Pumpkin Spice M&M Cookies

Every year stores bring out holiday things early. Every year people, including myself, complain about this.

Yet, I have been thinking, since the stores do it every year, they must find it beneficial. There must be people out there already stocking up on Christmas stuff.

Who are you people?!? 

I would actually like to know.

To me it seems completely absurd. Well, I did…. 

See this summer I was at my parent’s house in Minnesota and if it weren't for stores bringing out autumn-y food and decorative stuffs then I wouldn't have been able to make these cookies.

Then the answer to my question is that I am one of those people. Who knew I would ever lump myself with that sort of crowd? I sure didn't.

These cookies turned out a little gooeier then I wanted, but that is just because I should have given them a little bit more time in the oven.

Besides that they turned out super pumpkin spicy and autumn flavored. The flavored M&M’s really didn't add too much to the over-all flavor so regular M&M’s could be substituted. 

Pumpkin Spice M&M Cookies:

280g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp cornflour
2 tsp pumpkin spice
½ tsp salt
170g butter, melted
150g light brown sugar
100g sugar
1 medium egg
1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla
80g dark chocolate chunks
90g Pumpkin Spice M&M’s

Line 2 large baking sheets with grease proof paper. Mix the flour, baking powder, cornflour, pumpkin spice and salt together and set aside. Whisk both sugars with the melted butter until it thickens to a paste like substance. Then add the egg and whisk until just combined, then add the egg yolk and vanilla and whisk until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chunks and M&M’s.
Keep in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
Take the cookie dough out and set the oven at 170C/325F. When the oven is almost at temperature take about 2 tablespoons of cookie dough and roll into an oblong ball and place on a lined cookie sheet. You should be able to get 8 on each sheet, so a total of 16. Bake for 12-15 minutes depending on how soft you want them. They will look pale and under cooked, but if you leave them on the baking sheet for 10 minutes or more after taking them out of the oven they will set. Don’t fret!

notes: If you can’t find Pumpkin Spice try making your own: 1/3 cup ground cinnamon, 1 tablespoon ground ginger, 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg or mace, 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cloves, 1-1/2 teaspoons ground allspice. 


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