Recipe: M&M Party Cookies
This recipe came out of my mother’s recipe box. I consider this box the go-to place for the best desserts from the 70s and 80s. She probably hasn’t cleaned it out in years, so every time I go digging in there, I find something new.
These cookies are a favorite of mine, not just because the recipe came from some named Cookie. Cookie’s cookies actually taste really good.
As much as I wanted to, naming this recipe “Cookie’s Cookies” would have been a bit much for me. So I stuck to their original name of “M&M Party Cookies”. The original recipe calls for shortening, but I have a problem putting a cup of shortening in a cookie batter. So I replaced it with butter.
Because butter makes everything better.
What does it say about me that I have no problems putting a cup of butter in anything?
M&M Party Cookies – 2-3 dozen cookies depending on size
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup M&Ms
Preheat oven to 375. Line cookies sheets with parchment or spray with baking spray.
Sift together flour, soda, and salt in a bowl; set aside. Cream together butter and both sugars until creamy (about 3 minutes) with an electric mixer. Beat in eggs until well blended. Beat in vanilla. Add flour mixture in three increments (to prevent making a mess), beating until just combined. Mix in candy with a rubber spatula.
Drop by rounded tablespoons (or more for bigger cookies) onto prepared baking sheets. Be careful not to overcrowd as the cookies will spread. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until edges are brown.
Cook’s Notes: Sometimes I mix about 3/4 cup of candy into the batter and then press 3-4 pieces onto each cookie before they go into the oven. The candies crack a little and it adds a nice effect. Chocolate chips, nuts, or reese’s pieces make for great additions to this recipe.
This post is linked to Tasty Tuesday