I always loved when it was stormy outside because that meant my Mom would be in the kitchen baking cookies. M&M cookies were always my favorite! There is just something about gooey cookies with melted M&M’s right out of the oven. Mmm Mm Mm!
1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened to room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups M&M's (or other candy-coated milk chocolate pieces)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix sugar, eggs, butter, and vanilla thoroughly. Add flour, salt, and baking soda to creamed mixture. Blend well. Add 3/4 cup of M&M candies. Drop dough by teaspoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet. Slightly push a few candies on top of each dough ball with remaining candies.
Bake at 350 degrees for 9 to 11 minutes, or until slightly golden.