M and M Flower Sugar Cookies


2 sticks butter, softened
1 1/2 C white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 C all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cream of tartar
dash of salt
M&M's, assorted colors

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Add the eggs and vanilla and mix for 2 minutes.  Sift in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt into the wet ingredients.  Mix just until combined. 

Form into 1 inch round balls and place on a non-stick baking sheet.  Press down the cookie dough slightly with your hand.  Press the M&M's into the top of each cookie in a flower shape.  You can use even more M&M's than I did.  This was my first time making these.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the cookie starts to crack.  Remove from the oven and let sit on the hot baking sheet another 5 minutes.  Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.  Store in an airtight container.  Enjoy!