Giving Your Cinnamon a Chubby.

Growing up the fat daughter of a Nurse executive in the midwest meant a lot of trips to the mall. I loved this more than anything. I loved “helping” my mom pick out new suits and heels to wear to a business meeting; trying on the jewelry in the MayCompany accessories department; sharing a diet coke with my mom; but, most of all I loved The Original Cookie Company.

This was the pre-cursor to fancier operations like Mrs Field’s or Nestlé cookeries. My chubby little heart would squee with delight upon walking into Belden Village Mall and seeing the giant cookie cakes; cookie sandwiches made with frosting so artificial that I once lost one;  found it ALMOST A YEAR LATER, (my room wasn’t cleaned as often as it is now) and it *looked exactly the same. (As chubby as my ass was, I wasn’t about to eat a year old cookie. Though, I probably thought about it.)

The cookie most frequently chosen, the one that could bring about a rapture so deep, that it was basically my first sexual experience; (Only way better, way less messy, and I actually wanted to experience it again.) this cookie was the M&M cookie. It was easily the size of Shaq’s hand and studded with beautiful peanut M&Ms.

It was the most basic sugar cookie. It wasn’t anything fancy, just a simple base with the M&Ms hand pressed into the dough. Although sex, thank the heavens got better with age (and my awesomeness-not gonna lie), this cookie, didn’t. It remained a sad relic of the past. Conjuring great memories but not great taste.

I wanted something nostalgic for this batch, but I also wanted it to taste good. Just then, it hit me. I remembered what I had in my cabinet; cinnamon M&Ms. Oh yes, you read that right, CINNAMON M&Ms.  So I did what every sane person would do. I baked at 10:30 at night. I took a basic Toll House cookie recipe, used in my family for eons, and stirred in some cinnamon M&Ms. Let me just say, they didn’t suck. I will DEFINITELY want to do this again, WITH THE LIGHTS ON, and I won’t even need a third margarita.

Batch 17

Cinnamon M&M cookies
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What Goes In?

  • 2 sticks softened butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1.5 cups cinnamon m&ms

Avengers, Assemble!

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. cream butter and sugars
  3. add eggs and vanilla
  4. sift in flour, salt, and baking soda slowly.
  5. slowly stir in the M&Ms
  6. using a larger scoop, place the scoops at LEAST 2" apart
  7. bake on parchment lined cookie sheets for 12 minutes


10 thoughts on “Giving Your Cinnamon a Chubby.

  1. Hahaha, this post is really funny. Cookies over first romantic experiences any day! Also, I had no idea cinnamon M&M's existed. Are they filled with Chocolate and Cinnamon? Or just cinnamon? I'm very intrigued.

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