Chocolate Oatmeal M&M CookiesJuly 23, 2011
We got back from vacation this morning. After we got all our unpacking and laundry done Reinman took a snooze on the couch and I decided I wanted to make some chocolate chip cookies. Problem was I didn’t have any chocolate chips. All I had was cocoa powder, M&Ms, and oatmeal. So, I thought why not throw those three things together and see what happens. Well, here’s what happened: basically, I got cookies that tasted like brownies with oatmeal in them. Not horrible, but not the best cookie I’ve ever made. The recipe will be at the end of this post. I’m sure some of you could definitely tweak this and make it better. Let me know if you do!
The Joker sat patiently while I made the cookies, so I had to give her one. By the time I took these pictures she was well on her way to eating a second cookie. The little sneak! At least I know someone will eat them up.
Chocolate Oatmeal M&M Cookies
- 1 stick of butter (1/4 cup), softened
- 2/3 cup of packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup of mini m&ms
Cream the butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and egg together in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder, and cinnamon together. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ones. Add your oatmeal and M&Ms or whatever you prefer. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Use a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and put your cookies 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes until the edges are slightly browned and the middle still looks a little undercooked. Leave on pan for 5 minutes before moving to a baking rack.
— the Jilb