Here is another recipe from my 43 year collection, yep, you're right, the sweet section is the biggest. This is from a long time friend. We lived in NC and had babies the same year. I miss her and decided to post her recipe.
M & M Cookies
1 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2-1/4 cup self rising flour
Mix well, drop by tsp on ungreased cookie sheet. Press 4 M&Ms into each cookie.
Bake 375 degrees for 10 minutes.