Thursday, October 6, 2011

Random Acts of Kindness-Peanut Butter Chocolate M&M Cookies

Last Sunday, my husband and I went and saw Courageous. It was absolutely amazing and I strongly encourage any parent to go see it. It's specifically tailored to Dad's but, as a wife and a mom, I also got so much out of it. On the way to the movie, we bought a bag of Peanut Butter M&Ms but, little did we know, this would not be a movie for sitting and munching candy. The theater was completely silent and the bag of candy sat un-opened in my purse. 

Today I found a recipe online for Peanut Butter M&M cookies. I tweeked it a little, adding some almond extract instead of vanilla. I also crushed up the M&Ms because they were the giant kind and we are taking the cookies to a senior center tomorrow. Sure, the cookies would probably look way prettier with un-crushed candies but, I crushed them anyway. 

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup softened butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups candy-coated milk chocolate pieces, crushed

In a large bowl, mix sugar, eggs, shortening, and vanilla thoroughly. Add flour, salt, and baking soda to creamed mixture. Blend well. Add M&M candies. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 9 to 11 minutes, to your liking.

This little miss was hanging out with me while I cooked and I couldn't help but, take her picture. I love how her hair is starting to get longer.
 I didn't eat cookies so, I had Judah test them for me. 
 He approved.

 For today's Random Act of Kindness, I packed a few of them up and put them in a special person's bag when they weren't looking tonight at my MOPS meeting. It felt so sneaky and it was SO fun!!!
 Tomorrow we will be taking packaged cookies to the Senior Center where my mom works and handing them out. I'm super excited to be able to do this with Judah. He's excited too, because he knows he gets to eat cookies with "elderly" people. 

4 comments:

  1. Oh my. These look so good. So glad I found this. Thanks for posting the recipe Angela. Going to try these this weekend! :)

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  2. i love the picture of the cookies!

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  3. so fun....thanks for posting this special recipe and all the fun around it

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  4. SO appreciated your sneaky treat. Tried to catch you to say thanks when I discovered them, but you were already gone! LOVED them! So did my hubby. Thank you!

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