M&M Cookies

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Note:  This is a great base recipe, you can change up the M&M's for your favorite "chip."


M&M Cookies

1/2 Cup Butter, softened
1/2 Cup Butter Flavored Shortening
1 Cup Brown Sugar, packed
1/2 Cup White Sugar
2 Eggs
1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla
2 1/2 Cups Flour
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Salt
1 1/2 Cups M&M's

Cream butter, shortening, and sugars together until fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla.  In another bowl, sift together dry ingredients (or use a whisk to mix together), then add to butter mixture a little at a time until well belded.  Stir in M&M's.  Drop by teaspoonful and bake for 9-12 minutes, let cool on pan before transferring to a cooling rack.

I made these with mini M&M's and placed a few on top of each dough-ball before baking.  I also used one of my smaller scoops and got about 60 cookies out of the batch.