December 2, 2010

2nd Day of Christmas my True love gave to me…..



1 cup (2 sticks) butter (softened)

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 large egg

2 cups flour

1/2 cup quick-cooking oats (uncooked)

1 tsp cream of tartar

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 3/4 cup mini M&M’s (I used regular and only 2 cups for a double batch since that is all I had)

1 cup Rice Crispies

1/2 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350.  In large bowl cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy; beat in egg.  In a medium bowl combine flour, oats, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt; blend flour mixture into creamed mixture.  Stir in M&M’s, cereal, coconut, and pecans.  Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool completely and store in tightly covered container.

**Heidi’s tip- ALWAYS use parchment paper to line your cookie sheets.  Just cool the cookies slightly on the pan after baking then slide whole sheet of paper onto the counter for complete cooling.  It is soooo easy and makes clean-up a breeze too.



EASE: 9 Mix everything together then spoon onto pan…can’t beat it.

TASTE: 9 MMM GOOD.  Between the chocolate, coconut, rice crispies, and pecans, there is something for everybody!  Not to mention the butter….LOTS of butter.

APPEARANCE: 7 Nothing special but a the candies make a colorful addition.  If you are really in the holiday spirit try the red and green M&M’s :)

OVERALL: 9 Easy and tasty…a perfect cookie for a busy mom or dad to whip up on a moments notice.

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