I’m a sucker for the seasonal flavors of traditional candies like Pumpkin Spice Kisses and Candy Corn M&M’s in the fall. If I walk by an endcap in Target with something new on display, I can’t resist grabbing at least one bag to try out. That’s exactly what happened last week when I found myself in the checkout lane watching a bag of Raspberry Hugs go down the conveyor belt, across the scanner, and into that telltale white bag.
Back to the cookies. I got two bags of the Cinnamon M&M’s before Christmas and only finally made something with one of the bags last week. Good thing the candy has a long shelf life, huh?
Two bloggers had recipes for essentially the same cookie. I chose the recipe that had the most butter. Seemed like a logical way to decide which cookie to bake to me. I’m no Paula Deen, but I figure more butter’s probably better.
Just like Jenny, I stuck my M&M’s onto the cookies rather than mixing them into the dough.
The McHusband didn’t love these cookies so I used some of the Candy Corn M&M’s (Yes, I seem to have a plethora of seasonal candy accumulating in my pantry. Good thing I finally used some up.) with the last little bit of cookie dough. He was very appreciative of his six just-for-him cookies and he enjoyed them very much.
I ended up with about 40 good-sized cookies. I think the cookie dough (in both its raw and baked states; I’m thorough, what can I say) was pretty good, but I’m not so sure about either M&M version. I mean, I liked both cookies okay, but I’m not going to rave about them here. However, they were appealing to look at.
I still have that second bag of Cinnamon M&M’s so maybe I should try the other blogger’s cookie recipe and see if I like it better. Yes, I’d be willing to take one for the team and participate in a taste test just to get to the bottom of this dilemma. Any other volunteers out there?