By Manda on December 22, 2002
Photo by *Parsley*
Photo by *Parsley*
"This cookie is BY FAR my family's favorite cookie that always disappears first on the Christmas cookie tray! They are very simple, but kids and adults alike love this chewy, chocolaty cookie. I usually double the recipe, which will use one 12 oz. bag of M&M's. You can make these festive by using holiday M&Ms, which I love to do at Easter and Christmas"
Serving Size: 1 (1233 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Just as described - soft and chewy! These are the best M&M cookies I've tried. I did as other reviewers suggested and lowered the baking temp to 350. I also used butter because I don't keep shortening on hand. Thanks for the great recipe!"
"Yummy! Used butter and baked at 350. Cookies were flat since I didn't use shortening so next time I'd add more flour to fix this. Everyone enjoyed them. Thanks for sharing the recipe!"
"DD took these on her camping trip and they were the first things eaten. They really are soft and chewy. They bake up nice and golden brown with the times stated. Thank you for sharing with us. Big hit!"
"The only reason I gave this recipe a 5 star rating is so it would be seen first. This recipe was horrible! The cookies had a weird flavor. I thought like some others here that I had made a mistake, so I attempted a second batch. Wrong! It wasn't me. They turned out exactly the same kind of nasty inedible. My husband liked them, but he'll eat anything so his opinion is moot. Tossed both batches and all the dough with it. Manda owes me ten bucks worth of cooking supplies. Currently eating the leftover M&M's as a replacement dessert."
"I read many of the reviews and followed the suggestion to add another cup of flour. That made the cookies too dry and hard to roll up into a ball because they were not sticking. I then tried the recipe again the same day and followed the original directions. They came out perfect! After comparing the recipe to others on the internet, almost all comparable recipes call for only 2 1/4 cups of flour."
"excellent recipe with these changes: used butter only, oven temp 350, no salt since the butter I use is salted and increased flour to 3 1/4. super soft and chewy."
"My 14 year old daughter decided to make these for Christmas this year, and OMG! We have a new Christmas cookie to add to our trays! We made these as the recipe described, baking temp. and all, with the exception we had an extra handful of M&M's. Big hit with her sisters and mom! Thanks for the recipe!"
"WOW! I love this recipe! My son loves M&M cookies, and he is at Scout Camp this week, and someone is heading up tomorrow and taking treats for the boys, so I made these. Even I am LOVING these cookies! They are awesome! I used butter flavored Crisco, and they taste out of this world! I am betting my son will be asking for these all the time!!! Thank you SO much!"
"Made for desert tonight! Very yummy! Everyone loved them!"
"They aren't even cool yet but so far, couldn't be happier! This is definitely what I was looking for - couldn't even find it on the M&Ms website! Thank you!"
"I love this recipe... it's just like my chocolate chip recipe except I use 1/2 butter and 1/2 shortening. Also, I use about 3 1/4 cups flour... it's just not the right consistency if I don't increase the flour. Everyone loved them.
I only wish I could duplicate Corner Bakery's M&M cookies... they are unbeatable... copycat recipe anyone?"
"Wonderful M&M cookies.... chewy and very flavorful.... granddaughter 8 y/o asked me to please post cause they are so delish. Followed exactly but added extra m&m's.. will add this to my cookie list"
"I've tasted other M&M cookies, and have never been impressed. These, however, are delicious. Judging from the positive reviews, others think so too. Perhaps it is because they are made with shortening, which I think makes a superior cookie. Followed as directed--thanks for sharing. I liked that it didn't make a zillion cookies--just enough to satisfy a craving. This one will go into our cookie rotation."
"Also followed the recipe to the tee, and they were perfection! Don't tell my mom, but these were even better than her molasses cookies that I've for as long as I can remember said were my most favorite cookie!
My friend has also made these and thought they were amazing. I've made them for my in laws. With 3 hungry sibling-in-laws and my 2 kids and myself, they didn't last but 30 minutes :)"
"Didn't have Crisco as usual, but used margarine; lowered the temp to 350* and used only 1/2tsp salt like suggested. Amazing cookies! With those small changes, easily the best M&M cookie recipe I've used. Will make again and again!"
"These were really good! A couple of things though. I used 2 tsp. vanilla extract and also ended up doubling the amount of M&M's. I baked for 8 1/2 min. at 375 and they were perfect!"
"Made these for Christmas gift plates, and couldn't have chosen better! I doubled the recipe and used butter not Cisco. I did notice that anything longer than 10min would make them crispy and not soft. So one cookie sheet turned into milk cookies. The rest were perfect and super pretty! Thank you SO much!"
"I read a few of the reviews and I don't know how people are saying these aren't soft and chewy. I will use this recipe forever! I agree with the person that suggested cutting back the salt a bit. I made these to bring to Vacation Bible School and I am sure the kids will devour them."
"I LOVE these cookies. It cant last a day. Everyone in my family loves them. Thanks so much Manda. Will always make these."
"Made these over the weekend. Came out pretty crunchy - I think I overbaked them or my oven is running hot. The only thing I would suggest is cutting back on the salt to 1/2 tsp - I could clearly taste the salt."