Grandma's M&M Cookie Recipe Melts In Your Mouth, Not In Your Hand by Donna John

Grandma's M&M Cookie Recipe Melts In Your Mouth, Not In Your Hand

My grandma baked for weeks to get ready for the holidays. She made this M&M cookies recipe, and the tradition is alive and well to this day. While they are included on the holiday cookie tray, this easy cookie recipe is a sweet treat any time of the year.

To make these tender M&M cookies you will need just a few simple ingredients. Here is your shopping list so you can get baking: butter-flavor shortening, light brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, flour, baking soda, salt, M&M candies and optional chopped nuts. 

Make a batch of these sweet cookies for a fun after-school snack or to add to that holiday cookie tray for dessert

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 to 12 minutes
Total Time: 20 to 22 minutes
Servings: 36 (approximately)


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Recipe Notes

  • Store the cookies in an airtight container.
  • Make these cookies for Easter, Halloween or any other special day by using seasonal M&Ms in different colors.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Cream together the sugar and shortening until fluffy.  Add the eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Combine the flour, soda and salt. Add to the wet ingredients.
  2. Stir in the M&Ms.
  3. Drop onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 91

Total Fat: 3.5g

Saturated Fat: 1.7g

Cholesterol: 21mg

Sodium: 772mg

Total Carbohydrate: 11.6g

Dietary Fiber: 0.3g

Total Sugars: 6.5g

Protein: 1.5g

Vitamin D: 2mcg

Calcium: 11mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 33mg

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Kirstin Ahearn
Never pass up a chance to bake with M&Ms!
Donna John
No, ma'am! :-) These are one of my favorites. Use holiday M&Ms and they scream Christmas.
Donna John
I love these cookies.

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