M&M Cookies

I think it’s some sort of rule that any cookies made for a New Years Eve party must be bright and colorful. To celebrate the coming of 2012, I made these M&M cookies.

M&M Cookies (taken from Kokocooks and changed)

Makes 48-55 cookies (depending on size)

  • 3/4 cup Country Crock Light butter spread or softened butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar or sucralose sweetener
  • 1 large egg (We’re out of eggs so I used ground flax as an egg replacer.)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup M&Ms (The original recipe called for 2 cups, but I had difficulty getting cookies to hold together with one cup. Feel free to add more if you like.)

Preheat oven 350 F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together butter, applesauce, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla.

In another bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix. Stir in the M&Ms.

Using a spoon, drop cookies of about a tablespoon onto cookie sheets, two inches apart (my cookies didn’t spread much at all). Bake for 10-13 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks.

The bleeding dye from the M&Ms may not make these cookies the prettiest, but you can’t deny that they’re colorful!