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Brown Sugar M&M Cookies

This Brown Sugar M&M Cookie is a fun twist on the traditional sugar cookie.
Cook Time 8 minutes
Author Ang Paris


  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • cup butter softened (I used salted)
  • cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 ½ cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup M&Ms


  • In a large bowl, add the flour and baking soda and whisk together.
  • In another large bowl (or the bowl of your stand mixer), add the butter, shortening, and brown sugar and mix until fluffy (a few minutes).
  • Add in the eggs, beating well after each addition.
  • Add in the vanilla and beat.
  • Turn the mixer to low and scrape down the sides.
  • Gradually add in the flour mixture, mixing only until the flour disappears.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let chill in the fridge for at least an hour.
  • Once chilled, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop out the dough and place 12 per baking sheet.
  • Press 4-5 M&Ms into the top of each dough ball.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until just golden.
  • Remove from oven and immediately slide the parchment paper onto a cooling rack to cool completely.


It should make about 3 dozen cookies, depending on how large your cookie scoop is.
Adapted from Amanda's Cookin