Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

I vary the color of the M&M's to the different holiday currently approaching when I give these as gifts..another favorite of the grandchildren

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix baking soda and baking powder with you can add flour mixture into one layer.
  2. Layer ingredients in order given into a wide-mouth. Press each layer firmly so it will all fit in the jar.
  3. Attach these instructions to your gift.
  5. Empty jar of cookie mix into large mixing bowl.Use your hands to thoroughly blend mix.
  6. Add 1 stick butter or margarine, very soft. (please do not use diet).
  7. 1 large egg, slightly beaten, and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  8. Mix until completely blended. you will need to finish mixing with your hands as this is stiff.
  9. Shape into balls the size of walnuts.
  10. Place 2" apart on sprayed cookie sheet.
  11. Bake in preheated 375° for 12-14 minutes until edges are lightly browned.
  12. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet.
  13. Remove cookies to racks to finish cooling.


Most Helpful

I'm editing my original review because the first time I made these I used all splenda, and THAT was the reason the cookies were dry and crumbly. However, the second time I made them I DID add another 1/4 cup butter to the recipe, and they came out perfectly, so I would suggest 3/4 cup total butter instead of the 1/2 cup stated. Also, I used a combination of white and brown sugar instead of all white - personal preference, love the taste the brown sugar brings to the table.

Tornado Ali December 09, 2005

It is EXTREMELY hard to get all of the ingredients into a quart jar. My suggestion is to pack the M & M's in a cute little bag and then attach them. I agree with the other reviewer, this recipe tastes very good but needs an extra 1/4 c of butter or an extra egg (this is what I did...turned out great!) or else it is a bit too dry.

kymmarye December 20, 2010

Wow! These are amazing! I have always had trouble with cookies, but these came out perfect first time! Thanks for sharing this recipe, family and friends will be enjoying this many times in the future! :)

Pie Queen February 11, 2008

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