Check out these awesome Valentine cookies! Chock-full of M&M’s™, drizzled in white chocolate and fairy dusted with sprinkles.
These M&M sugar cookies are so easy to make because they start with a mix. Get the kids in on the act by letting them help decorate.
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So, here’s life in the midwest for ya. Two days ago it got up to 69°. Then yesterday, one day later mind you, it snowed. Right now it’s 28°. Tomorrow they’re predicting 61°! Go figure.
So what do we do here in the midwest when it’s 28°? We bake! I think a batch of cookies is in order. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I’m dressing them up in all of the colors of the holiday.
Remember decorating a box at school to get all of your Valentines in? Do they still do that? Or am I giving away the fact that I grew up in the Dark Ages?
I’m using Bright White Candy Melts by Wilton because I love how they melt and drizzle. But you can use white chocolate chips. Just be careful not to overheat them, the sugar will start to caramelize and turn brown.
These cookies are easily adapted for any occasion . Check out these other colors of candy melts you can get. They come in a huge assortment of colors that always stay true. Swap the M&M’s and the sprinkles and BOOM! A cookie for all seasons!
Start by mixing the cookie dough. Plan enough time to let the butter soften.
Stir in half of the M&M’s. I use my KitchenAid but you can do it by hand.
Press the dough evenly in a 9 x 13 inch pan that’s been sprayed (bottom only) with cooking spray.
Then sprinkle on the rest of the M&M”s.
Bake for 20-22 minutes. Don’t over bake or they get hard.
Let the cookies cool completely before you drizzle on the Candy Melts or else it will all slide off. If you can’t wait that long, go ahead and snitch a naked one. I won’t tell.
After the cookies have cooled, melt the Candy Melts; there are instructions on the package. I like to melt mine in a metal bowl (glass works well too) over simmering water.
I think it melts the best that way and I never have to worry about it seizing or scorching.
Drizzle your melted Candy Melts over the cooled cookies. Immediately sprinkle on the sprinkles so that they stick nicely.
Try to get them on chocolate but don’t get too OCD. You can always shake off the extras and put them back in the jar. Or not. Whatever you like.