I had some M&Ms left from Christmas candy making and wanted to do something fun with them. I thought the perfect thing would be M&M cookies so when I got on Pinterest I was even more excited to find M&M Oatmeal cookies!!! In my opinion adding oatmeal to cookies is always a good idea. This recipe is slightly adapted from Life Made Simple.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
8 tbsp butter (room temperature)
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup chocolate chips
2/3 cup M&Ms
In a stand mixer combine the butter, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Beat for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the whole egg and mix until combined then add in the egg yolk and mix until combined. In a mixing bowl combine the flour, old fashioned rolled oats, baking soda and salt. In a low speed slowly combine add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until fully combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and M&Ms. Place the dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Heat oven to 350 and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Scoop the chilled dough onto the cookie sheet and press each cookie with your hand to slightly flatten. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown. Remove from the oven and let them cool on the cookie sheet for 3 to 4 minutes then remove to a wired rack to remain cooling.