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)