Old-School M&M Cookies

Posted by Vanessa in Cooking, September 7, 2011

Let me introduce to you our family’s current favorite cookie.  Please meet the old-school M&M variety.  With one of the most delicious actual cookie batters out there, as in, even if they didn’t have M&M’s, they’d still make a great cookie.  We like them with Peanut Butter M&M’s; what isn’t made better with a little touch of peanut butter in it.  Yum.  Yum.  Yum.

I had this recipe saved in my “Give it a try” folder for a LONG time, maybe a year or so, and finally dusted it off earlier this summer.  We may or may not have made them three times since then.  They’re addicting.  I can’t help it.

And read this recipe.  As far as cookies go, it can’t get much easier.

You really, really should give them a try.  Delicious.  And addicting.  But don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Old-School M & M Cookies

recipe from Tasty Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes.
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes.
  • Ready in 25 Minutes.
  • Makes: 6 Dozen
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup margarine
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups M&Ms (we prefer the peanut butter ones)
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Combine sugars and wet ingredients in a large bowl. Mix until smooth. Stir in salt and baking soda, then mix in flour a little at a time. Fold in candies.
  • Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges start to brown.

One Response to “Old-School M&M Cookies”

  1. Sue says:

    Anything with M & M’s has to be good. I will make them when I know we have company coming or else I would eat them all! I have no will power with M&M’s.

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