Robbi's M&Ms Cookies


This M&M cookie recipe is an old recipe but always a favorite! Use any variety of M&M candies.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
72 cookies


  • 1 cup shortening

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups candy-coated milk chocolate pieces (such as M&M's®)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Beat shortening, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.

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  3. Add flour, baking soda, and salt; blend well. Stir in 1/2 of the chocolate candies.

    overhead shot of M&M cookie dough in bowl

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  4. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet. Use remaining candies to decorate dough balls; press down slightly.

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  5. Bake in batches in the preheated oven until lightly browned with soft centers, 9 to 11 minutes.

  6. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

82 Calories
4g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 72
Calories 82
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 1g
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 22mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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