Sunday, June 13, 2010

M&M Cookies

On the agenda for today was making some chocolate chip cookies. After having so much cake during the past couple of weeks I was ready for something different. This recipe is a tried and true favorite in my home. Whenever my husband wants me to make them he'll ask me "when are you making MY cookies?" I automatically know which ones he's referring to!

Here's the cast of characters:

2 sticks (1 cup) room temperature butter
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 3/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 (12 ounce package) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 bag of M&M baking chips
1/2 bag of dark chocolate chips

Internet meet Bertha. Bertha this is the internet. Bertha has become my very best friend in the kitchen. I use her all the time because I love her so much and I don't want her to feel neglected. I wanted this mixing for the first 8.5 years of my marriage. She wasn't cheap which is why I had to wait so long to get her. My husband surprised me with her last spring and life has been wonderful ever since!
Okay, enough about Bertha. I just wanted to properly introduce her to you. Now we can make some cookies.

Preheat your oven to 375 F

With an electric mixer beat butter and shortening until creamy.

Gradually add sugars, beating well until fluffy.

Gradually add dlour, baking soda and salt to butter mixture beating until well blended.
Pour your chocolate chips and M&M's in to the mixing bowl.

Gently stir in the chocolate chips and M&M's. The goal here is to not break up the M&M's. You still want them to have a definable shape.
I use a rounded tablespoon to put the cookies on the prepared cooking sheets about 2 inches apart.
Bake for about 10 minutes until lightly browned. (you know your oven best-so shoot for ten minutes but if you're oven runs a little warmer shorten in by a minute or two)

Let cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet then move to wire racks to cool. If you look at the above two pictures you may notice something different. Someone couldn't wait for the cookies to cool (ahem, Honey!) so the second picture is missing a cookie. You'll want to let them cool for ten or fifteen minutes before you try moving them around because the chocolate chips will still be warm and will get gooey if you stack them etc.
Here's our final product:

This recipe is really versatile. If you don't have M&M's you could use another kind of chocolate chip, butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, toffee pieces or anything else that floats your boat. I don't care for milk chocoalte-I'm a dark chocolate kind of girl but you could use milk chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate. Feel free to mix it up and do whatever works for you.


  1. Oh yes. I need a couple of those in mah belly. You can't go wrong with something that has M&Ms in it.

    Love these!

  2. LOVE that red mixer!! And this recipe is just great... I think I am in the mood for some cookies now! :)

    Be blessed~

  3. How are things going?? You enjoying blogging? It can be hard to keep up I know!

    Be blessed, and have a great weekend!!