As soon as I saw M&M’s had a “Boo-tterscotch” flavor M&M for Halloween, I knew I had to get my hands on a bag! Immediately I knew I wanted to make just a good ol’ M&M cookie using these. I mean who doesn’t love an M&M cookie?! I obviously bake a lot, because that’s what people know me for since I am always bringing desserts to a party or baking treats for the guys at work or the fire department. I love to bake because the preciseness and science behind baking. You can’t just throw a bunch of ingredients in a bowl and hope they turn into a great cookie. Besides baking, I do love to cook too. I get asked a lot if I also cook and I do! I have quite a few tried and true dinner recipes that I plan on sharing here on the blog as well. But until then we have cookies to bake! And these are gooooooood. I love a nice, soft pillowy cookie, and you know how I achieved that in this recipe? Instant Vanilla Pudding powder! Say what?!?! Yep. If you have never tried this, then you definitely need to. The pudding powder gives the cookie such a nice texture with just a hint of vanilla. Important note here: we are not making the pudding—just using the DRY instant pudding powder. The cookie dough flavor is fairly neutral, which I thought would mesh well with boo-tterscotch because I wanted these M&M’s to be the star of this cookie. Okay I can’t stop staying “Booooooooo-tterscotch.” I walk around the house saying, “boo-tterscotch, boo-tterscotch, boo-tterscotch.” I think I just scared my poor dog…or maybe not…Jack is used to my craziness. Jack is ready for Halloween and he likes dressing up (no really—I swear). Last year Jack was super dog for Halloween and he wore that costume like the 6-pound badass that he is.
Awwww isn’t he the cutest?! I have a Great Dane too, but he stays outside. I am super OCD about the house being spotless and clean. Jack is clean and doesn’t shed….Mookie….whoa. He would destroy my house like a Tasmanian devil while leaving a trail of dog hair behind. Yeah no. I love my dog, but I also love a clean house. And Mookie has a custom built dog house outside that I can barely get him out of. He has a huge backyard, with a very large lawn to run around on, and about 95% of the time I go out in the backyard, I find Mookie either laying in his dog run or in his dog house. Go figure.
Anyways. Cookies….booooooooooooo-tterscotch cookies! I found my Boo-tterscotch M&M’s at Target. NOTE: if you don’t like the super sweet flavor of butterscotch, get a different flavor of M&M’s. These are very sweet, butterscotchy flavored cookies. These cookies would be such a cute Halloween treat for the kids!
You need these two goodies to make these cookies (but really any M&M of your choice will work!).
Mmmmmm…cookie dough. I think I like cookie dough better than baked cookies. Anyone else is this club with me?!
Time to pop these balls of goodness into the oven!
Boo-tterscotch M&M CookiesPrint Recipe
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup egg substitute (or 1 egg), room temperature
- 3/4 teaspoon imitation vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon butter extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix (not Cook and Serve--see picture for reference), DRY
- pinch of nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup Boo-tterscotch M&M's
Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream your butter on medium until pale and glossy in color. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add both sugars. Cream mixture until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla extract (I used imitation because it gives it a more bakery flavor, but you can use regular vanilla extract) and butter extract to the sugar mixture. Mix until combined. With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour, DRY pudding mix, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. Mix on low until just barely combined. You do not want to over mix your dough! Remove the bowl from the mixer and stir in the chocolate chips and Boo-tterstoch M&M's by hand.
Use a medium sized cookie scoop to scoop dough onto prepared baking sheets. Place cookie dough balls at least a few inches apart.
Bake in 350-degree oven for 10-12 minutes, or until cooked through (may depend on how big or small you make your cookies). Let cookies cool and set on the cookie sheet before transferring cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Store cookies in air tight container at room temperature.
Cooooooooookies (said in my best Cookie Monster voice)!
Boo to you if you don’t go make these now! Just kidding! I will still love you, but you will be missing out on one of the best cookies you will ever taste!
Now who needs to go Trick-or-Treating when you have these cookies?! Just kidding. Go Trick-or-Treating… and then bring me any leftover candy you have—because I think 35-years old is too old to go Trick-or-Treating? So tell me….what was your favorite candy to get when you went Trick-or-Treating? Do you still does up for Halloween? If you are, what are you dressing up as this year?! Leave me a comment!
M&M’s for the win! All this yumminess served on my super cute Wilmax porcelain plates! Click here to check out their website and to buy your own! Thanksgiving is coming and Wilmax has everything you need to serve your Thanksgiving feast!