I tried out two new recipes this weekend, and both had great results so I wanted to share! I usually make a special dessert for dinner on Saturday and was thinking about M&M cookies for some reason. I found this great recipe from Baked Bree and just substituted a bag of mini M&M’s for the chocolate chips. They turned out great!
I spaced them about an inch and a half to two inches apart because I wasn’t sure how far they would spread.
When they come out of the oven they are, of course, fabulous, and once they have cooled they take on the consistency of a Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookie, which is what I was looking for. They were tasty and it makes a ton of cookies. They only issue I had was the stirring part because the recipe directs you to stir by hand (next time I may try to use my mixer and see what happens).
On a whim on Monday I decided to make bagels from scratch (well not entirely a whim, I had bought bread flour this weekend to make them). Anyway, I had pinned the recipe a few weeks ago from A Beautiful Mess and was enticed to try it because of A’s love of bagels. OH MY GOSH, ya’ll. Seriously. I am using ya’ll here. I am not a great baker andwent into the dough making of these thinking I had already failed. They were so good. Observe:
I made bagels:
They came out of the oven, looking tasty…if not a bit free form in nature and size…
I cut one open and put a bit of cream cheese on it and took a bite to make sure they tasted decent:
And then the boys smell fresh baked goods and came running:
And not a single crumb was dropped, just a bit o’ cream cheese on J’s face to mark that they had been eaten. I did half plain and half with the seeds on it per the recipe. They were both great and I will definitely make them again…I will have to:
J demands it. “More bagel, lady!” he cried. Oh and follow this link for the recipe.