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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Peanut Butter M&M's Cookies Recipe

I love baking cookies and often times I put my own twist on them. A few weeks ago I took my favorite peanut butter cookies recipe and added in M&M's which turned out great! My daughter, grand daughter and god son ate them right up & even asked me to make more.

This recipe takes about 12 minutes to prepare, 12 to 15 minutes of baking time per cookie sheet and will make approximately 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

Peanut Butter M&M's Cookies Recipe

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 large egg
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter (not chunky)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 to 3/4 cup M&M's candies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray baking sheets (cookie sheets) with non-stick cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl sift together the all-purpose flour, baking soda and salt. In another large mixing bowl cream together the vegetable shortening, granulated sugar and brown sugar until combined and creamy. Beat in the large egg until combined. Stir in the creamy peanut butter and vanilla extract. Gradually beat the flour mixture into the wet mixture, beating after each addition until all ingredients are well combined. Fold in the M&M's candies.

Drop cookies onto a prepared baking sheet with a rounded tablespoon, leaving 2 1/2" between each cookie. Place baking sheet into the preheated oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until done. Remove and transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Store cookies in an airtight container.

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