My sons, Joseph and John, were raised on these cookies, and they still love them and ask for them, especially around Christmastime. They are a delicious combination of crunchy and chewy, and the M&Ms make them look festive!
M&M Candies Super Cookies
1 package (15 oz.) M&M Plain Chocolate Candies
1 cup Margarine
¾ cup granulated Sugar
¾ cup Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2½ cups Flour
½ teaspoon Baking Soda
½ teaspoon Salt
1 cup chopped Nuts, if desired
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Coarsely chop 1½ cups candies. Reserve remaining for decoration.
Beat together margarine and sugars until light and fluffy.
Blend in eggs and vanilla. Add combined flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.
Stir in chopped candies and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 9-11 minutes. Remove from oven. Immediately press 3 reserved candies into top of each cookie.
Cool on wire rack.
Makes about 5 dozen cookies.