Soft and Chewy M&m Cookies

"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"
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Ready In:
36 cookies




  • Cream together shortening and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
  • Add combined flour, salt, and baking soda and mix until well combined.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup M&Ms.
  • Drop by Tbsp onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Press 2-3 M&Ms onto top of each cookie.
  • Bake in 375°F for 10-12 minutes.

Questions & Replies

  1. ok
  2. what if you dont have any baking soda can you use something else
  3. I'm in the uk what is a good substitute for crisco


  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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. I had to come back and edit my review more like write it over lol. <br/>I didn't like the way these cookies came out yesterday the dough tasted kind of funny and after baking them they were kind of flaky like a wanna be biscuit? I threw them in a ziploc back and went to bed disappointed but today I tasted one and I'm not sure what happened over night but these are damn good! Granted they were kind of white ( I should have used brown sugar) and I didn't shape them right but wow these were good. I'm not sure how to describe them kind of like shortbread texture cookies?
  5. It was amazing. I used mini m&ms and white chocolate chips instead of normal m&ms. They turned out great


  1. I used 3 cups flour, half Crisco half butter, 2 tsp vanilla, baked at 350 for 12 min. I found the cookies tough (too much flour) and not sweet enough. I don't think the other tweaks were a factor. Next time I will follow the recipe.
  2. Golden Crisco, reduced m&m's to 1 cup, reduced baking temperature to 350.
  3. Salted butter instead of crisco
  4. added oatmeal, walnuts and egg
  5. halved the recipe and used butter instead of Crisco, put in oven for 10 minutes and they were totally browned. pretty tasty - but not the best I ever had. will make again - thanks!


I am a single gal, living on my own; currently working as an Occupational Therapist & living in Cumberland, MD. (It is "God's Country" out here...beautiful!) I LOVE to cook and bake, and love anything that looks, tastes, smells, or even closely resembles a veggie. I LOVE moo-cows, and therefore, cannot bring myself to eat any part of the adorable critters (i.e. NO RED MEAT!!) I love the outdoors, and pride myself on being the master griller on the fire pit. My mother's side of the family is 100% Polish, so I have an inborn passion for cooking...unfortunately, along with that comes a love of eating, too!! But, hey..u only live once, so I say "EAT, DRINK, and BE MERRY!!!"
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