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M&M Cookies

These delicious M&M cookies were a childhood Christmas cookie favorite.   I think they'll be a favorite of yours, too!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1 cup palm shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unrefined sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of M&M candies


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

    In a stand mixer (or bowl with a hand beater) cream together the palm shortening, brown sugar, and unrefined sugar.

      In a separate bowl combine unbleached flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

        Add vanilla extract and eggs to the shortening mixture and combine on slow speed.

          Slowly mix the flour mixture into the shortening mixture until completely combined.

            Mix the M&Ms in with a wooden spoon.

              Using a kitchen teaspoon (that you eat from, not the one you measure from) scoop out some batter, then roll into a ball before flattening slightly on a parchment paper lined pan.

                Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes depending on how crisp/chewy you would like them.


                  Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.
                  Keyword Cookies