Thursday, February 26, 2015

Breakfast of Champions

I awoke at my usual time this morning, about 6:30 am, and Frank brought me a cup of coffee.  I caught up on my Words with Friends and Trivia Crack, yes....I am an addict...and then sent Jackie a text asking if she can drive to Zumba today as one of our cars is down.  I got up to refill my coffee cup and as I walked into the kitchen I heard...."pssst, over here".  I looked around, saw laundry folded on the kitchen table waiting to be put away and thought....okay, I will get to you after this next cup of coffee.

I proceeded to pour my coffee, into my cup adorned with my Little there is a great way to start each morning....and I heard again, "Hey, we are over here".  I took a second look around and saw the basket of unfolded clothes next to the folded clothes. Using a very stern voice in my mind....I told them they could wait!!!  Then I heard it again behind me....I turned around and there they were. The cookies I made yesterday to drop off for this week's fish fry.

Now, this was more like it!!!  They didn't need to wait until I was done with my coffee. They could join me with my coffee!  "Yes, yes"...I told that little voice in my mind that kept telling me I ate too many cookies last night.  "I know" I told it as it reminded me that I was going to Zumba in a couple hours.  "Quiet" I said as they told me I didn't even have breakfast yet.  They just would not shut I ate them!  That took care of that!

Seriously these cookies are hard to resist.  They are more like fudge with little pieces of M&M's scattered throughout.  I found the recipe on the back of a bag on miniature M&M's that I had gotten for free with a coupon.

Chocolate Mini M&M Cookies
adapted from back of bag

2 sticks butter, softened
1 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
2  c. flour
1/3 c. cocoa
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 3/4 c. miniature M&M's

Cream together butter and sugars.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Mix together dry ingredients into a small bowl.  Gradually add to the butter mixture at low speed.  Stir in M&M's.  Refrigerate the dough for an hour or overnight.  Bake on parchment lined baking sheets at 350* for 7-8 minutes.  Cookies will be chewy and fudgelike.  You can bake longer for crispy cookies.  Print Recipe

Have a great day everyone....I am going to work off those cookies I couldn't resist!


  1. Ohhh... drool... so making these soon - those are my idea of a perfect cookie!

    1. Don't make them if you are trying to diet Rebekah...LOL...they just won't shut up.

  2. Shame on those little "pssst" voices. I love this cute story! The cookies look amazing

    1. Thanks Paula it was a fun and delicious way to start my day.

  3. I love this story. Wondering if you made it to Zumba after that hearty breakfast.

    1. I did make it to Zumba and it was a great workout...then I came home and ate leftover lasagna LOL


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