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.
- 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)