Recipe By Lyn Bower
Published Apr 25th
Candy-Coated Milk Chocolate Pieces Party Cookies
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 3 - 4 dozen Calories 120

This is a easy, delicious recipe I have had since the 70’s. Always a winner and always requested.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ¼ cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups candy-coated milk chocolate pieces

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. 2 Blend together shortening and sugars. Beat in vanilla and eggs. Sift dry ingredients together and add to mixture. Stir in candies.
  3. 3 Drop by teaspoon onto a ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Enjoy!!

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 120
  • Carbohydrate 15.7 g
  • Cholesterol 8.7 mg
  • Fat 5.9 g
  • Fiber 0.3 g
  • Protein 1.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 2 g
  • Sodium 83 mg
  • Sugar 10.7 g


  1. I used half shortening half salted butter. I made no other changes. I actually baked mine at 350 for eleven minutes--the reason for the longer cooking time was because I really packed my small cookie scoop to make bigger sized cookies which meant they needed a touch longer bake time. They turned out soft chewy - Read more ...
  2. As most chocolate cookies are this is a slight variation of Original NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Chocolate Chip Cookies. I like the use of shortening rather than all butter in this recipe for the sturdiness it imparts but wanting the best of both worlds I used half of each. Going into this I knew this would - Read more ...
  3. These were very good. I made them for a school Easter party and used easter colored candy. My only problem with them was that by mixing the candy into the batter you couldn't see them as well. Next time I would save some and put them on the top of the cookies just before baking - Read more ...
  4. I tried making them in lump and instead of it evening out it stay like that. oh well the cookies where OK just lumpy.
  5. This was a great recipe. I made one change i used butter instead of shortening. They turned out fine! only "bad" thing i have to say is that the cookies only took 8.5 minutes. No where near the 10-14 they suggest! but everyone knows with cookies you have to watch the first batch to see - Read more ...
  6. At Christmas I use the red and green M&Ms and they are always a hit.
  7. I loved this recipe! I am an avid cook w/four cookie cookbooks and found this one to be great! I used chocolate chips and Reese's Pieces in it instead since this is what I had on hand and they came out soft chewy and very yummy! Even my 5 year old loved them and he - Read more ...
  8. This is a great recipe!! It is very similar to my chocolate chip cookie recipe so I decided to tweek it a bit. Instead of the 1/2 cup of sugar I used 1/4 cup of sugar and then added a 3.4 oz. box of instant vanilla pudding. This recipe is a keeper!!
  9. This is my favorite M&M cookie recipe. The only change I make is to use butter instead of shortening. They come out perfectly chewy and stay that way.
  10. I absolutley love these cookies. They stay nice and soft and chewy. Very very excellent recipe. They go together quick too!