Sunday, February 17, 2013

Cherry M&M Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Woot!   This is my 100th post here on Traveler in the Kitchen.   Last spring, I decided that my love of food needed its own outlet and here we are.  Yay Food!

There was a meme going around about February 15th being half off candy day.  

It's true.   Just by the virtue of being in a bag with hearts on it, I found cherry M&M's at half off.   But what to do with them?    During the same grocery store visit, I found a jumbo, slightly damaged, Hershey bar that was on clearance.    Chocolate chunk cookies?   Must be a sign.

What You Need

1 box (16.5oz) dark chocolate fudge cake mix
2 large eggs
1/2 cup butter/margarine, melted
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 (4.4 oz) jumbo Hershey bar, chopped
3/4 cup cherry M&Ms

*if you live at altitude, like I do, add 2T flour to your cookie batter so they don't look flat and sad

What You Do

Preheat oven to 350.    Line your baking sheets with silicone baking mats for easy baking and cleanup.

In a large bowl combine all ingredients and stir until combined.   Drop by the spoonful (the bigger the spoon, the bigger the cookie...I used my standard kitchen spoons the kind that you stir your coffee with).    Bake for 12 minutes.  Let cool on the cookie sheet for a minute or two and then allow to cool on a cooling rack.

These are especially delicious hot and gooey right out of the oven - you might need a spoon.

Happy 50% Candy Day!

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