I couldn't resist this recipe in the October issue of Everyday Food magazine. What is better than cookies with M&Ms? Cookies with Halloween M&Ms!!! The directions say "sort the chocolate candies by color and arrange them on top of the dough".
Seriously? If I had to sort M&Ms, it would be two for me, one for the sorting bowl, three for me, one for the sorting bowl...
And about this arranging on top of the dough. For one thing, who has time to arrange M&Ms neatly in rows, probably having to use math to determine how many M's per row and how much space to leave between M's. (Does anyone else call single M&Ms "M's" or is it just me????) I would have to dig out my calipers and a laser level (I'm sure Martha has hers neatly labeled in a special drawer for cross-purpose household tools). Probably would need paper and pencil and a logarithm or two also (math is not my strong suit). I don't think so.
For another thing, what's up with the equal-sized, each-cookie-having-the-same-amount-of-M&Ms cookies? Where is the giant piece cut out of the middle (no edges!) with the most M&Ms? (that would be mine....).
Here's my unsorted, helter-skelter, randomly placed, stirred-in-the-dough version of the cookies. Note the left-over M's for taste-testing purposes.
I seem to have forgotten to take a photo of the finished product. The recipe is good, needs a little tweaking though, and the cookies need to be eaten right away so share with friends....or not. I may need to try another batch...I need another bag of M's.