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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
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)

How to Make M & M Cookie Recipe (Original '70's Version)

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.

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

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