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Coconut M&M Cookies

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

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Monday 11th of February 2013

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!


Monday 11th of February 2013

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. :)


Saturday 21st of May 2011

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


Wednesday 18th of May 2011

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


Monday 16th of May 2011

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