Kids Party Cookies

My little ones absolutely adore the M&M cookies but if we buy the pack, it will be over in seconds. So I make this once in a while for them and whenever I make this or any of his favourite cookies/cakes, my son takes it to school to share with his friends. This is basically the Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe but instead of the Chocolate Chips, m&m's or Gems or Smarties is added. You can mix the chocolate with the dough but I prefer to press it on top than it being buried inside.

Butter: 2 sticks/200gms
Brown Sugar: 1/2 cup
Granulated Sugar: 1/2 cup
Vanilla Essence: 1 tsp
Eggs: 2
Salt:1/2 tsp
Baking Powder: 1 tsp
All Purpose Flour: 2 1/4 cups
M&M's / Gems / Smarties : 4 packs

Preheat your oven 180C
Mix the salt and the baking powder with the flour and keep aside
Beat the butter with a hand mixie/electric mixer.
 Make sure the  butter is not too soft (coz if it is too soft , you will have to chill the dough before forming it into cookies)
Add the sugar to it and beat till everything is combined properly.
Now add the eggs one by one and the vanilla essence and beat for a few minutes.
Add the flour mixed with the Baking powder and salt.
(make sure your mixer is on speed 1 or else the flour will be all over the kitchen counter)
When everything is mixed, you can increase the speed to 2.
Grease your cookie tray/cake tin with cooking spray or you can use parchment paper.
Make small balls of the dough and press the chocolate onto it (how much ever you want)

Keep this 1 inch apart in your tin.
Bake for 15 - 18 minutes till the edges are brown.
It will not be firm when you take out of the oven but will as it cools.
Once cool, store it in airtight containers.
Makes 40 cookies.

Recipe Source : M & M's website.