Tuesday, March 10, 2015

rainbow m&m cookies

simple is not exactly easy for me.
i tend to over think things, over analyze and overdo.

this becomes quite the problem with me when i watch movies with my 16-yr-old daughter.
i don't exactly like movies that make you think. 
(minion movie all the way!)

recently we watched "the theory of everything" movie and i was trying so hard to think how that black hole theory worked with all the talk of time relativity and beginning of the universe and galaxies that halfway into the movie i was once again in the thought frame of 
"ok so what's going on now? i'm so confused!"
then upon leaving the movie my daughter explains not only the movie in general, but also the black hole and beginning of the universe theory, and adds the theory of my-over-thinking-that-inevitably-ruins-intellectual-movies-such-as-this-one theory".

only this is not a theory but in fact,
a fact.
ugh. why can't i keep it simple sometimes?

anyway, this leads me to these cookies.
i couldn't believe it's so simple.
and yet so delicious.
the melt-in-your-mouth kind of delicious.
these cookies only need this:
you can see the full recipe here.
but here's a quick synopsis.

and... and.. and...
hey wait a sec?!
that's it?
but where are all the hundred and one other tutorial pics i usually make?

and what if you use large m&m's?
can you use frosting?
can you use sprinkles instead of m&m's?
can you make mini size ones?
can you make extra large ones?
can you bake it as bars?
can you substitute unbleached for all purpose flour or use cake flour or another kind of flour?
or do you even have to use flour and just make it a 
2-ingredient recipe?!?!?!
can you...?
can you...?
can you...?!?!?!?!?!?!

oh goodness!
think i'll just go have a cookie and 
watch a non-thinking movie.


  1. What a cute idea and I love that you kept it simple. I ALWAYS overthink things to the point of driving my family crazy! :)

    1. i almost didn't post these cuz the simplicity bugged me-lol oh and i wouldn't knock down your overthinking at all Kim-i see what you do and i say KEEP overthinking! ;)

  2. I love the simple ideas..sometimes i drive mySELF crazy! These are so colorfully cute! :)

    1. i constantly drive myself crazy so i feel your pain-haha good thing we understand each other huh Karen? heehee well at least these cookies really are yummy and that's all that counts-the pics are "meh"-i need your telescope binocular microscope lens you use for your pics! LOL

  3. Fantastic little gems!! But I'm astounded. You made the cookie dough.....FROM SCRATCH!!!!!! Whoa, BBFF! What's up with THAT?? Just another side to your multi-faceted genius!! Love these! Dona

    1. HAHA! i had to try out that 3 ingredient cookie cuz that's the base for the lemon bars i make which is my fave part of the bars itself! believe it or not i bake a lot from scratch but i hradly post it cuz i find it boring! LOL i'm so weird. good thing you get me BBFF (i think?!-lol)

  4. These look amazing. Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

    1. oh geeze thank you Cheryl! i actually whipped the butter too long which is why they spread more than the original recipe but heck they sure still melted n my mouth! thank you thank you for commenting again! sending you one of these yummy virtual cookies now...:)

  5. So yummy-looking and colorful (:

    1. thank you Andie! next time i'm using regular size m&m's so maybe when the cookie spreads the m&m's will be closer together :)

  6. These are so cute! I'm glad I found this post at My Favorite Things :)

    1. i'm glad you came by too Lisa! thank you SO much! :)

  7. Oh my gosh! These are so cute!!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  8. I'm always up for a good cookie! Thanks for sharing this awesome post at Totally Terrific Tuesday Link Party. If you haven't linked up this week, be sure to stop by. The party is still going on! Enjoy the rest of your week!
    Christie ~ Sparkles of Sunshine

    1. thank you Christie! these babies totally melt in your mouth :)


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