Friday, April 11, 2008

Chocolate Cherry M&M

Oh. Dear. These were tasty and delicious. Robin's new favorite cookie. Has anyone else tried out the new Wild Cherry M & Ms? Yum. Robin is in love. For Valentine's Day...several bags were procured...and according to RObin, cookies just HAD to be made. The m&ms themselves were much larger than a normal m&m and therefore some crushing was involved. My thumb still hurts just thinking about it. I tried a variety of crushing methods and that thin candy coating just wasn't giving up. I eventually ended up crushing them all up by hand with a wooden spoon. Seriously. Ouch. The cookies were coated in sugar and lightly crunchy on the outside while maintaining an ooey gooey center with just a hint of cherry.

They were good warm...but the cherry flavor became more pronounced after a day or so.

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsps baking powder
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 squares (1 oz. each) unsweetened baking chocolate
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tsps vanilla
1 package M & M Wild Cherry M&Ms, crushed
Additional sugar

Combine flour and baking powder; set aside.
In saucepan over medium heat combine 2 cups sugar, butter and chocolate, stirring until butter and chocolate are melted. Remove from the heat. Gradually stir in the eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture until well blended. Chill mixture. Stir in M&Ms. Chill again.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment/foil. Roll dough into balls and roll into additional sugar. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. The recipe yielded about 3-4 dozen cookies.

1 comment:

Robin said...


These are by far my favorite cookie that she has made, and trust me, I've tasted them all! Slight cherry flavor that gets better as they "age" of course they didn't stick around long enough to age much!
Loved the sugar sprinkles on the outside, it really added a lot to the chocolate cherry yumminess!

Barb even brought in a bag of Wild Cherry M&M's....I'm ready for another batch.