May 28, 2013

Giant Oatmeal Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies

Last year when we had a slew of tornadoes rip through eastern Kentucky, my daughter Maren wanted to do a charity bake sale to help raise funds for the victims.  People were very supportive and she had a great experience.  When she heard about the tornado in Oklahoma, she wanted to do it again.  Since she was busy finishing up the last week of school and attending play rehearsals, she partnered with her brothers who did most of the baking (heavily supervised of course).  They again had a great experience thanks to friends and strangers who supported their efforts.  

We made lemon cupcakes, rice krispy treats with m&ms, fruity pebble treats, mint chocolate brownies, and giant oatmeal chocolate chip m&m cookies for the bake sale.  (side note: Nathan always called it a bakery sale, and I just thought that was so cute.)  We had never tried large cookies before and they turned out really well so I thought I'd share the recipe we used.  Of course, you can also do normal size cookies, but giant cookies are so much more fun. 

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip m&m Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 cups rolled oats

2 cups chocolate chips

bag of mini m&ms

Cream together butter, shortening, sugars, eggs, and vanilla.  Stir in dry ingredients.  Then stir in chocolate chips.  Normal size cookies: Using a cookie scoop, scoop cookie dough onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  Cover the scoop with mini m&ms.  Put them as close together as you can because they will spread out while baking.  Bake at 325 degrees for 10-12 minutes. 

For Double Size cookies: before adding m&ms, combine 2 of the scoops into a ball and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  Flatten cookie a bit into a circle.  Cover top with mini m&ms.  Bake in 325 degree oven for 19-21 minutes.  (For my oven, 19 minutes was about perfect, but ovens are different, so you may need to just experiment.) The recipe made 21 giant cookies for us. 

Next time we will have to try triple size cookies.  Mmmmmmmm.  


  1. Those look awesome! M&M cookies are my favorite.

  2. MMM we're making these asap! So cute and I'm sure sooo delicious and I love that the kids can get involved!



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