Holiday Cookie Baking Day #2: M&M Good!

I was home all day with a sick boy but I didn’t get any baking done. Other duties held my attention until after dinner, but even then I made up 2 batches of cookies — 5 dozen of each.

The first cookie was a traditional Oatmeal-raisin. I am not a big fan (I prefer chocolate chips in my oatmeal cookies) but we have lots of friends and family who like them, including my wife.

Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies Edit

I use the recipe from ‘Joy of Cooking” as my base recipe but make a few small additions. To give them a little extra flavor I add these to the flour mixture:

  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp cloves

I think it gives them an extra special taste.

The second cookie tonight was a traditional M&M cookie. Since the introduction of the M&M Mini’s most recipes have called for their use. While the size is better suited to cookies, Minis don’t have the same taste as regular M&M’s. This is exactly why I use the big M&M’s when I make these cookies. They taste pretty close to what I remember growing up.

Red’s Ultimate M&M Cookies Recipe

M&M Cookies Edit

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