I loved M&M cookies as a kid, and still find myself reaching for them as an adult. There’s something about those colorful chocolate candies that make me smile, and this recipe given to me from my sister-in-law does not disappoint.
At first, I was a little concerned that it only called for shortening, as I’m a buttah gal myself, but you won’t even notice the difference. In fact, I’m not sure this recipe would be as good if you used butter instead of shortening. I guess I’d have to experiment, but I hate gallivanting away from the directions. I get into big trouble that way.
I don’t make these cookies all the time – usually only when M&M’s go on sale, which is around or after the Holidays. I like to glance over the CVS ad to see if I can get them for at least 2/$4. Sometimes, I even have a coupon, which makes the price pretty affordable.
You start with beating the shortening and sugars together.
Now, lets add in the M&M’s. The recipe technically says to add in only a 1/2 cup and then put the rest on the tops of the cookies when you go to bake, but I tend to wanna just go all-in. So that’s what I did.
I got so distracted and excited when it came time to dish these babies out, that I forgot to take pictures. I was too busy snitching M&M-laden cookie dough. You missed out on my perfectly proportioned and lined up cookie dough balls.
So, you’ll have to simply admire the finished product.
These are contentedly sitting in my stomach right now. I think I might have to skip dinner this evening and eat a few more.
M&M Candy Cookies
Yield: 3 dozen cookies
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/4 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups M&M candies
1. Blend shortening and sugars in a large bowl. Beat in vanilla and eggs. Sift remaining dry ingredients together and add to sugar-egg mixture, blending well. Stir in M&M candies.
2. Drop from medium-sized cookie scoop on ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate tops with remaining candies, if desired. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
I like my cookies sweet and simple, but if you’re looking for a little bit more to yours, Simple Organized Living has a yummy looking recipe for Monster Cookies.
Total Cost: $3.76 for the batch or $.20/serving (2 cookies)
How often do you bake with M&M’s?
Use this coupon for $1.50 off two bags of M&M’s on your next shopping trip, so you can go make these cookies!
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