Monday, February 28, 2011

a sweet hello

what do you do if your daughter tells you
she forgot to mention that it is her turn to bring the cookies?
you reach for this recipe
it has saved us on many occasions
super easy
tastes amazing
5 ingredients
1- 1/2 cups butter
1- 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups flour
1 cup chocolate chips or m&m pieces - i always add more
{ i used red and pink m&ms for the ones above }
oven 350F
mix butter, brown sugar and vanilla
with an electric mixture
until completely combined
{ light and fluffy }
add flour
mix on low for a few minutes
stir in chips or m&ms
place dough on a standard size baking sheet
{ I always cover my baking sheet with parchment paper first }
press into an even layer covering the entire pan
bake for 20 to 25 mins
until golden brown
let cool for 5 mins
then cut into however many squares/cookies you need
don't let cool too much before cutting as they will crack
sometimes if I have an extra moment I will drizzle white or dark chocolate
over the baked bars before cutting
mine may look a little thicker than yours
these ones I baked in a smaller pan
I do like the thinner version
happy monday


Unknown said...

sounds like a recipe i need to be trying! i just LoVe m&ms in cookies! yummers! xoxo

It's me said...

Cookies again !!! lovely !!!...happy new week love love

birdie blue said...

looks delicious, koralee. love when the girls forget till the last minute to tell me something...looks like you know just how to come through. i'm not surprised, my friend.

we're expecting more snow. is it starting to look like spring for you?


Carousel Dreams said...

You had me at m&m's...thanks dear Koralee - will definitely be trying these x

Claudia said...

That's a neat idea, Koralee, thank you!


Suz said...

Oh, yum! That is almost an M and M shortbread. That is my favorite cookie and a little chocolate would only make it better. Definitely a keeper!

Kori said...

Sounds delicious and super easy! Hope you had a great weekend honey! Kori xoxo

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Sounds like shortbread cookies which I love and miss so (gluten allergy now). I remember those days very well. Reminds me of when my daughter was about 9 and she told me, as I was putting her to bed, that she was supposed to make and take the Nile River Valley to school the next day. That was a late night with clay and construction paper for sure :)

LuLu said...

i'll be reaching for this recipes now!!!!
a big heart thank you for the tips!!

Prudence said...

yummy! so simple

Sewn With Grace said...

Can't wait to try these, I always have these items on hand! Yum!

Stephanie Suzanne Designs said...

Oh my...these sound like divine little treats. I must try this recipe.

Have a wonderful day sweet Koralee...
Stephanie ♥

Vintage Gal said...

That sounds easy peasy and yummy~ thanks for the recipe ~! ((Hugs)) ;-)

puntoyseguido said...

Thank you:)

andrea creates said...

sounds delicious!
thanks for sharing :)

Unknown said...

Mmm yum they look super good! So funny about the last minute "heads up", kids are silly:-)

Kaylia Payne said...

Wonderful recipe, they sound amazing! Definitely trying it this weekend :)

rosenresli said...

Dear Koralee,

they look very yummy. And I´m sure that all are eaten now. I love baking too.
I wish you a wonderful week,

Tanja from germany

Alessandra said...

You daughter is very lucky to have you :-), but I am sure that she knows that too!



Unknown said...

Perfect. Sweetie, it's not only the kids that do that. I have a hubbie that is always dropping those last minute "bring to work" bombs on me. Glad to add a new to the arsenal. Great pictue, as always, you have made my day.

Now, back to wonderland and disc 5,

Anonymous said...

I want one...seriously have to figure out how to reach into a computer screen and take what I want! heheheee....

have a great night, I'll be finishing up my crochet...what else is new lately, right? lol

ciao bella

Creative Carmelina

Rosie said...

Mmmm, those look YUMMY!....Lovin' that petalware teacup. Do you collect this gorgeous stuff?
Hope your feeling better dear one...xoxox...R

Vintage Home said...

Hey sounds like a great receipe!..yummy & pretty!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I am sooo going to make these! Thank you for letting us see the sweet pictures and this very fun recipe.

Anonymous said...

Funny...I baked today, too :) Heavy-weight brownies :) Thanks for sharing...this recipe does indeed look super easy and tasty! How does it work with no eggs? I guess I'll have to try it to find out ;) Happy Monday to you!

Maria Medeiros said...

Yummy! :D Looks delicious! Today I made meringues for the very first time and they are my fave! :D Have a great week!

Tash said...

Super easy and tastes amazing, ummm love that! Thank you for sharing Koralee :) Happy Monday to you!
Natasha xo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

PRECIOUS ONE!!! Oh, I am so late...MONDAY ROUTINE And a new student today called me away from my blogging routine...but I saw your kind comment and I just wanted to tell you how much it means to me that you would swing by...THESE COOKIES LOOK AMAZING!!! Oh Koralee, my email account got wiped out! I am cut off from everyone I love!!!! Except my sweet Ruben, of course! BUT I need to see what happens next. Wishing you a happy Tuesday dearest, Anita

Susan said...

Feeling better, Koralee? ((HUGS))
Those cookie bars look wonderful! I have already copied down the recipe and will be sure to try them! And, made with pink and red m&m's...what could be better?
I'm sure they'll make for one happy daughter and several happy friends! :) Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Well anything with m&m's I'm a fan of it! Will have to try those. I so remember those days when the kids just happen to mention they were supposed to bring something! Funny how I miss those days! Traci

Marianne said...

What a sweet and pretty treat! I love to stop by your blog to see what's going on ... you always inspire me!

Anonymous said...

they look just delicious - wish we had smellavsion - well maybe not; I would get nothing else done.
thanks for sharing the recipe Koralee x

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

These cookies look delicious and thanks for sharing the recipe with us.
As usual your photographs always are the prettiest.

Happy week,

Blondie's Journal said...

I copied this recipe great to use in a pinch and they look delicious!


Anonymous said...

I loved the comment about the smellavision. Too funny. They look great. I'l have to make some. My daughter is always remembering things she forgot to tell me. Keeps me on my toes.

Lisa x

Bohemian said...

You are such a domestic goddess my Friend... this Gramma would quickly and unceremoniously run to the Store Bakery and pick up enough for the Granbabies class! *winks* The Kids would probably appreciate that I DIDN'T bake the cookies! *LOL* The Man jokes that there are very few Men alive to tell about my cooking! And once the younger Grandchild told me she knew I wasn't cooking and Granpa was because the smoke alarms hadn't gone off!!! Ah well, out of the mouths of babes...

Thanks for visiting, yes, the place that sold those boots had the most amazing styles and materials... a virtual Gallery of Boots... I SO wanted a pair!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Unknown said...

oh my, these look so good that my mouth is watering!!!!

Maria said...

Hi Koralee {I know it's late ;o) Tonight it's because Amanda flew in from CA and her plane was 2 hours late from Chicago! Thank God Chris decided to meet her at LaGuardia in NYC. She would have been stranded with no train back to her apt.'s always worth the extra time to stop here ♥ Your bar cookies look amazing. When I was younger, we called these butterscotch brownies, although I think this recipe is closer to a shortbread ~ either way - it looks mouthwatering. The colorful m & m's really make it special. Green is next for St. Patrick's day!
A Happy Monday back to you {in NY it's Tuesday though ;o)
Take care dear ♥

Anonymous said...

Those do look delightful, Koralee! I made miniature pecan pies over the weekend. I'm still stuck on quintessential fall flavours . . .

xo, Vanessa Elizabeth

Simple Home said...

They look yummy! Just one question though. How do you manage to hide the M&M's until you get a chance to make these? They are gobbled up as soon as they enter our house :-) Maybe if I show them your beautiful photo I'll be able to convince my family to wait for these delicious looking cookies.

manon 21 said...

A faire avec plaisir.
Bonjour de France.


tinajo said...

Looks and sounds yummy - love the photo! :-)

lilybets said...

I'm becoming a cakes's tasty...I read a recipe and the same day I try to prepare it...yesterday apple pie,but my owen doesn't work well...I have to change it !!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Yummy, and this come in just in time, my girls are complaining that I hardly bake these days, : (
Thanks for sharing!

todi design said...

Koralee!This is great recipe. I must try this cookies for my son, he likes m&m's. and thank you so much for your comment on my illustration. Happiest new weekend. Baci&abbracci!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I cannot wait to try these.
We are off of school for a week, Spring holidays. My little monkeys are running around, I am hiding in my bedroom .... needed my daily inspiration energy sweetness boost.
Much love always xxxxx

B said...

Ummmm, I'm trying to be 'good' but I think these might just tip me off the wagon ;O)
B xxx

Wonderland said...

Thank you Koralee! I'll try it tonight...
Have a great day!

Bralliz said...

Oh that soo cute! I have to try thoose cookies later... Happy tuesday sweet Koralee! xoxox alice

Pippin Lane said...

OH YUM!!! That's it! I've had to jot the recipe down, I blame your mouth watering very naughty, but oh so pretty and nice...thankyou!!
Nattie x

i.ikeda said...

Those look scrumptious! Thank you for the recipe. I've been looking for a reason/excuse to bake something sweet now that Valentine's day is past. Maybe I'll tell the hubby I just need to test the recipe. :)

Have a lovely day, Koralee. xoxo

Hearts Turned said...

Oh, yummy! I'm going to try this recipe...sounds alot like my speedy, last-minute, go-to cookie recipe...but different! I love them fat and gooey, so I'll try them in a small pan, too!

Hoping your day is sweet in every way, dear friend...


Pinecone said...

This looks like the perfect last minute recipe.
Thanks for sharing!

Bring Pretty Back said...

I shall make these today! I am in the mood to bake something, although I wasn't sure what .... now I know!
Have a pretty day!

Chronicles of Dolliedaydream said...

Mmmm these look delicious Koralee - I must try out the recipe for the tea shop! Hope you are all well xxx

Marilyn Miller said...

Oh it does look like you celebrated cooking in the kitchen yesterday. Your cookies sound like the perfect treat to take to school.

Kellie Collis said...

It looks delicious! Have a delightful day, Kellie xx

theUngourmet said...

thank you for sharing this
fun and oh so cute cookie

Happy Tuesday! xo

michelle said...

Those look so delicious Koralee! Lucky daughter and classmates! :) My daughter seems to "forget" to tell me lots of things lately and I wind up doing things last minute! Hopefully she doesn't turn out as scattered brained as I am! :)
Have a wonderful day my sweet friend!

Monica said...

These look delicious!! And from the sounds of your weather, it was probably nice to have an excuse to warm up your kitchen. Have a great Tuesday :)

Michaja said...

I will make them Thursday with the girls. They look delicious. Tomorrow I post a recipe as well!

Martha said...

thank you for sharing such a yummy recipe...I definitely will note this for a go-to thing

greenrabbitdesigns said...

What a great little recipe, when you need some sweet things in a hurry! Thanks for sharing. :)
Vivienne x

Faded Plains said...

That sounds just like my older son...he'll tell me at 10 o'clock at night that he needs something for school...ugh. Oh...I noticed your photo on your about me page...your adorable!

Unknown said...

oh these sound marvelously fun! I'm trying them tonight! ... Just right for honey's lunch box!

malia said...

what a fantastic recipe! thanks to you and your daughter for sharing!

Not Just a Waitress said...

Those look delicious!! And you know me...the easier the better!!! :) :) :)

Susan Houseman said...

Thanks for the encouraging words. Looks like I'll have to try out this great cookie recipe. xxx susan