Saturday, November 14, 2009

Denise's Holiday Cookies

I LOVED these cookies when I was growing up. My older sister would make them during the holidays, and they were so tasty. I had some leftover Halloween plain M&Ms, and these cookies sounded so yummy that I thought it would be a perfect way to use up the plain M&Ms plaguing my cupboards. I wasn't sure that Jeff would like them, so I was surprised to find them on the coffee table this morning when I woke up. Husband approved!

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  • 3/4 c Shortening
  • 3/4 c Sugar
  • 3/4 c Brown Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 c Flour
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 c Coconut
  • 1/2 bag of Holiday M & M's (I used Halloween)

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Cream shortening, sugar and brown sugar.
Add eggs and vanilla.
Sift dry ingredients together and add. (I just added the dry ingredients directly to the mixture, to save on washing yet another bowl). Add coconut and M&Ms.
Spoon dough on to baking sheets. You can use two regular teaspoons, or I prefer using a scoop like the one shown in the picture below.
Bake at 350°F  for 10-12 min. The recipe I got from my sister didn't have a temperature on it, so I guess at 350°F. Her recipe indicated a baking time of 15-25 minutes, but my cookies were quite done in 10.
Tale of Two Sisters and Their Kitchens | Denise's Holiday Cookies


  1. Yummy! I'm going to have to try these soon!

  2. These look SOOOO good! My kids would go gaga over the m&m's in there!

  3. So, I totally went and bought all the ingredients and made these tonight and they are delicious! Tom even really liked them and he claims to not like coconut! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Okay, K and I were thinking alike and I also bought all the ingredients yesterday. If we like them, which I assume we will, would you mind if I posted them to our blog too? I'll give you all sorts of links and good words. :)

  5. K & Lara! So glad your families both loved these cookies. Lara, yes, feel free to share the recipe on your blog, too.

  6. they look awesome!! how can you go wrong with cocnut and m&m's?! thanks for sharing!

    stopping over from sits!

  7. YUMMY!!!! I love cookies. And for some reason, they are even better around the Holidays. Your 2nd picture is around the time I want to start eating the dough! I know. So bad. They look amazing and I may be trying this myself. Have an amazing SITS day (you were in front of me:)

  8. Those look great. I usually just throw my m&ms in with my snickerdoodle recipe, but these look great. I will give them a try! Found you on SITS.

  9. I just looked more closely at your site...and we match! Looks like you gals just started in October, same here...nice to meet you! Happy Cooking!

  10. Popped in from SITS to say hi! I love those now!

  11. I Glad to make cookies and this recipe is very good, I will try to prepare that some time. To have cookies in the cupboard are so practical. Nice to see you!! ;-) Crispies Al Natural



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