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…So 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.The 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).Roll 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….They 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!Just add the M&Ms before the candy melts set up. That’s all. Really. That’s it. Now to eat them!disclaimer: 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….
For all you Lego Star Wars fans out there….another party!!! I posted about the party we had for my son awhile ago here. Now I want to show you some more cool ideas from my friend Amber’s party for her son! She has some really cool ideas and fun games! I love this banner she made, it looks fablous, and the fun balloons! You can see her blog post here.
Her cupcakes turned out really cute, too!
Amber’s party also included a great piñata!! You have to go over to her blog here and read the funny story behind this Lego Star Wars piñata, it’s so cute and resourceful.
She also shows the invitations they made and a how-to for some lego man head pops (treats!)!!The whole family worked on this party and it turned out super! I love the Lego character chalkboard drawing and all the details. I love all the photos Amber takes and posts on her blog, please check out her blog because LOVE is a lifestyle for some great stories, ideas and photos!
After the party, the only thing left to do is….play with the new toys and Eat up the Leftovers!! My 7 year old and I decided to make Storm Trooper Macaroni (a.k.a. Carbohydrate Casserole).
“Hey, it’s suppertime…um, let’s use this macaroni that’s been in the fridge for a few days, we can whip up a white sauce,”
“ok Mom! I want to help!”
“I’ll show you how to make a roux, son.”
“Let me stir it!”
“Now I’ll slice up this leftover Storm Trooper Cheesball head…”
taste test- “It’s too salty, what else can we add?”
“How about some Greek yoghurt, that should cut the saltiness….and hey, how about those leftover crackers…?”
“Let me crush them up, Mom!”
“Still needs something….” glugs in some salsa, “how about the last of the tortilla chips?”
“I’ll stir it up, Mom, let me taste it now!! It’s great!”
“Yes, I think it’s about right! Ta da everybody!! Storm Trooper Casserole!!”
And it was a success and nicely emptied out the fridge from our Lego Star Wars party! 😉
I couldn’t resist adding the leftover black cream cheese!!