Extraordinary M&M Cookies

By Beth Anderson on December 28, 2016 at 11:48am

Cooking with Mary 12/21/16

3/4 cup real butter, softened
3/4 cup shortening (Crisco)
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups brown sugar, packed
1 TBSP vanilla
2 eggs
4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp salt
1 bag (24 oz) or 4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.In large bowl, beat butter, Crisco, sugars, vanilla, and eggs on medium speed or with spoon, until light and fluffy.

Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt (dough will be stiff). Stir in chocolate chips.

On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by tablespoons full or use a #40 cookie scoop, two inches apart. Place 2 or 3 M&M’s on top of each cookie and bake for 11 minutes or until light brown. Center will be soft. Cool for one or two minutes, then remove to a cooling rack or pan.

*  I use red and green M&M’s for Christmas and pastel colors for Easter or Spring.

Makes about a dozen cookies.