Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Halloween Treat

I made some cute treats for some friend s for Halloween. I found this cute idea for using the halloween colored mm's in the jar and just had to make them. I added a Happy Halloween and spide vinyl stickers to the jar to bring it all together. this was a fun sunday afternoon activity for my daughter and I . My mom wants to do a chistmas version so I am already thinking about how to make those even cuter.

Here is the recipe I used...

1 1/3 cup all purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup & leveled
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup cooking oats
3/4 cup m&ms
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 – 1/2 cup chopped pecans (Optional)
Stir all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

(This is what you put on a tag for the people to add to their cookies)
1 slightly beaten egg
1/2 cup butter (melted slightly in the microwave)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Use the back of a large spoon to work it all together. You may even need to use your hands to get everything incorporated.

Then roll the cookie dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, place on a parchment covered baking sheet (I just used a greased baking sheet) and bake for about 10 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven. I got about 26-28 cookies out of these.