Oatmeal, Chocolate, Peanut Butter, M&M Cookies

Ever since I bid on a batch of kitchen sink cookies during the Healthy Living Summit’s bake sale, I’ve been thinking about creating my own batch of oatmeal-m&m-peanut butter-chocolate goodness. I based my recipe on Michelle’s Montana Whoppers recipe (omg, don’t they look delicious?), but made a few alterations.

First I had to assemble the ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup salted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cups granulate sugar
  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 3 eggs (organic if possible), beaten
  • 5 1/2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 natural peanut butter chips (I used Sunspire brand)
  • 6 ounces of M&Ms (mini size or any variety)

Candy!

Instructions:

  • Melt the butter in a small pan over low heat. Once butter has melted, pour it in a very large bowl.
  • With a large wooden spoon, mix in the brown sugar, granulate sugar, and peanut butter.
  • When the temperature of the butter-sugar-pb mixture is warm and no longer super hot, add in the eggs. If you add the eggs when the butter is still hot, you will get scrambled eggs. That would be bad!
  • Next stir in the baking soda, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and M&Ms.
  • Add in the oatmeal, one cup at a time, stirring well after each addition.
  • Cover the bowl and chill in the fridge for 2 hours – don’t skip this step! Time is needed for the oats to absorb the butter/peanut butter.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with a silicone mat or coat with cooking spray.
  • Drop heaping spoonfuls of dough onto baking sheet and flatten slightly with the back of the spoon.
  • Bake for 6-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown. These cookies have a tendancy to burn, so keep an eye on them!
  • Cook the cookies on the baking sheet for a few minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Mmmm….So good! And since they contain oatmeal, peanut butter, and dark chocolate, they must be a little healthy. Right? ;-)

Cookies

Montana Whoppers

Oatmeal, chocolate, peanut butter chip cookies

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  • bananaandchocolate

    Those cookies look fantastic! I love all things apple and pumpkin in the fall.

  • http://Foodmakesfunfuel.com Food Makes Fun Fuel

    My favorite fall thing? I love all things pumpkin! Which is kind of funny because canned pumpkin is available all year lol

    Wow is there anything not in those cookies? haha. I bet they taste awesome

  • http://runnerwifelife.wordpress.com prettyladycmu

    My favorite Fall things are apple picking, cool weather running and apple cider. I’m positively giddy that Fall is here!!

  • http://caffeinatedcardio.wordpress.com angieinatlanta

    AH! Those cookies look so good!

    My favorite fall thing is curling up on the couch with a blanket, a book, and a Pumpkin Spice Latte!

  • http://www.thehealthyeverythingtarian.com Holly

    i make those all the time – i just call them monster cookies :) sooooo good…definitely my favorite kind of cookie!

    yayyyyy for fall! i love walks on cool fall days…there is something romantic about it. i don’t know why, it’s totally weird, but there is!!!!

  • http://geekturnedathlete.com Nicole

    I love anything with pumpkin in it! Those cookies look amazing!!! I’m definitely a fan of crisp cool mornings and running as well when it isn’t too cold outside!

  • http://eating-for-england.blogspot.com Angharad (Eating for England)

    I knew it! I knew you were going to make these!
    They look so so good! I visited the taste as you go site and am printing the recipe as I type!
    Autumn fun: homemade soups, baking, snuggling on the sofa with tea, hot baths…

  • Lizzy

    goodness me, those cookies look awesome! :)

    what are some of your other favorite cookies?
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  • http://ncl117.blogspot.com Nicole

    haha they definitely are healthy! i haven’t tried kombucha but heard it is amazing for you but the taste isn’t great.

  • http://www.firednfabulous.blogspot.com/ Ellen

    Omg, those look SO good–and cute too! I’ve been wanting a new cookie recipe so this is pefect!

    http://www.firednfabulous.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.healthyfitrunner.blogspot.com leianna

    Those cookies are amazing, in the Midwest we call them monster cookies because they are so big and contain a lot of ingrediants!
    I need to find some free classes, that sounds like fun!

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  • http://www.elenis.com Poo (elenis.com)

    OMG! I’ve been dying to try those

  • http://www.megwrites.wordpress.com Megan

    This was the exact recipe I was looking for (well, the exact type of recipe)! I’m so glad I stumbled upon your blog…my name is also Megan and I am also 25, must have been meant to be!