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Basic Sugar Cookies (Or M&M Cookies)

I’ve been baking a lot lately. I thought that since I tend to modify things to make them so my kids will eat them, maybe I should put some of them here in my blog.

I’ll start with my simple sugar cookie recipe. It takes only about five minutes to prepare and only five minutes to bake (per sheet, of course). It has to be one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever come across. Because my kids love M&M cookies, I’ve been adding them into it too. They don’t last long around here. I think of all the things I bake, these have to be the kids’ favorite…

Homemade M&M Cookies

Here’s my sugar cookie recipe:

1/2 cup butter/margarine
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups flour

Cream butter & sugar. Add egg, salt and vanilla. Add flour & soda (it’s always best to mix them together first). Roll it into balls, place on a cookie sheet and squash them. Bake at 375 degrees for 5 minutes.

I’ve been stirring in anywhere from 1/2 to 3/4 cup of M&Ms or Smarties but you can add (or not) anything you like!

I wrote this recipe out from one of my Mom’s cookbook years ago just after I left home. Every now and then, I’d get a craving for cookie dough (it’s great on ice cream) so I’d whip up a batch. Most of the dough never saw an oven. Yep, I’m a nutbar. I never worried about getting sick from eating raw egg. The dough tastes so good, you don’t even think about it being in there. Besides, don’t some of those crazy health nuts drink raw eggs for breakfast?

Guess cookie dough could be considered the breakfast of champions – Armchair Champions that is… *wink*

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