M & M Cookies

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by startnover

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!)

Top Review by frugaljan

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 finger......it 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.

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.

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