Mint M&M Ornamented Chocolate Cookies

There are bags under my eyes.
And my hair is curling akin to Medusa.
Today, I sat through three
{count ’em}
Performances of Santa Broadway.
Substituted for three hours in the 1st Grade.
I’m on day three of the Master Cleanse.
Seems THREE is not my lucky number today.
{Though it was for my Andrew & Becca.
They rocked the stage with their talent & charm.}
So now.
I look at these marvelously merry biscuits and wonder…
Just how much could one, itty-bitty
chocolate cookie with mint m&m’s
affect my miles of empty intestines?
Ah, me. Seven days to go.

Mint M&M Ornamented Chocolate Cookies
“Have you TASTED these mint m&m’s,” friends Nathan & Bethany asked one afternoon. Grabbing a fresh bag from their kitchen, they peeled it open and poured giant Christmas-colored jewels into my hands. Merry Mintmas.
Have YOU TASTED these mint m&m’s? Well, if not…you haven’t properly said hello to the season. They.are.M.azing. And paired with these brownie-esque chocolate cookies. Well.
Well. Oh, well. OH, well.
1/2 c. butter
3/4 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 t. baking powder
1 t. vanilla
1/2 c. cocoa powder
1 3/4 c. flour
2 c. mint m&m’s
Cream butter, sugar and eggs until whippy-white. Add remaining ingredients and beat just until combined. Plop onto a cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 7-9 minutes.
One switcheroni on this recipe tomorrow
Then, I promise.
Off of the cookie kick for a while.
For now, I’m off to grab a drink
of my cayenne pepper lemonade.
Seven days to go.