Half a Batch of Cookies

Sounds pointless, right?
Well, I had leftover Easter candy - the mini m&ms in the blue packets, and this made just over a dozen small cookies. Totally worth it. Not overly sweet - just right when you bite a mini m&m. Also: don't break out the kitchen-aid, this can be mixed by hand.
1/2 C. packed brown sugar
1/4 c. white sugar
1/2 c. butter
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
6 snack packets mini m&ms (about 1 cup)
Using a pastry cutter or a fork and a popeye-strong forearm, cream the softened butter with the sugars.  Mix in the egg and vanilla well. Plop (yeah I said it, it's fun) the flour into bowl, add baking soda on top of flour and whisk into it with your little measuring spoon (this prevents lumps of salty ickiness in overall mixture).  Mix wet and dry together really well. Fold in mini m&ms. Using a melon baller or mini ice cream scoop, put even amounts of dough onto a cookie sheet.  Bake 350 degrees for 7-9 mins. 
Warning: raw cookie dough contains raw eggs. (So just yanno... be aware in case you don't wanna get salmonella OR I guess you could just not.. eat.. it...who am I kidding? *licks spoon*)

Happy Friday-indulging :)
PS - this could be done with just about any leftover candy. If pieces are big, put in a gallon baggie, freeze for about 15 minutes, then smash into pieces using a rolling pin. Voila - cookie sized bits.

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