Oatmeal M&M Cookies Recipe | Chewy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
Like any kid his age, my little dude is always trying to coax me, into buying all kinds of colorful junk he spots at grocery aisles. And like any mom my age and know hows, I refuse! And that's 90% of how we both keep ourselves busy. This dratted candy gets on to my nerves. If curses could really affect anyone, most of the companies flaunting their rotten wares at supermarkets should have closed shop by now! I understand trying to make profit, but I don't get this careless, irresponsible, malicious attitude of companies trying to make profit at the cost of health - especially kids.
Oatmeal M&M Cookies Recipe | Chewy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
OK, before I get into my rant mode, let me instead focus on the post at hand. These cookies, right here, might not win the looks contest, but they more than make up in the taste department. So much so that it has found fans in both kids and adults alike, which is really saying something.  My cup measurement was way off with the grams measurement mentioned in the original recipe, hence I stuck with grams measure for all ingredients, wherever applicable. If you want in cups, refer the original link. These are chewy, not overly sweet, softer than most cookies, extremely addictive with occasional crunch from the M&Ms. These make 30+ cookies but don't count on them to last long. In my house they got over in 4 days flat!
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  • Serves: 8+ people
  • Yields: Made 32 cookies although the original recipe mentions 20
Ingredients
  • 115g Unsalted Butter, softened to room temperature, see Tips
  • 150g Dark Brown Sugar, packed
  • 50g Cane Sugar
  • 1 large Egg, see Tips
  • 2 tsp pure Vanilla Extract
  • 140g Old-fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 80g All-Purpose Flour (organic and unbleached)
  • 45g Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 160g M&Ms Candies, plus extra for topping , see Tips
Tips
1. Butter: I used cultured butter for this recipe. You can also substitute half of the butter with 3/4th of EVOO Coconut oil.

2. Eggs: I use pasture raised organic eggs. You can also use 2 egg whites instead of 1 whole egg. If Eggs are not your thing, try checking my Egg Substitutions Chart for options that you can use in this recipe.

3. M&M candy: If you are finicky like me, then you can use Unreal brand of candy coated chocolates instead of regular M&M's.
Method
1. Cream the softened butter and both sugars together
2. on medium speed until smooth.
3. Add the egg and vanilla and mix on high until combined, about 2 minutes.
4. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Set aside.
5. In a separate bowl, toss the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt together.
6. Add to the wet ingredients
7. and mix gently until combined.
8. Fold in the M&Ms.
9. Dough will be thick.
10. Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
11. Preheat oven to 325F degreesLine two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Roll balls of dough (about 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie) and place 2 inches apart on the baking sheets.  Yes, my little one decided to stay by the side to make sure he gets to keep his cookies and eat it too!
12. He pressed a few extra M&Ms into the tops of the cookies. He probably would have stuffed some more if not for his mommy insisting on some damned blog post looking palatable like anyone who cares!
13. Bake for 10-11 minutes until very lightly browned on the sides. The centers will look very soft and might appear undone but they will firm as they cool.
14. Remove from the oven and let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
Cover cookies and store at room temperature for up to 1 week. Baked cookies and rolled cookie dough freeze well, up to 3 months Oatmeal M&M Cookies Recipe | Chewy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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Recipe adapted from sally's baking addiction

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By Poorva on Jul 22, 2015

Hi DK, thanks to your little dude that u are posting so many desserts now. :-P I really appreciate your efforts to feed your family healthy yet yummy dishes. keep up your good work. all the best.

Thank you :) --DK