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M&M Valentine’s Day Cookies

M&M Valentine’s Day Cookies are similar to chocolate chip cookies and have a delicate crispy edge with a chewy center. The M&M cookies are made with Crisco, rather than butter, for a different flavor. 

M&M Valentine cookies stacked on top of each other.

M&M Cookies are delicious in their own right, but adding Crisco, instead of butter, gives the cookies a richer flavor. 

I’ve shared before that in my family, if you inherit a cookbook and a quilt, you are loved beyond measure.

Back in the 1980s, my grandmother’s church put a cookbook together. The pages were filled with recipes from church members, old and new, and I am pretty sure that they had a lot of recipes that date back to the late 1800s, from previous church members. 

When my grandmother passed away, I inherited the cookbook, and I love it because it’s such a gem and filled with a variety of southern recipes. 

I love flipping through the pages and seeing my grandmother’s, great-grandmother’s, and many other relatives names below the recipes, as well as church members that I love.

Pink and red M&M cookies on a cookie sheet

The M&M Cookie recipe came from one of my grandmother’s friends. After I made the cookies, it took everything I had to keep the kids from eating all of them. 

The recipe makes about 18 cookies, so double it if you are needing quite a few.

I started out with a super big bowl thinking I would need it, only to figure out I could have gotten away with a small one.

What do I need to make M&M cookies?

  • Crisco
  • White sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Water
  • Vanilla
  • Egg
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • All-purpose flour
  • M&M candies

Full recipe and printable instructions listed below

M&M Valentine Cookies - Back To My Southern Roots

Add the white and brown sugar to a bowl, along with the Crisco and mix. 

M&M Valentine Cookies - Back To My Southern Roots

Next, add the egg, vanilla, and water, and mix.

M&M Valentine Cookies - Back To My Southern Roots

Add the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix up the ingredients. Next, add the M&M’s and mix them up with a spatula.

M&M Valentine Cookies - Back To My Southern Roots

Cook in a 350-degrees oven for approximately 13 minutes. 

M&M Valentine Cookies - Back To My Southern Roots

If you love these cookies, you’ll love white macadamia nut cookies and Texas cowboy cookies.

Check out the M&M Valentine’s Day Cookie card below, grab those ingredients, and start baking! These are great cookies any time of the year, and you can change out the colors of the M&Ms for different holidays. 

Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your cookies on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share with us so we can try it, too!

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Yield: 18

M&M Valentine's Day Cookies

Pink and white M&M cookies stacked on a counter

M&M Valentine's Day Cookies are similar to chocolate chip cookies and have a delicate crispy edge with a chewy center. The M&M cookies are made with Crisco, rather than butter, for a different flavor. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. water
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup + 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup M&M candies

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
    2. Mix the white and brown sugars with the Crisco in a small bowl.
    3. Add the egg, vanilla, and water, and mix well.
    4. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.
    5. Add the dry ingredients to the sugar mixture and mix well.
    6. Add the M&M's and mix in with a spatula.
    7. Add to the cookie sheet and bake for approximately 13-minutes, or until light brown.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 110mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g

Nutrition is approximate.

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