I really love M&Ms (who doesn’t?) and perhaps my favorite M&M variety is peanut butter M&Ms. They have just enough peanut butter so you know they’re peanut butter M&Ms, but not so much that it takes away the chocolate from the M&M itself.
Thus, I felt it right to make oatmeal cookies featuring peanut butter M&Ms. I’ve made peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies before (basically my favorite cookie ingredients all rolled into one) but thought I’d go with simple here.
I enjoyed the cookies, and the M&Ms were enhanced by virtue of being with the dry oats in the cookie. However, I felt the cookies had too much oatmeal but others didn’t seem to have that complaint.
The recipe follows:
1 c butter, softened
3/4 c packed brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
3 c oatmeal
1 tsp vanilla
2 c peanut butter M&Ms
Prehat the oven to 375° F.
Cream the butter and sugars. Add the eggs. Mix in the flour, baking soda and vanilla. Add the oatmeal. Stir in the M&Ms.
Drop the cookie dough by rounded spoonful on a greased baking sheet. Bake at for 8 minutes or until the bottoms are starting to turn light golden brown.
Remove the pan from the oven and let the cookies cool on the pan for 5 minutes. Transfer them to a wire rack and let them cool completely. The cookies will firm up a little bit as they cool.