M and M's Cookie mix in a jar with tag attached with directions on how to prepare the mix. These make wonderful gifts to give any time of year and also for wedding favors, hostess gifts, baby showers or take to a cookie exchange and make sure to bake some up so people know what they taste like to. Store in a cool dry place away from a heat source so condensation and clumping does not occur. Enjoy!

Lisa

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together flour, baking soda and baking powder.

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  • Layer ingredients in jar in order given in a 1 quart ''wide mouth'' canning jar. Add the flour mixture last. It will be a tight fit when you add the flour mixture so be sure to pack everything down firmly.

  • Instructions to attach to jar: M & M's Cookies 1. Empty jar of cookie mix into large mixing bowl. Use your hands to thoroughly blend mix. 2. Add 1/2 cup margarine or butter softened at room temperature. DO NOT USE DIET MARGARINE Mix in 1 egg, slightly beaten, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. 3. Mix until completely blended. You will need to finish mixing with your hands. 4. Shape into balls the size of walnuts and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet 2 inches apart. DO NOT USE WAXED PAPER. 5. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 12 to 14 minutes until edges are slightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes then remove to wire racks to finish cooling. Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

Nutrition Facts

263 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 52.2g; fat 4.8g; cholesterol 3mg; sodium 86.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2003
I found this to be too dry. I added 2 Tablespoons of milk and it did the trick. Also the M & M's need to be placed on the top for the layering in a jar because the sugar seeps through the candies. A good cookie. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/11/2003
I made this recipe for my co-workers this year. It was the most disappointing and embarrassing gift I have ever given. The ingredients that you layer are all white with the exception of the M & M's. This means that all of the flour and sugar mixtures take over the one colorful part of this mix. The final product was very disappointing to look at but the cookies were tasty and the children of my co-workers really enjoyed them. Read More
(36)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 2 stars
12/11/2003
I made this recipe for my co-workers this year. It was the most disappointing and embarrassing gift I have ever given. The ingredients that you layer are all white with the exception of the M & M's. This means that all of the flour and sugar mixtures take over the one colorful part of this mix. The final product was very disappointing to look at but the cookies were tasty and the children of my co-workers really enjoyed them. Read More
(36)
Rating: 1 stars
12/07/2003
I haven't baked the cookies but I was very disappointed with the way the ingredients looked layered in the jar - first of all too many white ingredients and when you layer the candies under the flour the flour falls down between the candies so you can not even see what little colour there was - also I bought enough ingredients to make 12 jars - it turned out to be very expensive! 25.00 for the candy coated chocolate! Very disappointing. Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2003
I found this to be too dry. I added 2 Tablespoons of milk and it did the trick. Also the M & M's need to be placed on the top for the layering in a jar because the sugar seeps through the candies. A good cookie. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2003
The recipe is super simple which I love and it looks great in the jar. I made all the Cookie Mix in a Jar recipes and this is the only one my family wasn't crazy over. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2003
Dough was so dry I had to add a tablespoon of milk. Cookies were a little tastless and dry Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2003
I really enjoyed making these for family & friends & coworkers...Went over very well and everyone enjoyed them...I used the holiday m&m's (Green & Red) and it made a nice effect...These cookies are yummy..my husband prefers these over choc. chip now..Thanks alot!! Happy Holidays!:) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/09/2004
These cookies were too dry & crunchy with not much flavor. I think they need more butter or something; dough was very stiff & dry. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/13/2008
I am sorry but these cookies turned out terribly. I was going to make jars of these cookies to give to friends as gifts. I am glad I tried the recipe out ahead of time because now I know I would have been embarrased. Now I have time to get another recipe. Read More
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