We had a baptismal celebration for my daughter this past weekend and instead of a cake, I wanted to make cupcakes. I also made some homemade chocolate chip/m&m cookies for our guests to take home. Those package boxes are actually Martha Stewart brand. The boxes came with a Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. It came in a set of 6 boxes, wax paper and labels. It costs about $13 each. I bought 2, but I used my 50% off coupons so I had a really good deal at Michaels.
Makes about 3 dozen
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
14 tablespoons (1 3/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (about 12 ounces) semisweet and/or milk chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter with both sugars; beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low; add the salt, vanilla, and eggs. Beat until well mixed, about 1 minute. Add flour mixture; mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Drop heaping tablespoon-size balls of dough about 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
- Bake until cookies are golden around the edges and set in the center, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool on baking sheet 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.
**I used 1 cup of mini chocolate morsels and 1 cup of mini M&M's because I had them onhand I wanted to use them.
Ready for the oven.
In the pretty boxes.
Homemade with love=)
I used pink m&m's which I got from Target. They normally don't have pink colored m&m's in the regular bag, but it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and they had it on special. I used ready made white cookie icing that came from a squeeze tube. I'm sure I got it at Michaels.