1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup shortening
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup veg/canola oil
4 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
4 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp salt
Combine first 5 ingredients and cream about 2 min. Add vegetable oil & mix well. Sift dry ingredients together and add to dough; mixing just until combined. Fold in m&m's. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 min.
Oh boy, oh boy...I really could leave it at that, but I won't.
I got into my mom's old recipes and found this cookie recipe that was given to her by a dear friend years ago. I was best friends with this dear friends daughter & got to enjoy these cookies on a somewhat regular basis!! They also became a fast favorite in our house.
Because of the cream of tartar & the oil (I NEVER said ANYTHING about these being a "light" cookie...) they really take on the consistency of a bakery cookie. They have a little bit of crispness to them that is sooooo yummy, while still remaining a little chewy. I really don't know how else to describe them...JUST GO BAKE SOME!!
I really think they are better at room temp as opposed to warm. That's just my opinion.
You certainly could use chocolate chips instead of m&m's. My mom would sometimes even use mini chocolate chips.
I also chilled the dough for about 10-15 min before baking & stuck the bowl of dough back in the fridge in between baking times. They turned out better if the dough was a little cold.
I don't care how hot it is. Crank up your oven and bake these little babies.