Up next on my Homemade Christmas list is a classic cookie that I love, Classic M&M Cookies.
As a girl that grew up in the nineties, I spent my fair share time at the mall. In the mall food court, there was always a cookie shop. The name of that cookie place is long forgotten, just like my days spent hanging out at the mall. What is not forgotten is my memory of the cookies. More specifically, the M&M cookies.
The only time I ever had this classic cookie was when I went to the mall. They were a must have on the days when I would stop to get cookies.They were my absolute favorite.
As an adult, my days of going to the mall have become near non-existant. I can’t tell you the last time I went to the mall and did more than just run into Macy’s to pick up my online order. That means I also couldn’t tell you the last time I bought a cookie but those cookie memories are fierce when that random craving pops up. What’s a girl to do? This girl makes cookies.
I went to my go-to recipe site, Allrecipes.com and went to work. Not only did I need to make the cookies of my youth, they now had to be gluten free. It took a few tweaks but I recreated the cookie of my memories, the Classic M&M Cookie. They were perfect and my family thought so too, they barely left any for me. I guess that just means I should make some more.
What is your favorite “Bakery” cookie?
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ cup shortening
- ½ cup butter or margarine
- 2 eggs
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract or paste
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour (I used gluten free all purpose flour)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1½ cups candy-coated milk chocolate pieces (such as M&M's®)
- In a large bowl, cream together butter, shortening, and sugar. Mix in eggs and vanilla thoroughly.
- Add flour, salt, and baking soda to wet mixture. Blend well. Add ¾ cup candies.
- Chill cookies 4-6 hours. If you can wait 24 they will be even better.
- Drop dough by teaspoonful onto a baking sheet. Slightly push a few candies on top of each dough ball with remaining candies.
- Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 9 to 11 minutes.
Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com