Nita's M&M Cookies
these are crispy and yummy! 
 
makes about 3 dozen 
 
1/2 cup  (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 cup  crisco shortening at room temperature
1/2 cup  dark or light brown sugar, packed firm
1   level cup granulated sugar
 
2 large  fresh eggs at room temperature
2 tsp  pure vanilla extract
 
2   level cups all-purpose flour (white lily or marther white, preferred,
  but
  any good flour will do)
1/2 tsp  table salt
1/2 tsp  baking soda
 
3/4 cup  chopped pecans
1-3/4 cup  (about 6 oz) milk chocolate m&m's
 
preheat oven to 350 degrees f. have available for baking 2 large ungreased 
cookie sheets in food processor with cutting blade, cream butter, crisco, 
granulated and brown sugar until light and fluffy. add eggs and pure 
vanilla extract and pulse to combine well. measure and mix flour, salt and 
baking soda. add to processor and blend in with creamed sugar and egg 
mixture, mixing well. remove mixture to a large bowl. add chopped pecans 
and mix in. add m&m's and combine well. drop by heaping teaspoonfuls about 
2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. bake 12 to 14 minutes or until 
lightly browned. do not overcook. remove from oven. cool for one minute in 
baking pan. slide a spatula gently under each cookie. remove cookies to 
cool on wire racks. cool thoroughly and then store in a tightly covered 
container. 
 
ejoy! 
 
nita holleman 
 
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(ID: 9515) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Mon, Dec 22, 2003


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