December 21, 2011
M & M Cookies - Christmas Style
M & M cookies are Sweetie's favorite cookie, so of course, I just had to make these for him. =) I made them this fall with the fall colored M & M's but didn't have a chance to take a picture of them. So, here we are with Christmas colored M & M's. I just love how you can make the same cookie recipe but they look different with different colored M & M's. For me, it's the little things in life. =) Luckily, the cookies taste delicious every time regardless of the M & M color.
I love to make the cookie dough, portion the cookies out on a cookie sheet, freeze, and store in a ziploc bag (in the freezer). It is a super convenient way to have warm cookies available at anytime in about 15 minutes flat!
I'm pretty sure this will be my last post of 2011. ( I didn't get as many posts in as I had hoped for.) I think my new year's resolution should be to make my blog bigger and better in 2012! It sounds doable and achievable!
M & M Cookies
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup shortening
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup M & M's
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix brown sugar, sugar, eggs, shortening, and vanilla thoroughly. Add flour, baking soda, and salt to creamed mixture. Blend well. Add 3/4 cup M & M candies.
Portion out some dough using a cookie scoop. Using your hands, roll into a small ball and place on a cookie sheet. Slightly push a few candies on top of each dough ball with remaining candies.
Bake for 9 to 11 minutes. (13-15 minutes if taken straight from the freezer).
Yield - 3 Dozen
Hat Tip - Beantown Baker
Posted by Heather