Thursday, September 25, 2014

M&M Cookies

I love these cookies and have been making them forever. When I was little, my mom always made them and let me help and now I enjoy making these cookies for my own kids. It is so easy to coordinate them to whatever holiday is around the corner with the various holiday-colored M&Ms.

M&M Cookies
Makes about 5-6 dozen

1 cup shortening
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups M&Ms
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed

1. Blend shortening and sugars in a large bowl.
2. Beat in the vanilla and eggs.
3. Mix together the dry ingredients.
4. Add to the sugar mixture, blending well.
5. Stir in 2 cups of candies.
6. Drop by teaspoon on an ungreased baking sheet.
7. Decorate the tops with the remaining candy.
8. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees or until golden brown. 


  1. All we need is a big tall glass of milk and a few of these cookies to have a great day! What an easy recipe. I love fresh hot cookies right out of the oven. Pinned it to my Cookies and Candy Board and followed you on G+ :-)

  2. M & M's are the perfect cookie add in. These beauties bring back so many great memories I may have to go out and buy a bag and make a few! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Fridays this week it was great to have you.