M&M Oatmeal Cookies

M&M Oatmeal Cookies

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  I hope that the luck of the Irish is with all of you today!!!

I rarely have the time to spend an hour or two in the kitchen baking homemade cookies for my family.  And as I explained in a previous post, my kids survive just fine (and are quite happy) with store-bought treats!  That said, when I can carve out a few extra minutes, I love to stock my pantry with some soft, chewy, homemade M&M Oatmeal Cookies.

This recipe was inspired by some of my kids’ favorite cookies from the local farmers’ market.  Every Saturday morning from about May until November, we head a few miles up the road to collect a week’s worth of produce, bread, and meat from the local vendors.  My kids get especially excited for this outing because they know that it means that they will also pocket a few cookies to bring home.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats, uncooked
  • 1 cup miniature M&M’s candies (if you can’t find the mini M&M’s, you can substitute regular M&M’s or even just use chocolate chips)
Read the whole recipe on The Seasoned Mom