You know what is weird to think about??
How an 18 year old is supposed to figure out what they want to do for the rest of their life. If you don’t get what I mean, here is what I mean. Choosing a major in college. Yeah I realize you don’t have to choose your freshman year, but come on. What if I decide I want to be a journalist, then when I’m 30 I want to be an astronaut?
It’s really kind of unfair. These kind of things freak me out. Sort of in the same way paying bills and being an adult and actually paying for groceries and stuff. Those things are just flat out SCARY. I would like to just stay go to college and stay there forever. I’m sure my parents would love that
Maybe I’ll eat some of these cookies, too. They remind me of the kind that the grocery store bakery makes that stay soft and chewy no matter what. They are also known for comforting mild freak-outs about growing up…..but I, of course, wouldn’t know too much about that…
M&M Sugar Cookies
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour (or all-purpose)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar, plus more for rolling
2 oz cream cheese, cut into small pieces (I sued neufchâtel)
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/3 cup vegetable (or canola) oil
1 large egg
1 tablespoon milk (I used skim)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup M&M’s
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, combine sugar and cream cheese. Pour melted butter over cream cheese mixture and whisk to combine. Whisk in egg, oil, milk, and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth. Fold in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Refrigerate dough for about 15 minutes before the next step.
- Form dough into 1-2 tablespoon balls and roll in sugar. Place dough balls onto cookie sheet about 2-3 inches apart. Flatten each cookie dough ball using the bottom of a glass, dipped in sugar. Press 2-3 M&Ms into each cookie and bake in preheated oven for 11-13 minutes. Let cookies cool for about 5 minutes and transfer cooled cookies to wire rack. Store cooled cookies in an airtight container.