Originally published on “Blaise the Baker” September 18th, 2017
I love the color – and taste – of these deliciously old-fashioned cookies! They take me right back to my childhood and buying cookies at the mall. These are chewy inside and have a slight crunch outside. I used dark chocolate M&M candies for these but you can use your favorite variety.
Classic M&M Cookies
1 cup solid vegetable shortening
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups white all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups M&M candy
Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl combine the solid vegetable shortening, light brown sugar and white granulated sugar. Combine until no white shortening streaks are visable. Mixture will be thick.
Beat in the two large eggs.
Stir in the pure vanilla extract, baking soda and salt.
Gently fold in the white all-purpose flour.
Gently fold in 1/2 cup of the M&M candy.
Roll dough into teaspoon size balls and place on prepared baking sheets. Top the rest of the cookies with the remaining cup of M&M candy.
Bake, one baking sheet at a time, in preheated oven for 13 minutes.
Remove and allow to cool.