Wednesday, May 6, 2015

M & M Cookies

(So sorry I haven't been blogging much. We've been gone a lot on trips and school activities, but also I've had horrible computer problems for about six weeks! It's almost taken care of, after backing up files for 9 days so far! It's been CRAZY!)

Last night my oldest son made these cookies.  I just had one, but they were really good! In fact, the youngest son wanted to eat one for breakfast. I said no, since they didn't have any oatmeal or nuts in them :).  Ha! At least that would have been some protein and fiber!

Well, it's a good thing he didn't eat one, anyway, because the middle son got a text from a classmate saying he was supposed to bring food for his whole class today....1st hour!  He's been gone and had to take a test during that hour yesterday so had no idea!  How many did he need to take? 16.  How many cookies were left? 16!  Woohoo!! Saved by the M & M Cookie maker! Poor young son will be expecting one after school, too! I'd better make him something, huh?


1 stick butter, softened
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup Plain M & M's

To prepare cookies; In large bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in eggs and vanilla. In medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; blend into creamed mixture.  Stir in M & M's. Wrap and refrigerate dough for 2 to 3 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Drop by spoonfuls onto baking sheet.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.
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