I think I managed to nip the problem in the bud today. Instead of making M&M Cookies (a staple around here), we made an M&M cookie pie!
It was nice to see a Pyrex dish get some use around here. I have a whole cabinet of them and most haven't been used. A Pyrex plus is that I could lift the pie up and check underneath to make sure it was done!
Cream together 3/4 cup butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar.
Add 1 egg and 1 tablespoon vanilla and mix.
Add 1 cup of All Purpose Flour, 1 pinch of salt, and 1/4 tsp baking soda and mix well.
Stir in 1 cup of M&Ms- and I mean STIR, your mixer will break up the candies, which doesn't affect the pie but it's not as fun!
Pour into pie dish and bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. I have a gas oven. It's temperamental. Keep an eye on your pie while it bakes.
I did not take step by step pics. If you need them, go find a Baking 101 blog. You shouldn't need to :)
I did however snap a pic of this option step...lick the paddle clean! She begged, and I gave in.
|excuse the *awful* front camera iPhone pic! 5-year-old insisted I take a photo of myself.|
It's pretty good. The cookie part isn't super-sweet, but the M&Ms make up for it.