M&M shortbread cookies were the sweet treat I was looking for the other day. Well, almost. I was looking to completely copy a cookie I had eaten a few weeks ago at Cora’s piano recital. It was the perfect M&M blend of sweet and chocolatey, with an almost dry cookie crust.
In a nutshell, it was really, really good.
These M&M shortbread cookies were my attempt at recreating those cookies. While they weren’t the perfect match to those cookies, they were close and they tasted wonderful. I mean, there are M&M’s in them; it has to be a great recipe at some level.
I enjoy creating and trying to make new things. I think the key for my baking and cooking is not to make them too complicated. My life is busy and crazy as it is. I really don’t have time for complicated recipes. That is part of the beauty of these M&M Shortbread Cookies. (Besides the fact they have M&M’s in them.)
They are easy to put together.
Of course, I don’t need much of an excuse to put M&M’s in a recipe like these M&M cookies. Easy recipe with M&M’s. Gotta love it.
For these cookies, you could use your own favorite sugar cookie recipe. I liked this recipe because they are more of a shortbread type cookie which pairs well with the chocolate layer. I believe a more sugary sugar cookie would be too sweet. (Did that make sense?) 🙂
Pack these delicious cookies in your child’s lunch box for school or your husband’s lunch for work. It would be a special treat for your family.
M&M Shortbread Cookies
- 1 cup butter (softened)
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
For Chocolate Layer
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
- M &M's
Mix together butter, egg, sugar and vanilla.
Stir in the flour and baking powder.
Add in 1 tablespoon water if needed so all dough sticks together.
Take 2/3 of dough and spread in a 9x13 cake pan.
Bake in a 350* oven for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, over low heat, stir together milk and chocolate chips until chips are melted.
Remove cookie from oven and pour chocolate mixture on top.
Take the rest of the cookie dough and sprinkle over top of chocolate layer.
Add M&M's to top of bars.
Bake for 15 minutes or until top is lightly brown.