Oatmeal M&M’s Cookies are a classic treat. This cookie recipe can be made with chocolate chips or M&M’s. Grab a few oatmeal cookies fresh out of the oven with a glass a milk and it takes you back to when you were a kid!
Before the holidays I asked Brian what cookies or treats he would like me to make. The kids had already told me some of their favorites and I wanted to know which ones he wanted. Well, rather than asking for some special holiday cookie, he asked me to make Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies or Oatmeal M&M’s Cookies.
Even though they are something he loves, it has been way too long since I’ve made oatmeal cookies. I’ve been making these cookies for years and the recipe is a result of combining other recipes I had for chocolate chip cookies and recipes for oatmeal cookies.
Brian not only loves the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies but he also loves eating the cookie dough. I always worry about the raw eggs in the cookie dough so I decided to make some cookie dough for him to eat and left the eggs out.
I made the cookie dough with chocolate chips and the cookies with M&M’s so he could have some of each. To make the cookie dough, I followed the recipe below but left out the eggs and baking soda. I used quick oats instead of old fashioned and added 1/3 cup heavy cream.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix together shortening, butter and sugars until creamy.
- Add eggs and vanilla, mix well.
- Add flour, baking soda and salt, mix well.
- Stir in oats and M&M's (or chocolate chips).
- Use a medium cookie scoop and place dough balls onto a baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-13 minutes.