Oatmeal M&M Cookies

There is something about little old grandpops that I like. My dad is a grandpop. So is my step-dad but for some reason, it’s not the same. Maybe I look at them and still think of them as young guys, not yet old enough to be considered little old grandpappys.

Brian’s grandpop is coming to visit over Christmas week for lunch. . Brian’s grandpop is hip. He emails. And sometimes, we exchange emails about things that we think would interest the other. He mentioned a while back that he is a fan of traditional oatmeal cookies so I made these with him in mind. They aren’t necesarily the most traditional oatmeal cookies. I eliminated raisins and added M&Ms instead because really, you can never have enough chocolate in your life. The result is a chewy, chocolatey, slightly-cinnamony cookie that will make your grandpappys and everyone else happy.

Oatmeal M&M Cookies
Recipe type: cookies, dessert, holiday
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Serves: 6 to 8

  • 1 stick plus 6 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup M&Ms

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well.
  3. In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add flour mixture to butter and mix well.
  4. Add in oats and M&Ms and mix well.
  5. Drop by tablespoon onto baking sheets.
  6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown.


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