As you may remember, B and I recently babysat our niece and nephew. They spent the night at our downtown apartment and were in awe of everything downtown – from the trolley to the lake – which made for a fun sleepover.
What else made for a fun sleepover? I had a baking buddy! That’s right, Sofia and I baked cookies together. She was an awesome helper – helping sort through m&ms (to find the non-crushed ones for me), helping pour sugar, and also even helping to shape the dough! Oliver tried to help – but he ended up just eating lots of m&ms. Oh well, there’s still time for him to learn!
We ended up making some fun colored m&m sugar cookies. Sofia and I decided that with the crushed up AND full candies they looked like confetti - and confetti m&m sugar cookies were born! Here you go. I highly recommend you bake them with your favorite niece/nephew or baking buddy!
Confetti m&m Sugar Cookies
Here’s what you need:
- ½ c butter
- ½ c shortening
- ½ c granulated sugar
- ½ c powdered sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 ½ c m&ms (1 c crushed, ½ c whole)
- ½ c white chocolate chips
- ½ c any of your other favorite candy (crushed, optional)
Here’s what you do:
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease baking sheets or spray with a nonstick spray like butter flavored Pam!
- Take about 1 c. of M&Ms and crush them. I tried using my blender but that didn’t work so I put them in a bag and smashed them with a meat mallet. Very good way to beat the stress! Set aside the ½ c remaining M&Ms and keep whole.
- Sift the flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar together in a large bowl and set aside.
- In the bowl of a standing mixer, cream together butter, shortening, white sugar and confectioners’ sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Beat in the egg and the vanilla.
- Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and blend.
- Add in crushed m&ms, whole m&ms, white chocolate chips and your other favorite candy. I know, it’s hard to choose just one. I crushed a few Butterfinger bars (this time in the blender) for my other candy.
- Shape dough into rounded tablespoon-sized balls and place on the prepared baking sheets.
- Bake at 375 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool, then enjoy!