GIANT POLKA DOT COOKIES

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15 min Prep
50 min Total
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28 Servings

Appeal to kids of all ages with super-size and super-yummy cookies chock-full of colorful M&M's™ chocolate candies.


Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup granulated sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup shortening
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 eggs
  • Small check mark in a circle icon3 3/4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 teaspoons baking soda
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 teaspoon salt
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 cups M&M's™ chocolate candies
Preparation
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat sugars, butter, shortening, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon, until well blended. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in candies.
  2. Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls about 3 inches apart onto ungreased large cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 3 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
Tips
  • Unbaked cookie dough can be frozen in an airtight container up to 9 months. Before baking, thaw frozen dough in the fridge at least 8 hours.
  • A trick for making drop cookies the same size and shape: Use a spring-handled cookie or ice-cream scoop. A #16 scoop holds 1/4 cup dough.