Sunday, October 19, 2008

Pink M&M Cookies for my Zetas!

I am extremely lucky to have joined a sorority in college, Zeta Tau Alpha. Not only have I made some friends for life, but I have been able to really get involved in Breast Cancer Philantropic Events, as that is our national philanthropy. Because of the many college bakesales and events, I was a veteran in pink ribbon cooking long before my mom ever got breast cancer.
When I found out her race was in Charlotte, I knew I'd have to go and have some of my sorority sisters join me in cheering her on, as I went to school in Hickory, NC, about an hour away.
However, in order to get them to come, I promised baked goods... So I decided to use the extra M&M's and make some cookies! I used the Levain copycat recipe. These cookies are delicious, they're moist and dense, but at the same time they're cakey and soft. I based my recipe off of a Levain bakery copycat recipe.

Pink M&M Cookies

1 c. unsalted butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. light brown sugar
2 eggs at room temp.
1 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 c. flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 c. pink M&Ms

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and sugars for 2-3 minutes. Scrape down sides.
Add in vanilla, turn mixer on medium, add eggs one at a time.
Add in salt, baking poweder and soda.
Slowly add in flour and most of the M&M's.
Place dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Roll dough into walnut sized balls, place on a greased cookie sheet, press extra M&M's into the dough so they are on top and visable.
Bake for 14 minutes, or until golden and puffy.


Maryanna said...

Those are so cute. I've never thought to use pink M&Ms for cookies. What a great idea!

Anonymous said...

MMM Those are adorable. I love the blog and all of your yummy recipes!

Meg said...

Love the pink M&Ms and the wonderful cause!

Jen said...

These look great. That's awesome that your mom is doing the Avon walk. I've been thinking about signing up for it here in Boston.

I'm hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness event (link here) this month and would love if you submitted some of your tasty pink treats.

Stephanie said...

I didn't know you were a ZTA! ZTA really is the best!

Ranee said...

It's good seeing all you are making to support your mom.

Is it terrible that my husband suggested that you put one pink m&m in the middle of each cookie.

Kelly said...

Those are beautiful and even better that they represent such a great cause. I was also in a sorority in college (Gamma Phi Beta) so if your sisters are genuine, and I am sure they are, they'll join you cookies or not. You're making me think I should make some M&M cookies sometime soon.