Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

If your like me, you'll like these over the crispy version.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs one at a time, then beat in vanilla.
  4. Gradually stir in dry mixture just until blended.
  5. Roll the dough into walnut-sized balls then roll in colored sugar.
  6. Refrigerate balls for at least 20 minutes or freeze until ready to bake.
  7. Place cookies 2" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten slightly with the palm of your hand.
  8. Bake in a 350°F for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned at the edges.
  9. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then remove to cool on a wire rack.
Most Helpful

I never rate anything but these are delicious! I let the dough refrigerate for two hours and it rolled out perfectly! Thanks so much for the recipe!

Cburto23 December 24, 2013

Help! I can't stop eating these cookies! I only use RecipeZaar (always have) and searched high and low for a s.c. recipe to add M&Ms to (like the ones you buy at the bakery). These are soooo good! The only alteration I made was I only had 2 sticks/cups of butter so I did 1/4 cup of smartblend margarine. Delicious, and easy ingredients you always have on hand.

dshbq6 January 14, 2010

These cookies are absolutely amazing! I also like to add about a teaspoon and a half of maple flavoring in addition to what's here, and no one can get enough!

indy191919 June 12, 2015

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