Ann’s M&M Cookies

I baked these cookies a short time ago, posted a picture, and several people immediately requested the recipe.  So, as promised, here it is.  The name for these gems should really be – “Chunky Peanut Butter, Oat, M&Ms, and Chocolate Chip Cookies.”  But whatever you call them, they are seriously scrumptious!


1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups chunky peanut butter (I used organic)
1 Tbl. light corn syrup (I used natural maple syrup)
3 eggs
1/2 tea. real vanilla extract
4 1/2 cup rolled oats
2 tea. baking soda
6 oz. chocolate chips
2/3 cup M&Ms (you could use different colors for different holidays – just saying)

Preheat oven to 325-degrees

In a large bowl, cream sugars, butter, peanut butter & maple syrup on high speed until well combined.  Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in vanilla extract.

In a separate bowl, mix together oats & baking soda. Stir into peanut butter mixture until combined. Mix in chocolate chips and M&Ms by hand.

Using a small ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 2-minutes, transfer to wire racks to cool completely – if you can wait that long!

INNsider Tip:
This recipe appeared in the August 2012 issue of Family Circle and it is Ann Romney’s recipe. Enjoy!

Carol & Gus, Innkeepers
Scarborough Inn
an Ocean City NJ Bed and Breakfast

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