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Chewy Oatmeal M&M Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal M&M Cookies

I found a recipe for these chewy oatmeal m&m cookies on Sally’s Baking Adventures and knew they would make a terrific school lunch treat. The cookies were super easy to make, smelled wonderful while they baked, and put a huge smile on my kids’ faces.

Chewy Oatmeal M&M Cookies

How to Make Chewy Oatmeal M&M Cookies

Using a hand mixer, cream the butter and both brown and white sugars together for 1 minute until creamy and smooth. Add the egg, vanilla, and molasses; beat until well combined.

In a separate bowl, stir the oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together until well combined.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until combined. Add the m&m’s and stir to combine. Place the dough in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes to prevent the cookies from spreading too much while baking.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Scoop spoonfuls (about 1 ½ tbsp) of the dough onto the baking sheet placing them 2 inches apart.

Place into the oven and bake for 9-11 minutes, or until set.

Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle extra m&m’s on top of each cookie, if desired. Don’t overload them but this will make the cookies look extra pretty. Allow them to set for 5 minutes before moving them to a wire rack to finish cooling. Serve with ice-cold milk and enjoy.

Chewy Oatmeal M&M Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal M&M Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal M&M Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 cookies
Author: Pam- For the Love of Cooking / Original by Sally's Baking Addiction

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tbsp molasses
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup mini m&m's, plus a few more for after baking, if desired

Instructions

  • Using a hand mixer, cream the butter and both brown and white sugars together for 1 minute until creamy and smooth.
  • Add the egg, vanilla, and molasses; beat until well combined. 
  • In a separate bowl, stir the oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together until well combined. 
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until combined.
  • Add the m&m's and stir to combine.
  • Place the dough in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes to prevent the cookies from spreading too much while baking.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Scoop spoonfuls (about 1 ½ tbsp) of the dough onto the baking sheet placing them 2 inches apart.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 9-11 minutes, or until set.
  • Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle extra m&m's on top of each cookie, if desired. Don’t overload them but this will make the cookies look extra pretty.
  • Allow them to set for 5 minutes before moving them to a wire rack to finish cooling. Serve with ice-cold milk and enjoy.
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6 Comments

  1. Love oatmeal cookies. And I can never resist M&Ms. Ever. So I couldn’t resist these cookies! But you wouldn’t want me to, would you? 🙂 Good stuff — thanks.

  2. It looks to me as if this ticks all the boxes: sweet, but not too sweet, oats so a little bit healthy, chocolate because, well, chocolate, and delicious! I’m sure they were a nice welcome home from school treat!

  3. What temperature do you bake these at?

    1. Ashley,

      350 degrees. Thanks for letting me know it was missing. I have corrected the recipe.

      -Pam