I am the proud mommy of an incredibly sweet and beautiful toddler, named Mayzie.
A few months ago, my husband and I undertook the monumental task of potty training Mayzie. We had made a few half-assed attempts prior to this but on this one weekend we decided, the time is now!
I promise you this has something to do with this cookie post….
The major motivator to have Mayzie do her thing in the potty was the objective of “if you pee in the potty, you get an M&M”. Prior to this, Mayzie had never had an M&M before, and like any normal toddler, after her first taste of M&M, she was addicted and subsequently completely potty trained in 48 hours (no exaggeration).
So with that, we started buying bulk amounts of M&Ms from Costco and have them on the ready anytime we need to use bribery for any situation (you can send my ‘Parent of the Year’ award to the gates of hell).
In addition to her love for M&M’s, Mayzie is also quite fond of the cookie (shocking, I know). So in an effort to combine her two sweet loves and make it a treat that we could also make together, I came up with a super simple cookie recipe that you can make with your kids and not feel like you’re going to pull out your hair in the process. These cookies are made in 1 bowl (read: easy clean up) and can be made in under 30 minutes (which let’s be honest, is way longer than the average toddler’s attention span).
And this isn’t to say that these cookies can be enjoyed by just toddlers…in fact as I write this, my husband has polished off 3 cookies by himself. Sorry for blowing up your spot, Justin.
So try these out with your kiddos! You can use Peanut M&M’s if you like or any of the variety of M&M’s out there nowadays (the pretzel M&M’s are mind-blowing).
Mayzie's Favorite Cookies
Simple Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies made in less than 30 minutes