Crispy Coconut M&M® Cookies Are Sure To Become An Easter Favorite
For some reason I always associate coconut with Easter. I am not sure why. As I kid I did not even like coconut. But now Almond Joy® is one of my favorite candy bars. Isn’t it funny how tastes change over time? Now I can’t get enough of the stuff. Same with black jelly beans. They used to be the last thing left in the basket, now they are the first ones gone.
These crispy egg-shaped coconut cookies topped with coconut M&M’S® go perfectly with my nightly cappuccino. Not too chocolaty and not too sweet, there is just a tad of coconut extract in the batter and the candy sprinkled on the top adds a dash of color and another dash of coconut that satisfies any coconut craving. And the smell when I open up the cookie jar is enough to make me swoon.
If you have had coconut M&M’S®, you know that they are egg-shaped and not flat like the traditional candy. My first idea with the cookies was to mix them in the dough but the bulky shape would not work well with rolling out the dough. Idea #2 was to add two whole M&M® to the top after cutting out the cookies. This worked out okay, but was a little too much chocolate for my taste. Idea #3 was to chop up some of the M&M’s® and sprinkle them on top of the cookies. Miss Scarlet likes the whole M&M’S® and Professor Plum likes the sprinkles. Everyone is happy.
Whatever way you decide to make them, don’t delay because the coconut M&M’s® are only available for a very short time and you don’t want to wait a year to make these.
Leave a plateful for the Easter Bunny and a glass of carrot juice to wash them down with 🙂 .