Sunday, 13 January 2013

M & M Party Cookies

I was lucky enough to have my oldest nephew for a sleepover during Christmas Break. It is obvious that both my nephews are quite skilled in the kitchen even at a young age. They enjoy baking with their Mom and both my brothers are very good cooks. I'm glad this is something we can do together other then tubing at Chicopee. LOL.

We decided to make M & M Party cookies even though traditionally we like to make gingerbread together. (we will save that for another visit). These are a pretty standard cookie and I was happy to use up some of the candy I still have hanging around the house after the holidays.

The finished product...
M & M Party Cookies
1 cup shortening
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups M & M's (we added some chocolate chips, also)
Cream shortening and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients.
Stir in add-ins. Bake at 350F,10 minutes or until lightly browned.
(I like soft cookies so I tend to underbake) Enjoy!