones that melt in people's mouths when they take a bite. It's a cookie lifesaver!  Then I used more brown sugar then white sugar.  Brown sugar makes cookies thicker and chewier, and combined with the cornstarch, makes these cookies super soft on the inside.  And, you don't have to chill the dough to get these thick and chewy!  The butter is only softened, not melted, and the brown sugar and cornstarch finish the job. 

Also, these are packed, I mean packed, with sprinkles and MnMs.  The sprinkles make these colorful and eye catching. Sprinkles can make any dessert party worthy!  MnMs keep people coming back for seconds. I used mini MnMs so that there would be chocolate throughout the whole cookie.  You get sprinkles and chocolate in every bite, no, make that nibble!  I did make these a little smaller than the average cookie, but we all know that just makes them cuter and lets you eat more than one.  Just saying.  Does anything say happy like two cookies instead of one?  I don't think so! :)



Sprinkles MnM Cookies
Recipe Source: Adapted from Hershey's
Yield: 3 dozen cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2-1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2/3 cup sprinkles
2/3 cup mini MnMs

Preheat oven to 350.
Beat butter, sugars, salt and vanilla until combined.
Add eggs; beat well.
Stir in flour, baking soda, and cornstarch.  Stir until all dry ingredients are incorporated.
Add sprinkles and MnMs.  Stir.
Scoop into one tablespoon balls of dough and place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 9-11 minutes.
Let cool.
Enjoy!

24 comments:

  1. These cookies look fantastic. So soft and fluffy!

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  2. I love chocolate chip cookies with M&Ms, but when you add sprinkles to that, well that's just awesome! They look wonderful!

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    1. Monster cookies are one of my favorite cookies (because of the MnM's :) but sprinkles, well, sprinkles have stolen my heart for good!

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  3. Dear Mary Frances, These look great!!! Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  4. Oh yeah, nothing says happy like sprinkles and M&M in a cookie!! They look amazing. I love your photos too :)

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    1. I agree! Thanks so much Zainab! It all depends on if the lighting cooperates with me or not ... :)

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  5. These are awesome! I love a chewy cookie. And M&Ms too!

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    1. All hail the queen of chewy and soft cookies! :) Thanks Dorothy!

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  6. It's like you mixed everything magical in the world into 1 cookie. I love it!

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    1. Hehe, well, I never said MnM's weren't powerful :) Thanks Pamela!

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  7. I totally agree! Sprinkles and M&Ms are so much fun. I just baked with Valentine M&Ms today and it made me smile. These cookies look so yummy! A cookie makes everything better. :)
    Tina at www.tinaschic.com

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    1. Ooh, Valentine's MnMs! Somehow, holiday candy just tastes better! Hope you share the recipe, Tina!

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  8. Oh my goodness Mary Frances! Nothing screams happiness more than M&M's and sprinkles... so good! And these are chewy cookie?! That makes them even better! I could go for one of these right now that's for sure. Pictures are beautiful too!

    Ally @ The Cheery Baker

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    1. Thanks Ally! It is all in the lighting ;) And I agree, MnMs and sprinkles just make me smile!

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  9. Soft cookies are my favorites! Soft cookies with m's in them are my ABSOLUTE favorites! These are completely irresistible Mary Frances!

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    1. MnMs make any cookie my favorite! That, and peanut butter :) Thanks Reeni!

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  10. I love days that have nothing going on but fun baking!! Especially when that baking results in these cookies!! :)

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    1. Those are the best! This snow is letting me have a lot of them ;)

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  11. Sprinkles and m&m's make life much better! These cookies look so fun and adorable, I don't think I'd be able to eat them! Though they sound so so delicious that I think I might make an effort ;----)

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  12. How fun, I love the colours of the sprinkles and m&m's such a great combination. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sundays, stop by and link up again this weekend!

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