So, I don’t want to sound all melodramatic or anything, but here is the deal.
These are the BEST. HOLIDAY. COOKIE. EVER.
Seriously, I kid you not. When it comes to baking, I love the classics. There’s nothing better than those recipes that you make year after year, party after party, because they’re just so delicious that you can’t imagine the holidays without them. Which is exactly these: the perfect, gooey sugar cookie, topped with some melty, chocolatey M&Ms.
And even cuter: these custom holiday MY M&M’s designs! You can create your own custom designs on MyMMs.com — in keeping with the classic theme of these cookies, I went with the quintessential holiday picks, red, green and white, with little snowmen and Happy Holidays messages! But I’ll be repeating this recipe with little blue and white ones when the new baby comes along (you can order those too)!
MY M&M’s Holiday Cookies
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup shortening
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cups personalized MY M&M’s
In a large bowl, mix the sugar, eggs, shortening, and vanilla. Add flour, salt, and baking soda to the creamed mixture and blend until smooth.
Drop dough by teaspoonful onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment or silipat. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 9 minutes. When the cookies are out of the oven, but before they’ve cooled, gently press three M&Ms into the top of each cookie. Serve!
There are very few things I love more than a chocolate truffle. It’s one of the few recipes that tastes better when it’s a little sloppy and homemade — there’s something so incredibly delicious about this easy, handmade recipe.
Besides, how could a recipe that just uses three ingredients not be irresistable? I bet you have most of these in your kitchen now — what better excuse to make them for your Golden Globes viewing party on Sunday?
I’m so excited for these videos — they’re a lot of work, but I’m having a ton of fun learning how to do them! If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them!
12 ounces chocolate, chopped
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract For toppings:
In a small saucepan, melt the chocolate and vanilla for 1-2 minutes. Pour in the cream and stir for approximately 4 minutes, or until smooth.
Refrigerate for 2 hours. Roll each truffle into a ball between your palms, and then roll them in the toppings. Serve and enjoy!
I hope you’re all having a wonderful day with family, friends, food and lots of holiday cheer! Chad and I are enjoying a little time off in Connecticut with my family — someday I hope to decorate our house for the holidays as beautifully as my mom does!
Wishing everyone a happy holiday season and lots of wonderful things in 2013!