There wouldn't be cookies in the first place without the science of baking. Celebrate it!
Not quite cake balls, not cookies, not exactly truffles... it's really the best of all three! The irresistible taste of cake batter, the texture of cookie dough, and the coating of a truffle. Also, breakfast cereal. Ooh, a bowl of these with milk would make a great breakfast, right?
Do you like crunchy cake? Because think about it, if you put enough sprinkles on something it adds a whole lot of crunch texture. I love the creaminess of the frosting, I wonder how the crunch adds to or detracts from the experience?
The best thing about these cookies to me is the fact that they didn't turn over all the M&Ms to make them plain red. I see this as a sign of smart priorities. Just jam the chocolates on there as fast as you can because the sooner they're done, the sooner we can eat them!
This taps right into that toddler part of the brain where you want to pick up a whole pie and smash your face into it. Taking a big ol' spoon and jamming it into a jar of cake and frosting and having no regard for the mess you're inevitably going to make sounds so childishly satisfying. Where's my big spoon?