Hi! My name is Sue, of Munchkin Munchies, and I am so happy to be here with Ashley today on her fabulous blog! I’m sharing this cookie recipe today as part of a Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange, organized by Liz of Hoosier Homemade and Becca of Crumbs and Chaos.
I’m sharing a recipe I’ve never tried before and I really think you’ll like it; Gingerbread Drop Cookies with Gingerbread M&M’s.
Not long ago, I was browsing facebook and saw that someone had posted a photo of some gingerbread M&M’s that they had found at Walmart. I was kind of excited because I love M&M’s and I love gingerbread, so I ran over to Walmart that night and lo, and behold, there they were, right on the shelf with all the other seasonal goodies:)
I thought the candies would be great in a simple drop cookie. I’ve made ginger cookies before (my husband’s favorite), but I wanted to look for more of a gingerbread cookie. I searched the internet and found the perfect cookie from Domestic Bliss
. It looked and sounded just right. It did not disappoint! These cookies are chewy and sweet, and with all the spices added, they are a Christmas classic:) The m&m’s lend the perfect taste treat!
Gingerbread Drop Cookies
- ½ cup shortening
- ½ cup butter
- 1½ cup brown sugar
- 1½ tsp. baking soda
- 1½ tsp. ginger
- ¼ tsp. cloves
- ⅓ cup molasses
- 2 eggs
- 3½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup granulated sugar (for coating)
- 1 cup gingerbread m&m’s
- In a stand mixer, cream together butter, shortening and brown sugar.
- Add each of the spices and mix.
- Add the molasses and the eggs and mix well.
- Add the flour and mix well.
- Add the m&m’s and mix on low until incorporated.
- Using a tablespoon, scoop out the dough and place on cookie sheet, an inch apart.
- Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes, until golden brown.
I hope you enjoy these fun, festive and tasty cookies!
Thanks Liz and Becca for inviting me to your Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange; it’s been fun!
Be sure and visit all the other fabulous participants featuring their cookie recipes!
Candy Cane Meringue Cookies shared on Bless This Mess by Sweet Treats and More
Chocolate Filled Gingersnaps on Barbara Bakes by Taste and Tell
Chocolate Peppermint & Oreo Cookies shared on Let’s Dish by Mandy’s Recipe Box
Chocolate Strawberry Truffles shared on Sweet Sugarbelle by Hoosier Homemade
Crispy Maple Sugar Cookies shared on Mandy’s Recipe Box by Bless This Mess
Gingerbread Drop Cookies shared on Kitchen Meets Girl by Munchkin Munchies
Iced Gingerbread Cookies shared on A Family Feast by Roxana’s Home Baking
Italian Almond Cookies shared on Munchkin Munchies by Your Homebased Mom
Molasses Cookies shared on Crumbs and Chaos by Kitchen Meets Girl
Orange & Ginger Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle shared on Your Homebased Mom by A Family Feast
Orange Ginger Pecan Cookies shared on Sweet Treats and More by Let’s Dish
Snowmen Cookie Pops shared on Roxana’s Home Baking by Sweet Sugarbelle
Soft Chocolate Gingersnaps shared on Taste and Tell by Crumbs and Chaos
Soft Gingersnap Cookies shared on Hoosier Homemade by Barbara Bakes