M&M'S Heart Print Cookies

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Show that special someone how much they’re loved by giving them a box full of beautiful heart-shaped cookies – filled with Milk Chocolate M&M’S in Valentine’s Day colours.

16

Yield

40 min

Duration

Easy

Difficulty

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INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 egg

2 tbsp milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup course pink sugar

1 cup M&M'S Milk Chocolate Candies

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Using electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat together butter, granulated and brown sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg; stir in milk and vanilla.

2. In separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt; beat into butter mixture, on low speed, until dough comes together.

3. Roll dough into 3/4-inch balls (each about .75 oz). Arrange balls (two per cookie) so that they are touching on one side, about 2 inches apart, on parchment paper–lined baking sheets. Press thumb into each ball to create elongated diagonal indentation; form the bottom of each cookie to create heart shape.

4. Sprinkle each cookie with pink sugar. Arrange M&M’S inside indentations.

5. Bake, in batches, for 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Let cool on baking sheet for 1 minute. Transfer to rack; let cool completely.

Tips:

Roll enough cookies for one baking sheet; while it’s in the oven, work on rolling and shaping the remaining dough.

Add 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon or cardamom for a warm spice flavor if desired.

For homemade pink sugar, add a few drops of red food coloring to granulated sugar.