Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Yesterday was my dear friend Annie‘s birthday! She is the queen of homemade cards and mails me something for every single holiday and special occasion. I wanted to return the favor for once and send her a special package. I had a small present for her, but a package from me isn’t complete without something from my kitchen. I’ve been exploring what baked goods travel well, since my usual go-to (cupcakes) doesn’t really work.

A couple of months ago I made self-frosting Nutella cupcakes for another friend’s birthday package, but since Annie is obsessed with Christmas, a Christmas-y cookie seems like a better thing to make. I used Christmas colored M&Ms to make these cookies, but not just plain M&Ms – peanut butter filled M&Ms! They have so many flavors of M&Ms now (cinnamon, mint, pretzel, almond, etc.) and I thought that since plain M&Ms work in a cookie, so would a filled kind. Plus, Annie loves peanut butter, so I figured she’d enjoy a peanut butter surprise in each bite.

Have you ever mailed a baked good? What did you send and did it arrive in one piece?

Recipe:

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Makes about 2 dozen cookies

  • 3⁄4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 3⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter M&Ms
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Beat butter, egg and vanilla extract together in large bowl.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and both sugars in a medium bowl.
  4. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture and mix until combined. Fold in the M&Ms by hand.
  5. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto baking sheets. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until edges turn golden brown.

4 Comments on Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

  1. Anne
    December 10, 2011 at 4:01 am (4 years ago)

    Oh, very colourful :) I want some!

    Reply
  2. Emily @ Life on Food
    December 11, 2011 at 1:18 pm (4 years ago)

    I made some M&M cookies this weekend with red and green. So festive! I imagine peanut butter made them extra special.

    Reply
  3. Lacy
    December 12, 2011 at 10:33 am (4 years ago)

    Yes please!! I could totally eat a whole batch of these on my own. Dangerously delicious! YUM!!

    Reply
  4. Chung-Ah @ Damn Delicious
    December 12, 2011 at 1:13 pm (4 years ago)

    These cookies look so great. They’re simple to make, have the wonderful Christmas colors of red and green, and I’m sure they’re just filled with peanut butter goodness!

    Reply

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