M&M Cookies

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No Christmas baking list would be complete without M&M Cookies! So of course it was on my 2012 Christmas Baking Madness list! M&Ms of course puts out a Christmas package that has just red and green M&Ms. This recipe is spectacular because the cookie part is so good!

Printable Recipe: M&M Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup white sugar

  • 1/2 cup shortening

  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 – 1/2 cups flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 regular package size of Christmas M&Ms (green & red)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl, mix sugar, eggs, shortening and vanilla with a wooden spoon. Mix till thoroughly combined. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually flour mix to wet mix, stirring by hand. Once thoroughly combined, fold in M&M candies.

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Using a one-inch cookie scoop, drop spoonfuls onto parchment paper. Slightly push a few candies on top of dough scoops that are loose in the dough. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Allow cookies to completely cool on baking sheet. Initially, the cookies are puffy when removed from the oven but flattens out as it cools.

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Store in an airtight container.

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