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It was a lot of fun making these for my daughter's horseback riding group. I used a bag of M&Ms in Valentine's Day colors, and put I a pink, red, white, and purple candy on the top of each cookie. The girls really liked that and thought it was festive. And I liked the fact that this cookie recipe used oatmeal (in place of flour). But the kids thought the peanut butter was too overpowering, and I agree. Next time, I think I'll reduce the peanut butter to perhaps 1 cup and see if that works better for us. But it was a lot of fun making these cookies. This is a recipe I will remember for almost any party celebration or special occasion, because they can easily be customized for almost any occasion.

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NorthwestGal February 08, 2011

I made this for super bowl--it was a big hit!!! I left out the M&M's because I forgot to order them. I will be making these a lot. Thanks for posting--- Wisconsin Mom

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margeee February 05, 2007

Crisp on the outside and chewy in the middle - just perfect for me! I threw in 1c of millet for additional crunchiness and stirred the m&m's into the dough. I did replace 1c of oats with 1c whole wheat flour and used a mixer to combine everything. Took them out of the oven at around 13 minutes. I'd add a smidge of salt next time since my butter and PB were both unsalted. Great warm out of the oven and keep very well cuz are wonderful on day two too!

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Brooke the Cook in WI February 07, 2010

Very good cookies - they were quite popular. I have to confess I panicked and added some flour to them, but after making them, I realize I probably wouldn't have needed to. I just picked out the red and blue m&ms from a regular bag. I really like using ground up oatmeal in cookies, and doing it all in the food processor was really easy. Thanks for sharing.

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pattikay in L.A. February 04, 2008

These cookies are great and so easy to make. I just made a batch for Christmas using red and green M & M s. I used quick cooking oats. I have found that they also freeze well although we usually eat them so I don't do that too often. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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CookingMore@Home December 14, 2014

This is a good solid drop cookie recipe if you are looking for the peanut butter chocolate taste. The oatmeal gives these cookies some real heft. They are really not a special occasion or party cookie per se, except for choosing to use m&ms that are your team's colors.
Be forewarned that you really do need a good mixer for the batter: it gets really heavy and thick. My hand mixer strained under the load. I followed the recipe exactly except that I mixed the M&Ms into the batter instead of placing them on top. To be honest, when we made them I was just OK with them. But then they sat overnight and the flavor really came out. Nice to have something that you can do ahead. I am saving this recipe with a note to make them a day or two ahead.

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topdog ollie February 04, 2013

My family really enjoyed these cookies. I think they are the easiest cookies to make, I don't see how you could mess them up! The recipe makes a ton of cookies, so I sent them to the office with my husband...the were gone before 11AM! They travel well, and stay fresh for days.

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meowkatmeow February 06, 2012
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