Stop ‘n Go Cookies

by Erin on November 10, 2010

I made these fun cookies with my kids the other day. We had a blast shaping the cookie dough together, pushing in the colored m&ms in the right order.. and the best part, of course, eating our stoplight cookies. :)  Baking with kids is a whole different  exciting dimension to cooking! :)  While gobbling these up with the kids, try telling funny stories to each other while you take bites, like a giant who liked to eat the traffic lights all through town because he thought they were so tasty… yeah, we were being silly. :)

Stop ‘n Go Cookies

Submitted by Erin  ~ thesisterscafe.com
Printable recipe here

1 ½ c. all-purpose flour
½ c. cocoa powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ c. butter softened
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 ½ tsp vanilla
Red, yellow, and green M&Ms
Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  Beat butter and sugar together until combined. Add egg and vanilla and beat on medium speed until combined. Beat in flour mixture.
For each cookie, shape 1 Tablespoon of cookie dough into a rectangle and place on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. You may insert a popsicle stick into the cookie if desired. Press red, yellow and green M&Ms into each rectangle for the lights on the stoplight.  
Bake for 8-10 minutes in a 350 oven. Makes about 26 cookies.
(Tip: always remember to place cookie dough on a cooled cookie sheet. Do not reuse a hot cookie sheet for baking another batch of cookies. Either cool it off first (only takes a few seconds if you wave it in the air a bit) or use two cookie sheets.)

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1 Brittany November 10, 2010 at 10:29 am

these are so fun! Mom gave you the recipe right? She sent it to me too and I have been wanting to try it out. they look tasty too!! Cute picture of Eliza!

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2 Eliana November 10, 2010 at 10:31 am

These are so precious! And look super delicious too.

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3 Judy November 10, 2010 at 1:30 pm

What a great idea for the kids. Love this recipe, thanks so much for sharing.

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4 ann November 10, 2010 at 3:09 pm

These are so great!

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5 Mindy November 10, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Cute, cute, cute! Love the picture of Eliza, too.

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