Smart Cookie

By | May 5, 2013

Smart Cookie

Ever have a week that was so crazy busy you were so afraid you would forget something that you mix up your dates and give your daughters teacher appreciation gift to her a week early?  No, well that is exactly what I did last week.  I know her teacher probably knows that is what happened but I still can’t help feeling bad that we don’t have anything to give her on the actual day now.  And well I also totally forgot about my little ones daycare teachers too and needed something for them.

So that is how this project came about.  I was not really sure what to do and was running out of time then I found this post by Crazy Little Projects.  She made a cute Smart Cookie printable and gave the teachers cookies.  This was the solution to my problems.  I could make one batch of cookies and have enough for all the teachers.  I decided to make my own printable since I wanted to change the wording and colors but please feel free to head on over to her site and check hers out it is really great!

I have been making this cookie recipe for years and wanted to give you all a neat little trick for it, I added the trick in the directions below, but just in case you miss it here it is again.  When making these or any cookie where you beat the butter in, stick the batter in the fridge for 10 to 30 min before cooking.  This will help your cooking from spreading too much.

Hope you all enjoy the recipe and printable.  If you are like me and need a super last minute idea for you teachers this is great.  You could also buy cookies if you don’t have time to make them.

Visit our TEACHER APPRECIATION board on Pintrest for more great ideas!


Smart Cookie Printable
Clear Party Bags

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups M&M’s


Mix your Sugar (basically everything except M&M’s)

Brown Sugar



Salt & vanilla

Baking Soda

And Eggs

in a bowl and cream it

Then add your M&M’s

And fold them in
(HINT:  Place batter in fridge for 10 to 30min, it will help keep the cookies from spreading too much)

Drop spoon fulls onto greased baking sheet

And Bake at 350 for 8 to 10min. Then let cool on pan for a 5min before moving to wire cooling rack

The girls approved and thought the cookies were YUMMY!

Now just bag them up put the Smart Cookie Tag on with a ribbon

Then give them to your Teacher!

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24 thoughts on “Smart Cookie

    1. Tracey Kite

      Welcome to the blog! I hope you enjoy all our projects and I will head right over and check out your blog too!

    1. Tracey Kite

      Oh they did love it! And the girls are always so proud when they make something for someone. Thanks so much for hosting!

  1. jmommymom

    Cute! Could you email this post to my kids? :) I would love this. Maybe I’ll have them make them and give them to my friend who has been teaching co-op with us. They are perfect for her.

  2. Barb

    Very cute! I pinned it on the Fabulously Frugal board and my Homeroom Mom board. Thanks for linking up!

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