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Edible M&M's® Cookie Dough is not only quick and easy to prepare, it doesn't contain any eggs, so you can enjoy worry free!
In just a few short weeks it will have been fifteen years since I hugged my parents goodbye to ship off for Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Going through Basic Training is a lot like going to summer camp, except your camp counselors are really crabby all the time, and instead of building crafts you get to assemble and disassemble an M-16 so many times you can do it in your sleep. That is, if you really get a chance to sleep.
I remember one night, being fairly sleep deprived after a full day of doing pushups in new and interesting places, I was lying in my bunk not realizing I was dreaming and I thought I saw our barrack engulfed in flames. I shot up in my bed and screamed, “FIRE!” However, I quickly realized the only flames were in my burning muscles. Initially feeling a little silly, I laid back down to sleep appreciating the fact every other soldier in the room was sleeping too soundly to hear my alarm.
My time in the military came to an abrupt end a year later when a car I was riding in succeeded in its attempt to do acrobatics into a ditch. However, I am still thankful for the experience it gave me. Though my service was cut short, I am proud to come from a family with a strong patriotic tradition. My grandpa and my father both served in the Army, and last summer I attended my uncle’s military retirement party celebrating over twenty years of service, including multiple tours in multiple wars. He is a bona fide hero.
This is why I love the “1 For You, 1 For the Troops” campaign exclusively at Walmart. MARS/Wrigley is currently working with Operation Gratitude to give back to the men and women defending our freedom. For every bag purchased at Walmart, MARS/Wrigley will be donating one bag to the troops!
Right now you will find special patriotic M&M’s® and Skittles® at Walmart. Be on the lookout for a special display containing bags of M&M's® Red, White, & Blue Milk Chocolate, M&M's® Red, White, & Blue Peanut, and Skittles® Red, White, & Blue. They also have 42oz bags available.
What better way to enjoy supporting our troops than making a batch of Edible M&M's® Cookie Dough? Believe it or not, M&M's® were actually invented for the troops. These hard coated chocolates were first produced during WWII to allow soldiers to carry them around without worrying about them melting. Now you know why they melt in your mouth, not in your hands!
Using M&M's® Red, White, & Blue Milk Chocolate makes these Edible M&M's® Cookie Dough bites a perfect Memorial Day treat. The patriotic colors will add a festive look to your spread, plus who wants to use the oven to bake cookies during the summer’s heat anyhow?
This recipe doesn’t use eggs, so the cookie dough is safe for everyone enjoy, and you will likely find you already have most of the ingredients in your cupboard. I like leaving the M&M's® whole in mine, but if you like a smaller crunch you can chop up the M&M's® before you mix it in the cookie dough.
Edible M&M's® Cookie Dough
- 1 stick butter
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- 2 tbsp milk
- ½ cup M&M's®
- Using a mixer, cream together butter, brown sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
- Add flour and salt and mix till combined then add milk and mix till incorporated.
- Fold in M&M's®.
- Wet your hands and scoop out enough dough to form 1 ½" balls, rolling them together in your palms.
- Place cookie dough ball on parchment paper as each one is formed and then set in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes or longer.
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