Coconut M&M Cookies

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by Amber on May 13, 2011

On Saturday, my nephew David turns 5. Five years ago, my husband and I had just disembarked from a cruise ship, and barely made it through customs (where cell phones are not allowed) when my phone began to ring. I answered it to hear both my mother’s tears, and Davey’s first cries too. There I stood, in the middle of a sidewalk at New York City’s cruise pier, crying my eyes out.

Four months later, I met Davey for the first time. We gathered at Canyon Lake, Texas, a place that my sister and I spent the majority of our childhood summers, spring breaks, and long weekends. Chellee and Jeremy walked out of their cabin, and put a little baby wearing only a diaper into my arms. He promptly threw up on me.

I have been in love with that kid since day one. Both of ‘em, really. But this post is all about Davey. He’s funny. He’s smart. He feels things so deeply, sometimes he cries just because he can’t imagine spending the weekend without his mom and dad several months down the road. He has to have things in twos, just like his daddy – you can’t just give him one cookie or crayon. He’s gotta have one for each hand. He thinks his Uncle James is hilarious and also talks kinda funny. Poppa is his best friend in the entire world, and someday, he’s going to be a musician and a cowboy. Oh, and maybe a soccer and basketball player too.

Davey’s favorite color is green. When I picked up these coconut M&Ms and realized they only come in green, white, and brown, I knew he would love cookies made with them. The other day on the phone, he told me he saw a coconut at the store, and he wanted to buy it! I love how adventurous he is, with food and with life. These cookies went into the mail to Davey in time for him to get them for his birthday party.

Happy Birthday, Davey!

Aunt Amber & Uncle James


One last photo. I die.

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Aimee @ Simple Bites May 13, 2011 at 9:08 AM

Oh my gosh -he’s so cute! I love 5 year-old boys, perhaps because that’s the age my Noah is now. Davey looks like such a good kid.

I’ll never forget the moment I became an auntie, too. That precious phone call…

Coconut M&m’s are new to me. I don’t think we have them up here yet.

Have a great weekend, Amber! xox


Amber May 13, 2011 at 12:14 PM

Davey and Noah would be best buds, I’m sure of it. Want me to send you some? They’re pretty darned spectacular.


DessertForTwo May 13, 2011 at 9:48 AM

Awwww, happy birthday Davey!

I love it when you write about your family :)

Cookies look so rich and buttery! Mmm!


Amber May 13, 2011 at 12:15 PM

Thanks, Christina! It’s always a little difficult for me to write about them – I always cry! So silly of me, but I do. They cookies were really really good. I may have kept one or two as a tester ;)


Katrina @ In Katrina May 13, 2011 at 10:01 AM

What a special little man!! :)


Amber May 13, 2011 at 12:16 PM

Aw Katrina, he sure is. Thanks for stopping by!


Jen Schall May 13, 2011 at 10:51 AM

These cookies look so tasty! And, I just love that last picture… :)


Amber May 13, 2011 at 12:17 PM

Isn’t he just the cutest? The cookies are very tasty! Thanks for reading, Jen.


JenniferA May 13, 2011 at 11:11 AM

What a cutie!!! And what a nice auntie you are.


Amber May 13, 2011 at 12:17 PM

Thanks, Jennifer! It’s hard not to be a nice auntie to two such great kids. They’re pretty special.


Three Baking Sheets May 13, 2011 at 11:28 AM

Davey…what a sweet name. He is just too cute.

The coconut M&M are the best in their lineup. Dare I wonder how the cookies would taste with toasted coconut added to the batter?


Amber May 13, 2011 at 12:18 PM

Crazy good idea! I thought about adding other stuff at the time, but you know, sometimes kids freak out at unfamiliar textures, so I went simple. But I’d love to hear about it if you try it!


Jamielyn May 13, 2011 at 8:24 PM

Yum these look delish too!! That boy is in the suit is DARLING!
I ♥ Nap Time


Chellee Huntsman May 13, 2011 at 8:32 PM

That’s my BOY! What a sweet post Aunt Amber…Davey and I just finished reading it together and he kept wiping my tears telling me not to cry.

It brought back some of his earlier memories. I love you and thank you for being the most awesome Aunt on the universe.



Jamie | MBA May 13, 2011 at 8:45 PM

I can’t handle the cuteness – what a doll! Happy Birthday, Davey!


Miss May 13, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Super cute nephew you have there! My youngest is six and they are so much fun at that age. The cookies look awesome and I can tell cute little Davey hasc3m the funnest aunt ever!


Sylvie@GITK May 14, 2011 at 7:45 AM

You’re such an awesome aunt. I’m totally in love with that last picture, he’s such a handsome little guy!


Andrea@highlow May 14, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Great meeting you in person today at the bake sale! I love coconut M&M’s and I know plenty of people who would love these cookies (especially my friends and family in Canada who apparently can’t find these M&M’s) Will definitely try them out!


blackbookkitchendiar May 15, 2011 at 3:14 AM

what a cute birthday boy!! thank you for sharing this with us!!


sapir May 15, 2011 at 4:12 PM

thanks for sharing this recipe! i’m used to bake cookies every week, so this week i’m gonna bake those :)


sweetsugarbelle May 16, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Im all teary and thekids are wondering why. You’re an A+ aunt!


Delishhh May 18, 2011 at 11:18 AM

I wish i had an aunt like you :) That last picture of your nephew is ADORABLE!


Mom May 21, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Amber, I can remember the day so clearly when David was born. He is definitely a special little man who loves his aunt and uncle so much. You made his day very special and of course when Chellee wanted to put the cookies out for the party; he told her no these are my special cookies just for me from Aunt Amber and I want to keep them all for myself.

Love you, Mom


Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes February 11, 2013 at 9:16 PM

I wanted to make these regular size cookies in order to make more for a party. Would you bake them less time? Thanks! Love your site!


Amber February 11, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Hey Ashley,

You’d probably need to do them 1 or 2 minutes less. Just watch for browning around the edges and call it good! Thanks for your sweet words. :)


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