Chewy Spring M&M Oatmeal Cookies

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Chewy Spring M&M Oatmeal Cookies are topped with colorful M&M candies to make the cutest spring dessert! These chewy and easy to make cookies are so delicious!

If you love oatmeal cookies as much as I do, then you’ve got to try my traditional Easy Oatmeal Cookie Recipe and these classic Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies.

Oatmeal Cookies With M&Ms Recipe
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I love oatmeal cookies with my whole heart. I find myself making just a handful of cookies over and over again and I never tire of them. My favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe is on repeat almost weekly and then there is this super simple recipe for oatmeal cookies. It’s made with a heavy hand of butter and brown sugar, a little flour and oats, and lots of love. This version has M&M’s in it and it’s a favorite for two reason: 1. Chocolate makes everything better. 2. I love using seasonal M&M’s to make cute cookies without any added effort on my part. Seriously though, why are seasonal M&M’s so cute?

These Oatmeal Cookies Have The Perfect Chewy Crispy Balance

I love these oatmeal cookies because they are just the right mix of soft and crisp, and sweet and simple. They always turn out perfectly and they come together in a snap. These are the kind of cookie that you can depend on because they just don’t let you down. They are also a great candidate for after school baking/snacking because a batch makes about 3 dozen cookies which means you’ll have enough to feed your kids plus the friends who filter in the door, but not so many that you’ll be tempted to eat them for breakfast for the next week. But don’t worry if you do decide to eat oatmeal cookies for breakfast, they have whole grains and eggs in them… practically breakfast food in my book.

Enjoy these with a cold glass of milk and get your kids in on the sticking-M&M’s-on-the-top-to-look-cute part. That’s always the part my little people love. Be warned though, they seem to eat as many M&M’s as they stick on the cookies – plan on buying double what you need.

Easy Homemade Oatmeal Cookies

How To Make These M&M Oatmeal Cookies

  • The fun part about using M&M’s is that you turn a normal cookie into a cute seasonal cookie just by purchasing seasonal M&M’s! Use traditional M&M’s for everyday cookies, Christmas colors for the holidays, fall colors for well, the fall. So simple and pretty!
  • I like to have a few extra M&M’s (or save some from the 2 cups called for in the recipe) and press them into the cookie dough balls before baking. You can see more of the candy that way and they look extra cute. My kids love helping with this part.
  • You can use old fashioned oats here or the quick cooking oats. Did you know that they are both whole grain oats, but the minute oats are just cut into smaller pieces? You’ll end up with a chewier texture with the old fashioned oats and a more uniform texture with the minute oats. Both are great – use what you have.
  • Don’t be tempted to replace the butter in this recipe with something else. It mixes with the brown sugar and the taste is delicious.
  • I’m on team baking mat. Do you have one yet?
  • Other cookie recipes that I love and make over and over include the best chocolate chip cookie recipe everSoft Gingerbread Cookies, and Healthy Applesauce Cookies. All good choices.
Homemade Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

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Chewy Spring M&M Oatmeal Cookies


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  • Author: Melissa Griffiths – Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 dozen cookies 1x

Description

Chewy Spring M&M Oatmeal Cookies are topped with colorful M&M candies to make the cutest spring dessert! These chewy and easy to make cookies are so delicious!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3/4 cup butter (1 and 1/2 sticks), at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • scant 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups old-fashioned or instant oats, uncooked
  • 1 1/2 cups M&M candies

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Add the butter and the brown sugar to the bowl of your stand mixer (or use a hand mixer) and beat on medium speed until the mixture is light and fluffy, around 2 minutes.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla and beat for another minute.
  4. Add the flour, sprinkle on the baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix until combined.
  5. Add the oats and combine.
  6. Add the M&M’s and stir until they are just mixed in.
  7. Use a cookie scoop to make a ball from 1 tablespoon of cookie dough and place on prepared cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes until the edges begin to brown and the centers are set. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.

Notes

  • The fun part about using M&M’s is that you turn a normal cookie into a cute seasonal cookie just by purchasing seasonal M&M’s! Use traditional M&M’s for everyday cookies, Christmas colors for the holidays, fall colors for well, the fall. So simple and pretty!
  • I like to have a few extra M&M’s (or save some from the 2 cups called for in the recipe) and press them into the cookie balls before baking. You can see more of the candy that way and they look extra cute.
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
Homemade oatmeal cookies topped with colorful M&M candies to make the cutest cookies on the block; plus they taste great too!

This is one of those recipes that you are going to make over and over again, and I can’t wait for you to get started down that path. You can’t beat a tried-and-true cookie recipe and this, my friends, is just that.

Enjoy from my kitchen to yours!

Homemade oatmeal cookies topped with colorful M&M candies to make the cutest cookies on the block; plus they taste great too!
Homemade oatmeal cookies topped with colorful M&M candies to make the cutest cookies on the block; plus they taste great too! #oatmealcookies #spring #cookies #baking #dessert #recipe #food

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  1. Made this cute looking cookies following the recipe to a “T” but was disappointed with the first batch due to the oven TEMPERATURE of 325 degrees F. being TOO LOW – even when baked for 11-12 minutes! I baked a second batch at 350 degrees F. and the consisency and appearance were perfect. Also, Bakers please note: A normal size bag of the seasonal pastel colored M&M’s weighs 10 oz. and yields 1-1/2 cups of candy. This is actually more than addequate for a batch of these cookies – using two cups of M&Ms would have been overkill and also would’ve meant buying another bag of candy.