Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins

These bite-size cookies have a light and delicate texture, and are one of the first cookies I ever learned to make. I use the lower sugar amounts and that is sweet enough for me, but I have included the original amounts also in case you like your cookies more traditionally sweet. If you want to skip the whole wheat flour, increase the white flour to 1 1/2 cups.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Spray cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Cream sugars, butter, and shortening together.
  4. Add in vanilla and egg; beat well.
  5. Sprinkle baking soda and salt over mixture, and add in flours; mix well.
  6. Stir in M&Ms.
  7. Measure dough by the teaspoon onto the cookie sheets. These do not spread very much, so you can put them fairly close together.
  8. Bake for about 8 minutes, or until they just start to brown.
  9. Remove from oven; allow them to cool on the baking sheet for a minute before removing them to cook completely on wire racks.
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