You're looking at the cookie that my daughter and I decided to make for my gramma. She doesn't cook anymore and she has a huge sweet tooth (like yours truly) so we decided it would be fun to send her some cookies. My gramma's appetite isn't what it used to be anymore so I realize that cookies aren't the healthiest thing in the world but I felt slightly better about it being full of oatmeal. That way it's practically health food. Right?
Well maybe not.
These were fun to make. I used the pink, white and red M&M's because it's almost Valentines day but you could use any of the colors you want to fit any upcoming holiday. You basically just put all the ingredients in a large bowl and combine them and then scoop them onto a cookie sheet. No need to dirty your stand mixer unless you want to.
The original recipe is doubled from the one below, but this recipe below makes PLENTY! This made 63 cookies.
Recipe from 365 Days of Slow Cooking
- 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup + 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 whole eggs
- 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 tsp Karo syrup
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
- 4 1/2 cups quick oats
- 12 oz semisweet chocolate chips (because I was too lazy to only do 1/2 a bag)
- 12 oz M&M's (Same reason as above)
- Preheat the oven to 350º
- Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper
- In a large bowl combine the butter and sugars and combine, then add the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.
- Drop the dough by spoonful or cookie scoop onto the prepared cookie sheets. The cookies don't spread out so they will pretty much stay in the same shape that they are placed on the cookie sheet. If you want a flatter cookie you will need to use the bottom of a glass to flatten them before baking.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes. Do not over bake.