Easy Lego Cookies for a Lego themed party

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Since I had a big bag of mini M&Ms sitting around my kitchen, I decided to try out some more cookies.  Colorful M&Ms always remind me of Lego bricks….and it’s no coincidence that I’m thinking about Lego right about now, when The Lego Movie just came out in theaters..still haven’t seen it, but it’s on my wish list…Mini MnMs by dennasideas.com - Page 001So while I wait to see it, I made some easy Lego brick cookies.  And yes, photos in this post may possibly resemble photos in my last post.  I’m ok with that.how to make easy Lego brick cookies by dennasideas.com - Page 004The only ingredients you need for these easy cookies are:  cookies, mini M&Ms and candy melts (or possibly icing and maybe some Nutella, depends how far you want to go with this).how to make easy Lego brick cookies by dennasideas.com - Page 012Roll out your cookie dough and straighten off the edges, then cut into small rectangles.  I used this chocolate cookie dough recipe, but you can use your favorite dough. You might want to lay out 2 rows of 3 M&M candies to see exactly what size you want your rectangles.   If you really wanted to go crazy with these cookies, you could use a vanilla recipe, then add food coloring to the dough so that the actual cookie would be the color of the lego brick! cool! But too much work for today.

So after you bake up the little rectangle cookies (about 7 minutes), when they have cooled you just ice them and stick M&Ms on them.  Easy!  I tried to melt all my different colors of candy melts in just a few baggies, so that I could pipe the melts onto the cookies.  Well, that didn’t work out for me….how to make easy Lego brick cookies by dennasideas.com - Page 002They melted right through the bags and glooped all over the plate.  In the end I just scraped up the goopy candy melts and spread them onto the cookies.  For a brown Lego brick, I used Nutella instead of candy melt, yum!how to make easy Lego brick cookies by dennasideas.com - Page 011Just add the M&Ms before the candy melts set up.   That’s all.  Really.  That’s it.  Now to eat them!how to make easy Lego brick cookies by dennasideas.com - Page 003how to make easy Lego brick cookies by dennasideas.com - Page 001disclaimer:  this is only easy if you have M&Ms and candy melts.  If you have to go out and buy everything, then it’s not so easy.  BUT if you were having a Lego themed party, and even only wanted to make, let’s say, red and yellow bricks, then you’d only have to buy 2 colors of candy melts.  Or if you only wanted brown Lego bricks, then you only need Nutella.  But then you’d still have to get lots of M&Ms….anyway.  It does happen to be a win-win situation though, since both M&Ms and candy melts (oh, and Nutella) will keep for quite awhile and you can bring them out for your next special baking event.  And make some slightly different looking cookies…..maybe like these ones….Mini M and M cookies by dennasideas.com - Page 001

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