Friday, October 18, 2013
Do you ever find a recipe and then just stick with it forever? That is what happened to me with this
M&M cookie recipe. I found this recipe on the back of a bag of M&Ms at least 25 years ago and it has been my go to recipe ever since.
The cookies come out soft and chewy. I have taken these cookies for different gatherings and functions and they always get rave reviews. These are great cookies for people that are maybe just beginners to baking or people that have been baking for years.
I love to make about 3 batches at a time so that I can freeze some for a later date. They freeze nicely and I think that when they come out of the freezer they taste as yummy as they did when they were freshly baked.
3/4 cup butter (I usually use part butter and shortening, about half and half)
1 cup of brown sugar, firmly packed
1/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 to 2 3/4 cups flour (dough should not be too soft)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 to 2 cups of M&M candies (depends on how many you like in cookies)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
2. Beat with an electric mixer the butter, shortening, and sugars until light and fluffy, blend in eggs and vanilla.
3. Sift together the dry ingredients and gradually add them to the cookie mixture. Mix until well blended. Mix in your candies.
4. Scoop by teaspoon and place on a lightly cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated oven for 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly brown.
5. Cool on cookie sheet for a couple of minutes and then place on cooling rack to cool thoroughly.