My youngest does not remember the last time the Green Bay Packers were in the Super Bowl…yes, it’s been that long…and he was just a wee one. Cheesehead chicken was the classic choice for our entree this Super Bowl Sunday, but I hadn’t come up with an appropriate dessert till a facebook friend posted about NFL M&M’s. I secretly ordered a few bags to surprise the family. They were delighted with the cookies…and the full candy dish! The only glitch was that these special M&M’s did not hold up in the oven…the Packer logos smeared even when I waited to add them during the last minutes of cooking. I, apparently, was the only one who cared about this…they are disappearing quickly!
Super Bowl M&M Cookies…adapted from mms.com
1 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2-2 cups M&Ms
Preheat oven to 350º. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Cream butter and sugars till light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt till thoroughly combined. Add 1-1/2 cups of M&M’s and mix in.
Scoop out balls equal to about 2 tablespoons (I used a cookie disher). Top with 3-5 M&M’s. I found that the logo M&M’s do not hold up to heat…if you use those, you need to press your reserved candies into the cookies immediately after they’re removed from the oven.
Bake about 12 minutes. Cool for a couple minutes on cookie sheet, and then remove to cooling rack. Makes about 2 dozen large cookies.