Oy Vey. You guys I have been struck with an awful stomach flu that has left me a couch potato, or should I say toilet potato – since Friday morning. I am on day four and am so thankful that I can now actually walk more than 2 feet without feeling like I am to weak to go further, but the symptoms are still there and my stomach is longing for food. I have an appointment in an hour so I am just hoping they’ll be able to give me something to help these symptoms subside! Mama has got two rugrats and a new furr baby to take care of!
Not being able to eat can make you absolutely long for food. I do not know how people on Naked and Afraid do it. It should be called Naked and Starving. I was able to treat myself to a 1/4 cup white rice last night folks, and it took every ounce of my imagination to dream it up to be something else. As soon as I am functioning again this chic is whipping up the fattest lasagna North East Ohio has ever seen. Just. For. Me.
In the meantime, I wanted to share with you all one of my favorite copy-cat recipes!
Jenny from Picky Palate is a girl after my own heart. I love her blog and when I found this recipe for the perfect m&m cookies I had to give them a try. You may now take a minute to throw away any other chocolate chip cookie recipe you have and use this one has your holy grail cookie recipe.
Just look at that dough!
I have made a batch (or 2) of these cookies every single week since we’ve been introduced. Yes, the cookies and I are that close now. I know what you’re thinking, with all the m&m cookie recipes out there what makes this particular one the king of all cookies? It’s the Jello ya’ll!
Yes, you read that right. Vanilla instant Jello pudding mix is put into this cookie dough and it makes every ounce of a difference. Crispy on the outside and beyond soft and chewy in the middle, they always leave guests asking how I make them. Thank you Jenny, I owe you.
I have made this recipe without the mini m&m’s and only with chocolate chips, and while they are lacking color they do not lack flavor. So do not fret if you cannot find the mini m&m’s at the store (pst. I find mine at Target)
I double the recipe every single time. Brody likes to help right down the original off of the computer as we go, such a cutie he is.
Look at these babies all baked to perfection …..