Ann Romney's Oatmeal M&M Cookies
Cookie similar to Michelle Obama's Black and White Cookies
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
butter-flavored solid vegetable shortening
packed brown sugar
white chocolate chips
extra dark chocolate chips
toasted and chopped walnuts
Preheat the oven to 375°. Have ready two ungreased baking sheets.
Mix the flour, baking soda and salt together in a small bowl.
Using medium-high speed of an electric mixer, beat the butter, vegetable shortening, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract.
Reduce mixer speed to medium and beat in the eggs, beating just until mixed.
By hand, stir in the flour mixture. When flour mixture is incorporated, stir in chips and nuts.
Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
The original recipe says it makes 60 cookies, but I make mine slightly larger and get around 48.