The original recipe called them Easter Hunt Cookies, because the m&ms looked like Easter eggs hiding in the grass, mine lack the green food coloring, so they look more like something the Easter Bunny might’ve dropped in the grass (other than eggs). I think I also used too many m&ms (if there is such a thing), because several of the cookies seem to be made entirely of m&m and just barely held together by the tiniest amount of dough possible.
Oliver loves them. Gavin dislikes peanut butter cookies.
The recipe is as follows:
- 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
- 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats-ground into flour 2 1/4 cups old fashioned oats 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp baking soda
- * 1 bag of m&ms * you can decrease the amount of m&ms to half a bag and then add chunks, or grated bits, of a semi sweet chocolate bar OR 1/2 bag of semi sweet chocolate chips.
Start by grinding 2 1/2 cups of oats into flour. You can do this in a food processor or a blender.
Dump it into a bowl with the other old fashioned oats, the salt, and baking soda. Mix together and set aside.
In a separate bowl (or mixer), cream the butter and sugar. Then add the eggs, peanut butter, and vanilla and beat for 2 minutes.
Then, add in the oat/oat flour mixture, mix it all together (just until moist).
Use a mini cookie scoop and fit about 20 balls of dough on an ungreased baking sheet. These cookies are dense, so a smaller size works best.
Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Let them cool for 5 minutes. And Enjoy!
Yes, Oliver is soaked from about mid-chest down, he was playing with his water table, he is also enjoying a cookie.
The cookies turned out pretty good. I think I may do a bit more experimenting with the idea of ground-oat flour.