Chewy M&M’s Whole Wheat Cookies
It was Sharing Day in Little B’s school which meant that children would bring homemade snacks and would share it with their friends.
A school activity like that meant only one thing – this mama gotta bake.
A lot of things crossed my mind – sandwich, brownie, pasta – before my brainstorming led me to cookies! There isn’t a child who wouldn’t love them!
I was making these for toddlers so a sweet treat within cookies like M&M’s or chocolate chips is a must. This particular recipe is actually a basic cookie recipe. You can add to it whatever your child likes – chocolate chips, nuts, raisins and yes M&M’s as well.
Chewy M&M’s Whole Wheat Cookies/ Cadbury Gems Cookies
4 dozen cookies
What You Will Need
2 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (you must have noticed that I currently obsessed with whole wheat and I am using it wherever I can. In case you are not so much into whole wheat you can simply use all purpose flour of the same quantity)
1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature (leave it out of the refrigerator 2-3 hours before preparation)
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup powdered brown sugar (brown sugar does add a distinct taste but it isn’t necessary. You can substitute it with the same amount of regular powdered sugar)
2 eggs (at room temperature)
1 1/2 cup M&M’s or Cadbury Gems (actually there’s no upper cap on this quantity, you can add as much as you like!)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
How to Go About It
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (or 190 degrees C).
Whisk butter to make it a little creamy.
Add in both sugar, eggs and vanilla extract and combine everything well.
Add in flour, baking soda and salt and mix so that everything is well incorporated, Avoid over mixing.
Add in the M&M’s (or Cadbury Gems) and distribute them evenly throughout the batter.
Scoop up a little cookie dough using an ice cream scoop. If you are comfortable working with your hands, you can also make small round balls.
Bake for 10 minutes. The cookies would have got a golden brown hue around their edges by now.
Take the cookies out from the oven and cool for 5 minutes on the same baking sheet completely. Remove from the baking sheet and cool completely on a cooling rack.