M&M Fall Celebration Cookies {Why Caleb Divided The M&Ms?}

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These M&M Fall Celebration Cookies are another cookie recipe we made during our cookie marathon when the Grandchildren were here this summer.  

They were made by Caleb, my 10 year old grandson using mini M&Ms.  

Caleb is so creative and such a perfectionist when is comes to choosing a great presentation.  We had some mini M&Ms leftover from Easter so he picked out the Orange, Brown, and Yellow ones for this recipe.  

He did such a fantastic job.  He not only worked so hard at reading and getting the recipe right, he made sure they were all the same size.  Great job Caleb!

This year at Easter, I bought mini M&Ms that had Easter packaging around them…and when I went to open them, the mini M&Ms were not Easter colors.

I decided to save them for something else. This summer while my grandson was visiting we decided to divide them and make cookies with them.

He got the idea to use the red, white and blue ones for patriotic cookies.  The orange, brown and yellow we decided to use for fall cookies.  We ended up with the green left so we added a few yellow ones to make a recipe of Lemon Lime Sugar Cookies.

Although Caleb made these in July, we waited to post them for Fall. What a great idea Caleb had to divide the colors up and use them in these different cookies.  There is a post coming for the red, white and blue ones. 

M&M Fall Celebration Cookies

2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
2 eggs
1 cup mini M&Ms

Preheat oven 375 degrees F.  In the bowl of electric mixer using the paddle attachment, add the butter, brown sugar, and sugar.

Beat until creamy; add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one.  Add vanilla paste and beat until all is incorporated.

On parchment paper or in a small bowl, sift flour, baking soda, and salt.  Gradually add to the creamy mixture.

Fold in M&Ms being careful not to break them up.  Chill in the refrigerator 1 hour.

Using a scope, drop on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool on the parchment paper and then move to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Note:  You can watch a full video of the recipe preparation here!  
Kay Little
Kay Little

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  1. I love the fall colors! I recently made M&M cookies too, but I couldn't find mini M&M's! Where did you find them??


    Shannon @ Imperfectly-Inspired

  2. Shannon ~ I bought mini M&Ms that had Easter packaging around them...and when I went to open them, the mini M&Ms were not Easter colors...so I decided to save them for something else. This summer my grandson and I decided to divide them and make cookies with them...red, white and blue...orange, brown, yellow...and then we had the green left so we added a few yellow to make the other Lemon Lime Cookies. I haven't seen them again in regular packages either. Still on the look out for them.

  3. Yum! These look great. I love M&Ms. I would love for you to link up at my Tuesday linky sometime (Crazy Sweet Tuesday)!

  4. You have a patient grandson to pick out the colours needed. How nice that he bakes with you.

  5. YUM! Look amazing!


  6. Wow do these look fantastic. I cannot wait to get tome M and Ms. We have a wonderful sweet potato muffin today. Come over and visit.

  7. awww, so adorable! it's great that your 10year old grandson is also interested in baking!

    thank you so much for sharing this lovely Fall Celebration cookies over at Food Friday, Ms. K
    enjoy the rest of the day!

    ...and a big hug to your grandson for doing an awesome job! :)

  8. Wonderful cookies! They look colorful and they're delicious

  9. Kay, your cookies look so good and I love the fall colors of the M & M's. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. You do the baking and I will do the sampling.

  11. I don't know why I never thought of this. Those are perfect for Fall. Calab is very talented in the kitchen. That boy has great ideas! I am a new follower from the Thirfty 101 Hop. Vicky from www.messforless.net

  12. great bonding with your grandson... love the colors..=)

  13. I am 30 years old and I still get excited about a M&M cookie! They were always a treat at the mall when my mom would take me when I was little :) Thanks for sharing at Church Supper!

    Everyday Mom's Meals

  14. Great work Caleb and such a clever idea. M & M's last a long time too. When my daughter was a missionary in Sudan, I once was able to send her a care package via a container that was leaving in June. She was in the town of Yei and they had no mail service yet due to the war in Sudan (that was thankfully over when she went to run this clinic). This was supposed to arrive in September and I wanted her to have some chocolate, so I stuck M&Ms in a Ziploc (in case they melted) and sent them on. Well, the container had many problems in funding and it sat on the docks until Christmas and didn't arrive to Sudan until January. Those were the best M & Ms my daughter had ever tasted. I am stocking up after when the candy goes on sale after Halloween. Thanks for sharing your cookies Caleb.

  15. Yummmy love this :)))

  16. Grand idea! I love cookies!


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