Monday, November 26, 2018


My husband Wayne walked up the stairs to the kitchen, saw the cookies cooling on the harvest table on a wire rack, and said, "Oh, you made cookies." After picking one up to eat, he said, "This is the second best cookie you have ever made after the Clinton Chips." I can't believe he still remembers those cookies. It has been quite a while since I made them. Guess I need to surprise him and make them and see if they are still his all-time favorite cookie.

In the meantime, you will just have to try his second favorite cookie. I love the name of these cookies and wish I knew why nine-year old Chelsea Humerickhouse called them that. I found the recipe in the Home Cooking With The Moyer Family cookbook. Chelsea's mother Cathy (Early) Soto compiled the recipes from the Moyer Family for the cookbook. I wish she had included a family tree to see the relationships of everyone who included recipes with William Edward Everett Moyer (6.8.1859 - 6.25.1930) and his wife Ellen Elizabeth Kochenower (10.11.1861 - ?)

Click here for a printable version of just the recipe.


3/4     cups (1-1/2 sticks) butter, softened (room temperature)
1/2     cup sugar
1/2     cup brown sugar, packed
1        teaspoon vanilla
1        egg
2        cups flour
1        teaspoon baking soda
1        (10-ounce) bag candy coated M & M's (1-1/4 cups)
1/4     cup baking cocoa

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Stir butter, sugars, vanilla, and egg in a large bowl until mixed.

Stir in flour, cocoa, and baking soda.

Stir in candies.

Drop dough using a cookie scoop and place about 2 - inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until set. 
Cool 1 minute before taking cookies off cookie sheet.

Made almost 5 dozen cookies.

Personal notes: Substitute Reece's Pieces for a peanut butter taste. The chocolate cookie is so delicious, you will want to try other substitutions if you don't want to use the M & M's. Store the cookies in an air tight container. If they get hard, place a slice of bread in the container to soften them.

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