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M&M Cookies

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On Christmas Eve/Christmas Morning last year, I made M&M cookies using my Grandma P’s recipe, which I’ll share with you today. One of the things on my 101 in 1001 list, is to “try 100 new recipes” and, while I might have made these before at some point, I can’t recall when the last time was, so I’m counting it in there. This was actually the 7th recipe I tried since starting the 101 in 1001 but the first one I’m sharing on the blog. I’ll share the others eventually.

You’ll need:
*1 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
*3/4 cup margarine or butter, softened (Grandma’s recipe called for margarine; I used butter)
*1 teaspoon vanilla
*2 eggs
*2 1/3 cups flour
*1 teaspoon baking soda
*1 cup M&M’s
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*Cooking spray or whatever you prefer to use to grease the cookie sheet

The ingredients

What you need to do:

1. Heat oven to 350*F (175*C) and lightly grease a cookie sheet. (I use cooking spray). If you have an oven like I do where you have to pick the temperature and setting, make sure you select a setting. I forgot to do that and didn’t realize until 10 minutes after the cookies were in that the oven wasn’t on. I use the setting for top and bottom heat.

The oven settings 175*C and Top and Bottom Heat.

2. Mix brown sugar, margarine or butter, vanilla, and eggs in a large bowl until well blended.

3. Stir in the flour, baking soda, M&M’s, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. (I started with a mixer and then went to a spoon. Initially, I used 1/3 cup of brown sugar and realized I was missing a cup and had to add it in with the other ingredients.) The mixing is easier if you add a cup of flour at a time and then the remaining flour.

The mix after everything has been mixed in.

4. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons 3 inches apart on the greased cookie sheet.

So I think my drops are a little larger than tablespoons.

5. Bake 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are light brown.

The cookies baking in the oven

6. Cool the cookies on a cooling rack or newspaper covered in wax paper. I don’t know what happened to my cooling racks, so I had to do the latter.
7 finished cookies

These cookies make nice treat for the holidays or anytime. If you’re interested in the original recipe as my grandma wrote it, you can read it in the picture below. Happy eating!

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  1. I love M&M cookies! Thanks for sharing at Weekend Bites

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