Colorful m&m cookie recipes from the ’60s

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make some mms party cookies with this easy recipe (1964)

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Easy color cookie recipe with m&m’s!

Happiest new cookie idea in years!

Only Crisco and m&m’s Plain Chocolate Candies offer you this delicious new cookie. Kids really go for crisp, fun-to-eat “Color Cookies.”

1/2 cup Crisco
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon water
1 egg
1 cup + 2 tablespoons sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup M&M’s Plain Chocolate Candies

Blend Crisco and sugars. Beat in vanilla, water and egg. Sift remaining dry ingredients together and add to the sugar and egg mixture. Mix well. Stir in M&M’s Plain Chocolate Candies. Drop from teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Makes about 3 dozen 2 1/2 in cookies.

For additional color, press extra M&M’s Plain Chocolate Candies into cookies before baking. Some candies crack slightly in baking, adding texture and interest to the cookies. See “Cookie Baking Helps and Hints” on the special Crisco label.

Mmmmm... make some mms party cookies with this easy recipe (1964)

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Party cookies: Gay colors… easy to make with Robin Hood flour and m&ms 

1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup shortening
2 eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2-1/4 cups Robin Hood all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1-12 cups m&ms plain chocolate candies

CREAM sugars, shortening, eggs and vanilla thoroughly.

SPOON Robin Hood Flour (not sifted) into dry measuring cup. Level off and pour measured flour onto waxed paper.

ADD soda and salt to Robin Hood Flour (not sifted). Stir to blend.

ADD blended dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Mix well.

STIR IN 1/2 cup m&ms Plain Chocolate Candies. Reserve remaining candies for decorating.

DROP by teaspoonfuls or shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheet.

BAKE at 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes.

YIELD 5 to 6 dozen cookies.

More ideas for using these colorful candy-covered chocolates:

Add fun to your frostings! Decorate all your cakes with color-bright m&ms plain chocolate candies!

Add bounce to your brownies! m&ms plain chocolate candies make baking colorful!

Never a chocolate mess, because the milk chocolate melts in your mouth — not in your hand!

Mmmmm… make some m&ms party cookies with this easy recipe (1960s)

After baking: Remove cookies with a spatula to wire racks; cool completely. After baking, some candies may be slightly cracked. This adds texture and interest to cookies — still the same delightful flavor.

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m&ms party cookies for the holidays (1963)

Six dozen ways to keep your children happy this holiday season

Make six dozen delicious party cookies with m&ms plain chocolate candies – Fun for the kids, fun for you, party cookies are so easy to make. And so bright and festive for the holidays.

Party cookies for the holidays - vintage M&Ms ad from 1963


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