Cookies that will make you and your kids party after you’ve had one! They are SO good…
…and so simple to make…
…and easy to remember the recipe…
Let the sweet adventure begin!
Cream together 1 cup brown sugar,
with 1/2 cup of white sugar,
and 1 cup of shortening,
for about 5 minutes on medium-high with your paddle on.
Add 2 eggs and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla.
In a large bowl, measure out 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour.
Add 1 teaspoon baking soda,
and 1 teaspoon salt to counter all the sweetness (Awwwwww!).
Whisk to combine.
Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture in the mixing bowl
and mix well.
Reserve 1/2 cup of M & M’s to decorate the tops of the cookies.
Take the other 1 cup of the M & M’s and add them to your batter. Fold them in with a spatula.
Do NOT turn on your mixer with the M & M’s in there! I speak from experience! Stay away from the off/on switch! You will have pulverized pieces of candies in your cookies and you and your children will cry.
Turn out the dough in tablespoonfuls on a buttered sheet pan. Press some of the reserved M & M’s onto the tops of the cookies to make them that much more beautiful and irresistible.
Bake at 375 degrees for 8-9 minutes.
Makes 3-4 dozen Party Cookies. Wondrous Party Cookies!
I mentioned in the beginning of this post that this recipe was a cinch to remember and that’s because it is your basic chocolate chip cookie dough recipe, only with 1/4 cup more brown sugar and 1/4 cup less white sugar, and of course the “Party” portion of them, the M & M’s!
“Nem N M” Cookies, as my Beach Rose calls them!
Bon Appétit, Ma Chérie!