M & M Cookie Recipe (Original '70's Version)

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@Quinnn

If you are of "a certain age", you'll remember these cookies waiting for you after school in the '70's. Bring back some childhood memories by pouring a glass of cold milk and enjoying these today.


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Serves:
Yield: 5 Dozen
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 1/4 c
flour
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
baking soda
1 c
shortening (can use butter, but they will flatten more)
1 c
brown sugar
1/2 c
sugar
2 large
eggs
2 tsp
vanilla
2 c
m & m's (reserve 1/2 cup for decorating)

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease baking sheets or use parchment paper.

2In medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking soda.

3In large bowl, beat shortening (or butter), and sugars with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until creamy.

4Stir in flour mixture until just blended. By hand, stir in 1 1/2 cups M & M's. Drop by rounded tsp. onto cookie sheet. Press several additional M & M's onto the tops of cookies.

5Bake for 9-12 minutes until golden or until cookies are just set in center.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Candies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian