Emily and her friend Maddie started a little cookie business late springtime. The name of the company is The Cookie Jar. Every other week they email friends and neighbors on the street to see who may want a dozen cookies that week. So far they have made snickerdoodles, chocolate chip, m&m, chocolate sugar covered, among many more. They charge $3 a dozen….it’s been a bunch of fun for these 2 budding bakers.

The packaging is super cute too :)

My friend Patti and I take turns sharing our kitchens…and cleaning up it seems :)

A few weeks back they made a M&M cookie….and I took some pics to share…

Classic M&M Cookie

1 c. shortening

1/2 c. sugar

1 c. packed brown sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 1/4 c. flour

1 tsp. soda

1 tsp. salt

1 1/2 c. M&M’S® candies

Cream shortening, sugar, eggs, and vanilla in bowl until fluffy. Add flour, soda, and salt; mix well. Stir in 1 cup candy. Drop by teaspoonsful onto baking sheet. Top cookies with remaining candy. Bake at 325 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.



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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. What an adorable idea! Looks like they are having a blast and I'm sure they are learning a lot through the process too. I'll have to tell my girls about this when they get older.

  2. Love that you're sharing their great idea!

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