one of my family’s all-time favorite cookie recipes has to be the classic m and m’s cookie recipe. in fact, i think the recipe is in the great american home baking cookie collection.
i have changed the recipe a bit over the years, and this year made the fall cookies with reece’s candy pieces. the colors of the candy are perfect for fall and i love the peanut butter flavor added to the great cookie taste. this recipe can be adapted to include many different ingredients based on your family’s taste.
to make the cookies: preheat the oven to 375 degrees. in a medium bowl, mix 2 1/4 cups flour, with 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1 teaspoon salt. set this mixture aside.
next, in a large bowl using an electric mixer, cream 2 sticks of softened margarine, 1 cup brown sugar, with 1/2 cup granulated sugar. with the mixer on low, beat in one egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. add the flour mixture, a small amount at a time until the dough forms.