Hi Everyone! Sorry, I haven't been around much lately. Life has been extremely busy. Just wanted to let you know I'm still cooking and baking up a storm! Many of my posts may contain iPhone pictures, but I do intend to post more often!
Note: This is a great base recipe, you can change up the M&M's for your favorite "chip."
1/2 Cup Butter, softened
1/2 Cup Butter Flavored Shortening
1 Cup Brown Sugar, packed
1/2 Cup White Sugar
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.