I know that these cookies look like they’re for kids because of the bright colorful M&Ms. Well forget the kids, the adults love this cookie too! They are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, my favorite. The candy shell also gives it a nice crunch and the oats give it a great chewy texture.
I adapted this from a cookie jar mix recipe. It is a beautiful way to give a gift and even better because they taste amazing!!
Adapted from Bakerella
1/2 cup softened butter (1 stick)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup cooking oats
3/4 cup M&Ms
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a stand mixer with paddle attachment, blend the butter until soft. Add egg and vanilla, then the sugars and blend well. Next pour in the rest of the dry ingredients and blend until everything is incorporated well. Use a #30 scoop or roll the cookie dough into 2 inch balls.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-13 minutes.
Yields about 24 cookies.