The other day when I was shopping at Walmart I spotted these White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M's in the candy isle. Candy corn flavored m&ms didn't sound very appealing eaten alone, but using them in some sort of sweet treat was a fabulous idea. My first thought was to make some sort of cookie, but what kind?
I remembered I had several bag of white chocolate chips stashed in the freezer. I pulled out my favorite cake mix cookie recipe, and added white chocolate chips, cream cheese and these festive candy corn m&ms. The results were delicious!!!!! Everyone in my house loved them.
White Chocolate Candy Corn Cake Mix Cookies
1 - box white or yellow cake mix
1 - stick (1/2 cup) of butter, melted
1 - egg
1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
3 - oz cream cheese softened
3/4 - cup white chocolate chips
1 - cup white chocolate candy corn m&m's
Combine butter, egg, vanilla, and cream cheese in a large bowl. Mix together thoroughly. I used my kitchen aid stand mixer with the paddle attachment.
Add the cake mix half at a time and mixing until well combined; batter will be thick. Stir in white chocolate chips and m&m candies by hand.
Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes and then roll into 1 inch balls. I used my cookie scoop and then rolled into balls.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cookie dough balls 2 inches apart on un greased baking sheet or use parchment paper.
Bake for 10 minutes and do not let the cookies brown. You want them to bake just until they are set and slightly golden on the bottom.
Let cookie cool on baking sheet for 20 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store cookies in a air tight container or cookie jar.
Recipe yields: 2 dozen cookies
Cookie Bar Version: Spread the cookie dough into a greased 9×13 baking dish; batter will be thick. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until edges are golden and middle looks set (test with a toothpick).
These cookies are perfect for Halloween, so grab a few bags of these m&ms as soon you see them. I only picked up one bag because I wasn't sure how they tasted, but I plan on getting more on my next grocery trip.
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