Wednesday, March 05, 2008

M&M Cookies

One of the few cookie recipes I like that uses shortening instead of butter. The hardest part is remembering to buy M&Ms at the store.

1 c. shortening
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 c. flour
1 1/2 c. M&M's

Blend shortening and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients. Stir in 1/2 c. of candies. Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate cookies with remaining candies.

Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.

*It was a good activity to let my kids decorate the cookies with M&M's right before they went into the oven. We could tell which cookie belonged to which kid because each happened to decorate with only their favorite color. For awhile we had several cookies with only blue, only orange, or only red M&M's.

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