Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Carolyn's M&M Cookies

Remember these??? I think these were most of our favorites as we used to all look for the cookies that had the best colors and the most M&M's in them. I can remember watching grandma making these the day before a big holiday as she'd let me have a few M&M's out of the bag. Back in those days M&M's came in a 16 ounce bag for around $1.39. Today, you get less than 12 ounces and on sale they are 2 for $5.00! Ridiculous price, but we all love these candies!
These cookies should take you back in time and make you remember all those happy days we spent at grandma and grandpa's house~especially for the holidays.

M&M Cookies

1 cup shortening*
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsps. vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/4 cups unbleached flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 bag M&M's (make sure you get enough to snack on while making cookies!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream shortening with sugars; beat in vanilla and eggs. Stir in dry ingredients. Drop by tsps. onto a lightly greased cookie tin. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Decorate with M&M's as soon as you take them from the oven.
*To make this more heart healthy replace the shortening with lard of palm oil shortening.

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