This is a easy, delicious recipe I have had since the 70's. Always a winner and always requested.

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Blend together shortening and sugars. Beat in vanilla and eggs. Sift dry ingredients together and add to mixture. Stir in candies.

  • Drop by teaspoon onto a ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Enjoy!!

Nutrition Facts

120 calories; 1.2 g protein; 15.7 g carbohydrates; 8.7 mg cholesterol; 83 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2008
This was a great recipe. I made one change i used butter instead of shortening. They turned out fine! only "bad" thing i have to say is that the cookies only took 8.5 minutes. No where near the 10-14 they suggest! but everyone knows with cookies you have to watch the first batch to see how long it will take. Very good recipe indeed! Read More
(17)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/14/2010
I tried making them in lump and instead of it evening out it stay like that. oh well the cookies where OK just lumpy. Read More
(5)
45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2008
This was a great recipe. I made one change i used butter instead of shortening. They turned out fine! only "bad" thing i have to say is that the cookies only took 8.5 minutes. No where near the 10-14 they suggest! but everyone knows with cookies you have to watch the first batch to see how long it will take. Very good recipe indeed! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2008
This was a great recipe. I made one change i used butter instead of shortening. They turned out fine! only "bad" thing i have to say is that the cookies only took 8.5 minutes. No where near the 10-14 they suggest! but everyone knows with cookies you have to watch the first batch to see how long it will take. Very good recipe indeed! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2004
This is my favorite M&M cookie recipe. The only change I make is to use butter instead of shortening. They come out perfectly chewy and stay that way. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2012
I used half shortening half salted butter. I made no other changes. I actually baked mine at 350 for eleven minutes--the reason for the longer cooking time was because I really packed my small cookie scoop to make bigger sized cookies which meant they needed a touch longer bake time. They turned out soft chewy and were loved by my husband and two kids. Next time I will try this with Reese's pieces and maybe half peanut butter in place of some of the shortening. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2012
As most chocolate cookies are this is a slight variation of Original NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Chocolate Chip Cookies. I like the use of shortening rather than all butter in this recipe for the sturdiness it imparts but wanting the best of both worlds I used half of each. Going into this I knew this would be a moister softer cookie just by virtue of the fact that there is a higher ratio of brown sugar to white sugar. Because I like my cookies crunchier I knew this would not be MY favorite but I know this texture appeals to most and that s what it delivered. These are indeed soft and tender but chewy at the same time. I had mini M & M s in the pantry so I correspondingly made the cookies smaller too. As I do with all my cookies containing butter I chilled the dough for about an hour before I baked them. These cheery two-bite cuties will be well-liked at Hubs meeting tomorrow morning. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2002
I absolutley love these cookies. They stay nice and soft and chewy. Very very excellent recipe. They go together quick too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2006
This is a great recipe!! It is very similar to my chocolate chip cookie recipe so I decided to tweek it a bit. Instead of the 1/2 cup of sugar I used 1/4 cup of sugar and then added a 3.4 oz. box of instant vanilla pudding. This recipe is a keeper!! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2007
At Christmas I use the red and green M&Ms and they are always a hit. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2006
I loved this recipe! I am an avid cook w/four cookie cookbooks and found this one to be great! I used chocolate chips and Reese's Pieces in it instead since this is what I had on hand and they came out soft chewy and very yummy! Even my 5 year old loved them and he doesn't even like chocolate! Thanks for sharing! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2011
These were very good. I made them for a school Easter party and used easter colored candy. My only problem with them was that by mixing the candy into the batter you couldn't see them as well. Next time I would save some and put them on the top of the cookies just before baking so they look prettier. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
07/14/2010
I tried making them in lump and instead of it evening out it stay like that. oh well the cookies where OK just lumpy. Read More
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