Thursday, July 12, 2012

M&M Cookie Peanut Butter Sandwich

I have a quick little goodie for you today.

Are you ready?

M&M Cookie Peanut Butter Sandwich!

I know right? Extreme Goodness.

I will be going on vacation next week.
Try to survive without me, I know it will be hard, but I have faith in you.

Oh did I mention on top of packing and getting ready,  I am doing crafts at VBS this week. 
I love little 4 and 5 year olds, I mean, I have one, however...

well, let me just say, they can only glue and color for so long before they start getting anxious and start glueing their fingers together. The last 10 minutes I have to improvise, we fly our projects around making animal sounds or march like soldiers. Today I took one of the table cloths off and we were bulls.. Ole! I am wiped out! I will be ready for vacation.

There is always time for cookies though. I decided to make M&M cookies for the trip, cookies are a must on the road. 
I had made some peanut butter frosting for some cupcakes earlier this week and I was sitting in the kitchen trying to figure out what to eat for lunch... then it hit me!

Make a sandwich, with the cookie and frosting. A winner! I had to share it.
You know, cause I love you so much.

First make the cookie.

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

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.

I had to put mine in the fridge to harden some. I think I didn't let the butter fully cool. 

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 put M&M's inside and on top, 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.

I know that step seems weird but it works.

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.

You can eat them as is, totally acceptable. 
Or you can sandwich some peanut butter frosting in the middle for extreme goodness.

Peanut Butter Frosting
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tbls heavy whipping cream or milk
1 tsp vanilla

Cream peanut butter and butter for about 30 seconds.
Sift in the powdered sugar. Add vanilla
Gradually add the cream/milk until desired smoothness.
Beat about 2 minutes until light and fluffy.

Baking from my heart to your kitchen,

Linking Love:

Cast Party Wednesday


  1. Peanut butter frosting for filling? AND M&Ms? I think I may die and go to dessert heaven!

  2. So many great ways to make M&M cookies. My family would LOVE this version with peanut butter!

  3. these look great! Thanks for sharing on foodie friends friday.

  4. WOW! They look so good! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Don't forget to VOTE on Sunday!