Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

These were a staple in college. Never had a boyfriend who didn't like them (not like a male college student is a hard sell for homemade cookies!)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream margarine and sugars, then add eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and finally add 1/2 M&M's.
  2. Drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet placing remaining M&M's on top of each cookie.
  3. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or lightly browned.
  4. Can make frozen balls of dough to take out and bake as needed.
Most Helpful

If the cookies cook too flat, that means you need a little bit more flour. Here's how you tell: before adding the m&m's.......test dough with you should not stick to finger. Add a little more flour until the dough tests that way. The difference is usually in the variable size of eggs....which can change the liquid amount in dough a little.. Works for me every time.

Also, I used half butter and half margarine. I changed the flour to 1/2 c. whole wheat, 1 and 3/4 c. unbleached flour....very fantastic and my family unknowingly got some fiber.

1 5

I followed the recipe EXACTLY and the cookies did not turn out. They were very flat and flavorless.

I am part of the "flat" cookie results. Good cookie, but flat, I used the correct margarine, followed the directions to a "t" and they were flatter than pancakes.