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Oatmeal M&M CookiesI have always been a sucker for M&M cookies…but I’ve never actually baked any on my own…Until we had tons of M&M’s leftover from the candy bar at our Wedding. Add this to the fact Jordan loves Oatmeal cookies…and these babies were born. They are chewy, crunchy, and addicting…Good thing I still have about 2 pounds of M&M’s left! The next few batches are going to be given to all of the guests from our Wedding who didn’t take enough candy in the first place…Consider yourself warned.Oatmeal M&M CookiesOh and yes…our Wedding colors were shades of Rose and Gold…so these totally look like Valentine Cookies. Don’t you dare judge.Oatmeal M&M CookiesWe orderedย personalized M&M’s and I’m not even sure if anyone noticed the messaging…One thing is for sure, you definitely can’t appreciate the messaging when the M&M’s are buried into delicious cookies. Fun Fact: The term is “Anchors Aweigh” not “Anchors Away.” I might be the only person in the universe who didn’t know this until I ordered the M&M’s…Another Fun Fact: We were married on a ferry, so we weren’t just putting random phrases on our Wedding candy…I swear.Wedding M&Ms

Oatmeal M&M Cookies

Recipe
Oatmeal M&M Cookies
adapted from food.com
makes about 3 dozen cookies
Note: Feel free to half the recipe for a smaller batch. Like I said, I had a lot of M&M’s to use.

Ingredients:

    • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
    • 1 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 2 and 2/3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
    • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
    • 1 1/2 cup M&Ms

Directions:

In a large bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment or with a handheld mixer, cream the softened butter and sugars until smooth. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.

Slowly stir in the baking soda,, oats, and 2 cups of flour. Mix together until just combined. Do not overmix. Toss the M&M’s in 1/4 cup flour, then add to the cookie dough. We don’t want our M&M’s sliding around the dough!

Chill the dough for at least one hour in the fridge. Cookies just aren’t as good if you don’t refrigerate the dough before baking. I usually leave them in overnight.

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Roll and drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet or silpat. Bake for 10-12 minutes and let cool on baking sheet for a minute or two before transferring to a wire rack. The cookies may appear undone, but if they are brown around the edges they are most definitely done!Oatmeal M&M Cookies

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