Valentine's Day is just around the corner and who doesn't love it? Well unfortunately, I do know some people who don't love Valentine's Day and one of those people is my boyfriend. He thinks it is just a stupid made up hallmark holiday! I on the other hand love Valentine's Day! I remember when I was little, we got to make little mailboxes out of milk cartons and decorate them all out in red and pink and hearts so that when our Valentine's Day party came around we all had our own special mailbox to get filled with valentine cards from our friends. I remember how fun it was passing out valentines and then opening each and every valentine. Now, I love that Valentine's Day is all about chocolate, pink and red sparkly decorations, cute stuffed animals, and spending time with the one that you love! Even though my boyfriend doesn't believe in Valentine's Day, he still treats me well! One year he came over and surprised me with a heart shaped box of turtle candy which is my favorite, a teddy bear, and flowers! How sweet, don't ya think?
I love chocolate covered cherries so when I saw a bag of these Cherry Cordial M&M's at target I knew I had to try them, and they were actually really good. So, I decided to make some cookies with them and I thought that a chocolate cookie would be the perfect combination. I used a chocolate cookie recipe from my mom which is for chocolate crinkle cookies that you usually roll in powdered sugar, but, I just omitted rolling them in powdered sugar and added the M&M's. These cookies turned out great! They are super fudgy and chocolatey and taste a lot like a brownie with a hint of cherry flavor from the M&M's. These are perfect for Valentine's Day and if you can't find the cherry cordial M&M's you can just use regular M&M's!
Fudgy Cherry Cordial M&M Cookies:
-1/2 cup vegetable oil
-3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
-2 cups sugar
-2 teaspoons vanilla
-2 cups flour
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-2 cups Cherry Cordial M&M's
In a stand mixer or with an electric mixer, mix oil, cocoa, and sugar until well blended. Blend in one egg at a time until well mixed. Add vanilla. Stir flour, baking powder, and salt into oil mixture. Fold in the Cherry Cordial M&M's. Chill for several hours.
Drop a heaping tablespoon of dough onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.