Recipe By Robbi Schultze
Published Feb 14th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 5 - 6 dozen Calories 81.5

Cookies using M&Ms® candies, any variety. Old recipe-but ALWAYS a favorite!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups candy-coated milk chocolate pieces (such as M&M's®)

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a large bowl, mix sugar, eggs, shortening, and vanilla thoroughly. Add flour, salt, and baking soda to creamed mixture. Blend well. Add 3/4 cup candies.
  2. 2 Drop dough by teaspoonful onto baking sheet. Slightly push a few candies on top of each dough ball with remaining candies.
  3. 3 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 9 to 11 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 81.5
  • Carbohydrate 10.8 g
  • Cholesterol 5.8 mg
  • Fat 3.9 g
  • Fiber 0.2 g
  • Protein 0.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.3 g
  • Sodium 55.3 mg
  • Sugar 7.1 g


  1. PLEASE NOTE: At culinary school the first thing we learned about cookie making is that when you beat the butter/shortening the friction heats it up the dough. While incorporating the ingredients better it also breaks down the fat in the product. To correct this all you need to do is refrigerate you dough for about - Read more ...
  2. These cookies are fantastic. There are a lot of people giving negative reviews for flat cookies. Unfortunately they aren't educated enough in baking to know when mostly brown sugar is used the cookies tend to be more flat. Which is why you need to use shortening to make up for that. Butter melts faster and - Read more ...
  3. Best cookies EVERR! Instead of shortening I used 2 sticks of butter and they came out PERFECT! I also didnt use so much salt and baked for a few minutes longer. Adding extra m&ms didnt hurt either! YUM!
  4. I love this recipe. I do not use shortening. I use 2 sticks of butter and I also add semi-sweet chocolate chips. This makes for really good cookies! I have made these every week for my kids lunch and they love them. I am surprised at how many cookies it makes up! Just for fun...I - Read more ...
  5. After reading all the other reviews, I made this using a 1/2 cup of room temp butter and 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening. They spread slightly on the pan, but not a whole lot, and they had a great flavor. Also, for my oven, a bake time of 8 1/2 minutes got them pretty well - Read more ...
  6. DH LOVED these cookies! I used butter instead of shortening. The cookies flattened out a lot after I took them out of the oven and were sitting on the pan so I added more flour (about 1/4 cup) to the batter and the rest turned out awesome!
  7. Oh My Gosh!!! I have been looking for a recipe like this for YEARS - just like the cookies I used to get at a shop when I was a kid. These were delicious - a little crispy, a little chewy. I used unsalted butter and next time may reduce the sugar a bit. I - Read more ...
  8. WOW! I just made these cookies and they turned out great! I made them with butter only and they turned out just fine. Thanks for such a great recipie!
  9. This recipe falls far short of spectacular! It tastes like store-bought, not good. Try substituting butter for shortening - something I realized I should have done after I'd already made the fatal error of using shortening, which is rarely a good cookie ingredient...what was I thinking? KID NOTE: My son thinks they taste good, - Read more ...