Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Giant M & M Easter Cookie
I got the call everyone wants to get from their accountant today. We are getting money back! Hooray!! Now the big question is do we save it or spend it? I am sure my husband and I will have very different ideas. I made this dessert to celebrate our good news and to get me in the mood for Easter which will be here very soon. My husband is a big Peep fan so he was happy to see this sitting on the kitchen counter when he came home from work.
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1-1/2 tsp vanilla
2-1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
12 oz. bag of m and m's
10 peeps in color of your choice
5 tsp fluff marshmallow spread
Spray circular baking pan with PAM. A pizza pan is perfect. Set aside. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt to a bowl and set aside. To a mixing bowl add the butter, and sugar and brown sugar and blend until combined. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix. Add the flour mixture and mix again until everything is combined.
Add in the chocolate chips and M and M's. Mix together with a spoon or spatula.
Spoon into prepared pan and spread out dough so whole pan is covered and smooth and evenly distributed.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until cookie starts to brown. Let cookie cool. Apply Peeps to cookie all around the edge by putting a little bit of fluff marshmallow spread on the bottom of each Peep so it will stick to the cookie.