Preheat oven to 325F. Combine flour, soda, salt and set aside. Beat together sugars and shortening until light and fluff.
Blend in eggs and vanilla. Add combined flour, soda and salt. Mix well. Stir in whole bag of M & M candies and mix well. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Yields about 6 dozen.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana