I’ve partnered with M&Ms® and Collective Bias to create these Captain America M&M Sugar Cookies. Grab a DVD copy of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and make it a movie night…just don’t forget to bring the cookies!
I’ve always been a collector. It drives my wife nuts, but I just love collecting things. Retro college sports memorabilia. Pint glasses. John Grisham books. My penchant for collecting all sorts of awesome things began when I was a kid. Back then, it was baseball cards. I’d save the money from my lemonade stand and ride my bike up to the old city Market in Charleston, SC to shop for baseball cards. I was proud of that collection! My mom recently moved to Nashville, TN, and she found all of my old cards in the move. Talk about a trip down memory lane!
As a wee lad, I also collected comic books. My favorite were the Micky Mouse comics featuring the Phantom Blot. We’d often take trips to visit my grandparents who lived in upstate South Carolina. On one of these trips, I found a stash of old comic books hidden away in a closet. Isn’t that every kid’s dream?? Apparently my uncles collected comic books when they were kids, and those comics ended up in the back of a closet. It was like finding a gold mine of awesomeness! Among the Micky Mouse and Donald Duck comics were a bunch of superhero books, too. The Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America…they were all there. Needless to say, those comic books provided hours upon hours of entertainment!
Did you guys see Captain America: The Winter Soldier? It was released back in the Spring, and I just heard the other day that it remains one of the highest grossing movies of the year. Didn’t see it? Well, you’re in luck because the DVD was just released recently. I suggest swinging by Walmart and picking up a copy!
In honor of this latest installment in the Captain America series, I baked up some sugar cookies inspired by Captain America’s iconic shield. The shield is both a defensive and offensive weapon, and, well, it kinda completes Captain America’s persona. I grabbed a big bag of M&M’s in Walmart the other day. I originally intended on just snacking on them, but then I realized I could use the M&M’s to create cookies inspired by Captain America’s shield. Plus, everything tastes better with M&M’s, right?
I pulled out my recipe for basic sugar cookies and got to work. I’m not biased when it comes to a tasty cookie. I love all cookies equally. But I must admit that I will always have a special place in my heart for sugar cookies. Aside from being incredibly simple to make, this sugar cookie recipe is straight delicious. It takes all of the patience I have to let them cool when they come out of the oven. This time, I grabbed some red and blue M&Ms and pressed them into the cookies while they were still warm. (I tried putting the M&Ms into the cookies before baking, but the cookies spread a bit in the oven and they didn’t quite resemble Captain America’s shield anymore. Still delicious, mind you. But not a shield.)
Looking for some beginning-of-the-week entertainment? Swing by Walmart and pick up some M&Ms and a copy of the Captain America: Winter Soldier DVD.
Get in the kitchen and bake up a batch of these sugar cookies to snack on during the movie. Just don’t eat all of the cookies before the movie starts! (I may or may not be speaking from personal experience here. Oops.)
Did you make these M&M Sugar Cookies at home? Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog) – I’d love to see your version!
Captain America M&M Sugar Cookies
- 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1½ cups granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ Tbsp vanilla extract
- white sanding sugar
- Blue and red M&Ms
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and baking powder; set aside.
- Using a countertop mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (3-4 minutes on medium speed). Add the egg and vanilla and mix until well combined.
- Add half of the flour mixture; mix on low speed until well combined. Repeat with the remaining flour mixture.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Shape the dough into balls approximately 1½ Tbsp in size. Place dough balls on a greased cookie sheet. Gently press each dough ball to flatten it out slightly. Sprinkle tops of cookies with a generous amount of sanding sugar.
- Bake for 12-13 minutes, or until edges of the cookies turn light golden brown.
- While cookies are still warm, decorate with blue and red M&Ms.
- Let cookies cool completely.
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