These are traditional cookies and my weakness anytime passing a mall cookie shop, not only because their so tasty, but because they add a little color and fun to the moment. What's nice about these is being able to make them to fit a theme, and in this case it was a baby shower. We were doing everything in pinks and browns (since the bundle-to-be is a little girl) so I took the packages of Valentine M&M's and picked out all the red candies, then I separated all the brown one's from a normal package to get the pink and brown mix - yes, this was rather tedious and time consuming, but in the end I felt it was worth it. I know have a bag of red M&M's which I can use for Valentine's Day, so it works out perfectly!
1 C brown sugar
1/2 C white sugar
1/2 C butter, room temp
1/2 C shortening
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
2 1/2 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 C M&M's
Cream together sugars, eggs, butter, shortening, and vanilla. Add flour, salt, and baking soda. Fold in 3/4 C of M&M's.
Drop dough by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Slighty push a few candies into the top of each cookie.
Bake for 9 to 11 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool and enjoy!