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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.