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M&M Rainbow Cookies

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Happy March everybody!

We’ve gotten a little bit excited about St. Patrick’s Day around here and have several fabulous recipes to help you get in the spirit.

To start off, we have these fun rainbow cookies.

And I just have to say, don’t they look good?

Not only are they good looking, but they are fabulously delicious as far as chocolate chip cookies go.

But the best part about these cookies was the genius way that I was able to involve my kids in the making of these cookies.

You see, my kids love to help out in the kitchen.



And sometimes I love that.

But sometimes I just want to get everything in the bowl and mixed and in the oven without arguing about who’s going to put the sugar in and crying that I won’t let them crack all of the eggs.

So, when I came up with this idea for the rainbow M&M’s, it was mostly to let my kids have something to do that was fun and easy, not messy and they wouldn’t get upset about it.

I was still a little nervous about my idea, though, because I’ve had some really good ideas that involve my children that have been complete and utter failures.

This was a good one, though!

One key ingredients to it’s success was that the 2 year old was taking a nap.

Imperitive to success of most things.

Then I gave each of them a bowl of their own M&M’s and then they separated them into 6 bowls (one for each of the colors we used for the cookies).

They actually were happy during the whole thing and really enjoyed it!

Even more amazing was the fact that they didn’t snitch a single M&M until it was all done!

I was a bit shocked, in a good way.



Now to rant a bit about rainbows.

So, if you use the regular package of M&M’s you have 5 of the colors that you need for a rainbow.

In case you didn’t know, there are technically 7 colors in the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet (ROYGBIV)).

I’m a bit particular about getting all the colors on the rainbow.

So much so that my 5 year old made up a song about the correct colors of the rainbow.

So we were all concerned about the lack of the 2 last purple-ish colors.

So we had to have at least 1 purple.

We searched and we searched.

If you feel the need to have purple in your rainbow cookies, I have a few options for you.

We were able to find some left-over Valentine’s packages of M&M’s and the Dark Chocolate one included a purple.

There are also flavored M&M’s that you can find some places and the Raspberry flavored ones have a purple-ish one as well.

Or if you’re not as particular about the colors in your rainbow cookies, you could just stick with the colors that come in the regular package.




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Joanne T Ferguson

Saturday 8th of March 2014

G'day! Who does not have childhood memories of these! YUM! Thanks for sharing at our Foodie Friends Friday St Patrick's Day Green Recipes Party! Cheers! Joanne

Emily @ It Bakes Me Happy

Saturday 1st of March 2014

These look deliciously soft, what a fun baking project!

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