These cookies are very festive and easy! And tasty! From Betty Crocker’s Cookbook!
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup margarine or butter, softened
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 package (8 oz) candies (red and green m&ms, in this case)
Heat oven to 375 F. Mix sugars, margarine, shortening, vanilla, and egg. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until light brown, 8-10 minutes. (centers will be soft). Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet. Makes about 3 dozen cookies
Emily’s notes: My favorite scent ever is vanilla. Every time I bake with vanilla, I take a huge whiff of it and my insides get happy. I went to bake at my friend’s and she had imitation vanilla, and it did NOT smell the same. Nothing can beat the smell of pure vanilla extract. Period.