Where I found it: Inspired by the back of Valentine milk chocolate M&M’s package
These cookies are so fun to make; they are easy, delicious, and they make a perfect treat for all ages, whether you need to bake something sweet for a crowd, or just want to give someone a yummy gift!
I just made these fun cookies when my nieces were visiting around Valentine’s this month. But the first time I made these was for my husband (then boyfriend) 5 years ago for our first Valentine’s together. He loved them and so did I (I kept a few for myself ;) But I don’t think they have to be reserved for Valentine’s Day. You could make these for just about any holiday by picking cookie cutter shapes and M&M colors that suit the occasion. And, of course, if you prefer, you could always make a sugar cookie dough from scratch instead of using a mix like I did! The possibilities are vast!
I have to warn you: I used chocolate chips for melting, and it came out very dense, which coated the cookies very thickly…this makes for an extremely rich cookie! When I first brought these out, everyone ate two, but we soon regretted it, as one would have been plenty. Next time I make these I will attempt to make a genuine (and hopefully thinner) “dipping chocolate”, such as this one.
What you need:
1 (18 0z) package sugar cookie mix, plus ingredients called for on the package, OR a homemade sugar cookie dough
3 cups (about 18 oz.) chocolate chips (milk, semi-sweet, or dark) OR any solid chocolate candy, such as Dove® brand; OR use any dipping chocolate of your choice.
About 1 cup M&M’s
What to do:
- Prepare cookie dough, cut into shapes, and bake as directed by your chosen package or recipe.
- Once cookies are cool, melt chocolate chips (this can be done in the microwave or on the stove.)
- Dip one side of each cookie into melted chocolate, then place on parchment paper (You could also “paint” the chocolate on with a knife or pastry brush.) Sprinkle a few M&M’s over the melted chocolate on each cookie.
- Place cookies on parchment paper to allow chocolate to harden.