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Springy M&M’s Oatmeal Cookies


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 dozen cookies 1x

Description

Homemade oatmeal cookies topped with colorful M&M’s candies to make the cutest cookies on the block; plus they taste great too!


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Ingredients

  • 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
  • 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.