Adapted from big soft m&m cookies pinchofyum.com
1 cup packed brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup shortening
½ cup butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups m&ms
Preheat oven to 350℉. In a large bowl mix together 1 cup packed brown sugar, ½ cup granulated sugar, ½ cup shortening, ½ cup butter. Use a wooden spoon to stir these ingredients together until well combined. Add 2 eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Stir until well combined. Use a rubber scraper, if needed to scrape the sides of the bowl.
In a medium bowl mix together 2 ½ cups all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt. Stir to combine.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, using rubber scraper to combine.
Add 1 cup m&ms to the dough and gently fold them in.
Use scoop to measure out cookie dough balls. Use your hands to gently form a smooth ball. Place dough on lined cookie sheet, leaving space for cookies to spread. Fill the tray with 12 cookies, 4 rows of 3 cookies. Using the extra ½ cup of m&ms, press a few m&ms into the top of the cookies.
Bake 8-10 minutes, removing the cookies before they are fully baked. Let them rest 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before moving them to a cooking rack. Repeat with remaining dough. Makes 18-24 cookies.