i found myself in a baking mood late last night. the result? m&m cookies! this recipe has been in my recipe book for ages, and whenever i flip past it i always wonder how i obtained it. there’s no author, no web url, nothing. just ingredients and instructions written on a piece of college-lined notebook paper.
regardless of how and when i got it, i decided they would make the perfect labor day weekend treat. rather simple, this recipe makes a bucketful of cookies that would be great for a crowd, the office, or even a college football tailgate (go dawgs!).
1 cup shortening (like crisco shortening, not oil or butter)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/4 cups plain flour
1 bag of m&ms (12 ounces, anymore and you’ll have more candies than batter!)
cream together the shortening and sugars using an electric blender.
add the vanilla and the eggs and beat until mixed.
in a separate bowl, mix the salt, baking soda, and flour. then, slowly incorporate into egg mixture with blender.
using a spoon (not the mixer!) fold in the m&ms and stand back at take a look at what a beautiful thing you’ve made.
dollop the cookie batter on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees fahrenheit. let cool before storing.
then! because you have extra batter and what to be a little cray on a friday night, make one giant cookie the size of your face! 🙂