Monday, January 12, 2015

M&M Cookies

Around the time that I left home for college, I ended up with a cookbook from my grandma. It was one of those homemade cookbooks that all of the ladies from church contribute to and share their favorite recipes. As a 17-year old, I didn't think much about it since I was planning on moving into the dorms on campus my first year and wouldn't be cooking my own meals. The cookbook was packed up and never used. 

Fast forward 4 1/2 years and you'd find me cleaning out my kitchen and coming across this cookbook from my grandma. I pulled it off the shelf and immediately placed it in my Goodwill pile since I had never used it, let alone opened it up. A few minutes later, I walked by the pile again and saw the discarded cookbook. I picked it up and started thumbing through the recipes, noticing that quite a few looked fabulous and I serendipitously turned to this M&M cookies recipe. Well, it's settled then, I thought. I had to keep the cookbook. For the past few weeks, I've had fun pulling out the book and making some of the recipes, and I love that it reminds me of my grandma each time! Without further ado, here's a truly fabulous M&M cookie recipe from a Mrs. Thelma Johnson.
1 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
1 c. butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 t. vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 1/2 c. M&M's

1. In a large bowl, mix sugar, eggs, butter, and vanilla thoroughly. Add flour, salt, and baking soda to creamed mixture. Blend well. Add 3/4 cup of M&M candies.
2. Drop dough by teaspoonful onto cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 9 to 11 minutes.
3. Once you've removed the cookie sheet from the oven, slightly push a few M&M candies on top of each cookie.
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  1. Sometimes old treasures are the dearest, especially when newly found. Years from now you will pull out that book again abd remember that you almost threw it away, but you'll smile at the memory. The cookies look amazing. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Lorelai! We appreciate you letting us link up on your blog. :)

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    1. They sure are! Hope you get to try this recipe sometime in the near future!