This is a great recipe to make for your kids and with your kids. After all, what kids don’t love M&M’s? I know mine will eat an entire 5 pound bag in one sitting if I don’t watch them. They also love cookies, so what better than to marry their two favorite chocolate goodies together?

This also might be the only time of year that I would get away with feeding my boys cookies that were filled with anything pink. I might be able to get my boys to make them for their girlfriends, though. For all the dads out there with little ones, this would be a super easy recipe to make for mom for Valentine’s Day. She will love them even more if you let the kiddos help make them.

Simple Valentine’s Day M&M Cookie

1 chocolate cake mix

1/2 cup soft butter or olive oil

2 eggs, beaten

10 ounces pink, red and white Valentine’s M&M’s

Throw cake mix, eggs and oil or butter into a bowl and stir until well combined. Gently stir in the M&M’s being careful not to break their candy shells. Drop the dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets and bake for 8 minutes at 360 degrees.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of the University of Montana, animal lover and writer.