Soft-Baked M&M Cookies
Serves: 24 cookies
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups M&Ms (I used mini, but any flavor or size will do)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together both sugars, the shortening , eggs, and vanilla. Add the flour, baking soda, salt and cornstarch to the butter mixture and blend well. Add in ¾ cup to 1 cup of the M&M's.
  3. Chill dough for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Press a few more M&Ms onto the tops of the cookies, if desired.
  4. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned.
Recipe by Kitchen Meets Girl at