I had a bag of Christmas M & M’s and wanted to make cookies so I googled “M & M cookie recipe” and found this one on http://www.squidoo.com which was titled “The Best Ever M & M Cookie Recipe”. These are going in a care package for my friend Lacee who is on a mission in Virginia.
1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
12 oz package M & M’s
3/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 Preheat oven to 350.
2 Cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
3 Beat in egg and vanilla.
4 In another bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt.
5 Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix.
6 Stir in M & M’s and nuts.
7 Using a teaspoon, drop cookies of about 1 heaping teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheets, about 2″ apart.
8 Bake 10 – 13 minutes.
9 Cool on wire racks.
The recipe said it yielded about 50 cookies. I used my Pampered Chef medium cookie scoop (so larger than the teaspoon they were using) and got about 3 dozen (just 2 shy of 3 dozen).