M&M Cookies

These are a family favorite.  I have fond memories of making these with my Grandma year after year.

 

 

These are fun cookies for the kids to help make… especially decorate at the end.

I recommend mixing this up by hand once you add the candies to the batter (not in a counter top mixer or with a hand mixer). The beaters can break the candies.



Bake until golden brown. As you can see I put a few of the drops of cookie dough a bit too close together. They are still fine but don’t look as fancy when they are squished.

As soon as you remove them from the pan, put on two or three more candies for decoration. The kids will enjoy this part.

These are great cookies to set out for Santa on Christmas Eve.

M&M Cookies
Kids and kids "at heart" will love these festive cookies.
M&M Cookies
Kids and kids "at heart" will love these festive cookies.
Servings Prep Time
2dozen 15 minutes
Cook Time
8minutes
Servings Prep Time
2dozen 15 minutes
Cook Time
8minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Start by mixing up all the wet ingredients. Then start adding the dry ingredients... flour last.
  2. Add the M&M's (except for 1/2 cup of them). Mix well. I highly recommend hand mixing at this point. Mixers can break up the candies.
  3. Add drops of the cookies dough on to baking pans. Leave enough space between them as they will spread. I did not leave enough space and a few of my cookies touched. If that happens you can cut them apart after baking.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes. Watch them carefully. You can add or subtract baking time depending on your oven. You will want the edges to just turn golden and for them to be firming up.
  5. Allow them to cool on the baking pans up to 5 minutes. Transfer them to a cooling rack. While the cookies are still hot from the oven, press a few candies into the top of the cookie.
  6. They freeze nicely but can become brittle and break... store in a safe flat place in your freezer.
Recipe Notes

This is a recipe that was given to me by my Grandmother... original source is unknown.

 

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