Friday, September 11, 2015

Easy Cookies for Late Night Cravings--No, Really--EEEEASSSY

Have you ever been craving something sweet late at night. You really want something to munch on while you're watching Netflix or engrossed in your latest read? (Story of my life right there). You hit up Pinterest and look over your dessert board for some inspiration. You find The BEST Cookie Recipe Ever. You think that sounds perfect and start reading through the recipe to make sure you have all the ingredients, "Flour? Check. Sugar? Check. Eggs? Check. Room Temperature Butter? Um...I have cold butter in the fridge." 

If you're anything like me you've actually Googled about melted butter which only leads you to a different recipe that allows for melted butter but then calls for some time consuming detail like refrigeration for x amount of time. 

I'm not denying that these cookie recipes aren't amazing. They probably are. But if you want something to snack on now the recipe I have for you today is a GAME.CHANGER. No, I promise. It takes 15 minutes from start to finish (depending on how long it takes your oven to preheat). And that's it. These are delicious and they might just become your new "go-to" recipe for cookies--even not late night snacks. I know they are mine. I am just so excited to share this super easy recipe with you. (An added bonus: It's a really great recipe to get your kids involved in--one bowl, minimal ingredients, easy to make!) 

peanut butter m&m cookies

 I played around on Pinterest and found a common base recipe for almond butter chocolate chip cookies--like this one. They turned out amazing. I played around with the recipe (and plan to do some more--so expect more recipes to come your way;) 

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

You'll Need:
1 Cup Peanut/Almond Butter (You don't need PB with added sugar--Just homemade or all natural peanut butter works, but you can add the sugary stuff if you'd like.)

1 Large Egg

1 TSP Baking Soda

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup (or to desired taste/consistency) M & M Candies

1/2 Cup (or to desired taste/consistency) Oatmeal (This is totally optional. It does mess with the consistency of the dough a bit, so you'd have to play around with it to get it to your liking. We enjoyed the cookies and found them every bit as delicious, but they did tend to fall apart easily with the addition of the oatmeal.)

Preheat oven to 350. Combine PB, sugar, egg, and baking powder until creamy/smooth. Fold in oatmeal and candies. Mix until combined. Scoop spoonfuls of dough onto greased cookie sheet and gently press down on each roll of dough to make sure the dough sticks together and is combined. Bake for 8 minutes and allow time to cool.

Recipe yields a dozen cookies (and maybe a spoonful of dough for you to taste test if you're into that sort of thing-*wink*)

That's it--six ingredients, super easy prep, low baking time, and delicious cookies ready for you to enjoy in minutes--literally. 

Pretty please give these a shot and if do-let me know.

What is your go-to cookie recipe? 

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