Chocolate Mint M&M Cookies for Jessica’s ‘Pot of Gold’ Virtual Baby Shower

by Jessica on August 26, 2013

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Jessica's 'Pot of Gold' Virtual Baby Shower

Welcome to our ‘Pot of Gold’ Virtual Baby Shower to celebrate the upcoming arrival of Miss Maeve, daughter of Jessica at Sunny Side Up! As your hosts, Krystal of Mrs. Regueiro’s Plate and I are featuring all of the delicious dishes that were created just for today’s shower!

As with so many of my blogging friends, I met Miss Jessica at the 2011 Foodbuzz Festival in San Francisco. She is bright, bubbly and incredibly well-traveled (she’s lived in China, folks!). One day soon, Jessica will deliver (what I know will be) a gorgeous baby girl and I don’t think I could be any happier for her and her husband, Jesse!

The Jessicas of My Baking Heart and Sunny Side Up

There are so many yummy dishes (and beautiful photos!) that were brought to the table today. It’s times like these that I wish the food bloggers in our tight-knit community lived a little closer to one another, so that I could sample all of these treats in person!

Up first? These Chocolate Mint M&M Cookies, from yours truly…

Chocolate Mint M&M Cookies

Prep Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 18-20 cookies


  • 1-1/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2/3 c light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 c dark chocolate chips
  • 1 lg egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg dark chocolate, mint M&Ms


In a small bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda; set aside. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar and water. Cook and stir over low heat until butter has melted. Add chocolate chips, cooking and stirring until chocolate has melted. Remove from heat and pour into a large, heat-resistant bowl, letting the mixture cool for 10 minutes.

Once cool, stir egg into chocolate mixture. Fold in flour mixture until combined. Add the M&Ms, folding just until mixed. Cover dough and chill for 1 to 2 hours, or until dough is easy to handle.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Shape dough into 2-inch balls and place them onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets, about 2 inches apart from one another. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until edges are set. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Adapted from: Better Homes & Gardens

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I love Irish Soda Bread and this loaf by Rachel at Good Thymes and Good Food has my heart.

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Katie of So Tasty, So Yummy baked up this gorgeous Chocolate Guinness Cake. You had me at chocolate, Katie!

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There’s nothing better than sprinkles and Krissy of Dainty Chef did not disappoint with her colorful Rainbow Cupcakes!

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Joelen of What’s Cookin’, Chicago? made a warm & filling Shepherd’s Pie, sure to comfort the new mommy & daddy!

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Amber of Sugared Whisk made these adorable Irish Egg Rolls. Corned beef & cabbage in egg roll-form? Yes, please!

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Elly of Elly Says Opa whipped up a platter full of sinful Steak & Guinness Sandwiches.

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Nikki of Seeded at the Table made a bright & cheery ‘End of the Rainbow’ Fruit Salad, sure to please!

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How about a few of these perfectly gorgeous Irish Cheddar Scones by Kelsey of Apple A Day?

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Nicole from Prevention RD brought these elegant Guinness Truffles to the table, because no party is complete without a fancy dessert! Simply beautiful!

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And last but certainly not least, Krystal churned up a gallon of this bright Shamrock Ice Cream. I’ll take two scoops, please!

Congratulations again, Jess & Jesse! I’m anxious to see Maeve’s first pictures!


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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amber August 26, 2013 at 5:37 am

Thank you for the time and energy that you have put into hosting this party for Jessica. I wish we all lived closer so we could really share these treats with each other.


2 Jessica @ Sunny Side Up August 26, 2013 at 7:51 am

Jess!! I am so excited for the theme you gals chose for my virtual shower, it’s perfect! Thank you so much for putting all of this together. Miss Maeve is one lucky girl to be loved by so many already! I think it goes without saying that cookies are one of my essential food groups, and yours sound (and look!) amazing! Thank you again! <3 you!


3 Kim August 26, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Everything looks super tasty! What a great Irish-themed virtual baby shower!


4 Krystal R. August 26, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Thank you Jessica for co-hosting with me on our very first virtual shower! I had so much fun collaborating with you, laughing outloud at our quirky late messages and just talking with you. It’s been a great pleasure and these cookies are simply perfect for this perfectly-themed Irish shower. What a great idea again, everything came out too cute! I really wish we were all together for this party!


5 Nikki @Seeded at the Table August 26, 2013 at 3:34 pm

A party is not complete without cookies!! I love the idea of these, too!! Super cute, Jessica!


6 Nicole, RD August 27, 2013 at 12:24 pm

A stunning round-up of baby shower recipes for an amazing mommy-to-be!!! ­čÖé Couldn’t be happier for Jessica & Jesse! Thanks for the invite and sorry I was late ­čśë xo!


7 Kelsey August 30, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Yum and yum! What a great treat to bring to the shower. Thank you so much for hosting and for fitting me in!


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