I've been playing in the kitchen again. Which is good for you, and my family, because I came up with another fantastic cookie recipe.
I bake a lot, but something about Fall makes me want to bake all the time. Literally. Like I want to bake every night. Which is kinda bad because we don't need oodles of treats laying around. So much temptation...
These chocolate M&M cookie bars are to die for. Seriously super easy to make and you only dirty up one bowl. And they take less than 10 minutes to bake, which means you they'll be ready to eat quicker.
Recipe written by The Chef Next Door
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup mini M&M's
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat and set aside.
In a large bowl stir together the oil, both sugars, egg and the vanilla. Add the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt to the wet mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined.
Divide the dough in half and shape each half into a rectangle, roughly 15 inches long. Make sure the two sections are a few inches apart as they will spread when baked. Sprinkle the mini M&M's all over the top of the dough and then press them into the dough gently.
Bake the cookies for 8-9 minutes. Remove them from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes, then cut into strips. (I find this is easiest with a pizza cutter!)
Leave them on the baking sheet until completely cooled. Store in an airtight container.