Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Chewy M&M Cookies

This is my son Michael's favorite cookie. I got the original recipe (Monster Cookies) from Paula Deen. I made a change and added flour as I like the texture better, chewy center and crunchy outside layer.

1 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened

3 large eggs

1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 cup flour

4 cups uncooked regular oats (not instant)

3/4 cup semisweet chocolate morsels

3/4 cup M&M

Beat sugars and butter at low speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs, peanut butter and vanilla; beating until combined. Stir in baking solda, flour, oats, chocolate chips and M&M's.

Roll into ball and flatten slightly onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake, in batches, at 350° for 10-14 minutes (depending on the size) or until light golden brown. Do not over bake, they should look a little under done. Let set on cookie sheet to set up about 3 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool.

Yield: Makes 2 1/2 dozen (if you make them smaller you can get 3 dozen)

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