Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

Not my favorite, but children always seem to enjoy these. *Please note the change in the amount of flour since my original post. didyb is right, I had a typo here. I'm sorry that affected your outcome bellisima :(

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract thoroughly.
  2. Sift flour, soda and salt.
  3. Add dry ingredients gradually to creamed mixture.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Stir in M&M's.
  6. Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.


Most Helpful

I use to make these all the time, nice quick cookies that require little effort.

Doughnut June 09, 2005

This recipe has been a staple in my family for generations- However, we use 2 1/4 cups flour instead of the 1 1/4 cup stated.

didyb December 19, 2004

Flavor was ok but cookies were rather flat, stuck to the pan, even with 1 c shortening. However, this was easy to prepare & made with ingredients I already had on hand so it was good for a quick "sweet cookie" fix.

bellisima October 18, 2004

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