Saturday, November 7, 2009

You Can Make This: M&M Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Ernie sorting her stash.  I love how neatly she lines everything up!

Carefully opening the candies.

Not enough chocolates for her taste- she's embellishing with a few more.

This is serious business

Ernie and I both agreed that cookies would be a wonderful thing to have on hand when Nana and Grandpa J arrived, and she even agreed to dig out all her M&Ms from the Halloween stash to help on the occasion.

This is my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe- the honey make them soft and chewy, and the oats lend a bit of body.  I couldn't really tell you where this recipe came from- my copy of the recipe is a printout of an e-mail my mother-in-law received from her friend.  But it's sure yummy!  Plus, it's a good way to use up Halloween candy.

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (you might need extra)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup quick-cooking oats.

Cream together first six ingredients, then beat in eggs one at a time.  Combine dry ingredients, then stir into the wet mixture.  (I just throw them straight into the bowl, with the candies, but you don't have to be a slacker like me.  Plus, the candies got a little crunched in my mixer.  I don't mind.)  If the dough looks too sticky, add a little more flour.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or just until light brown.

Makes about 48 cookies.

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{ L } said...

Oh, she is too cute organizing it all! ;)

And those cookies sound amazing!! I would love a hot one right now, lol.

Anna said...

I am so making those!

Su said...

yum, yum!
My kids think choc chip cookies are the best. Wait til they try the ones with candy in them :)

Teresa said...

you are making me hungry!
I think I just might make some of those tonight- =)

Aunt LoLo said...

Mmm....hope Nana liked them!