This past weekend temperatures were in the 80’s here. The 80’s!! Hallelujah, it was about time the sunshine decided to stop hibernating. It was a glorious weekend filled with lots of family adventures documented here (check it out!). But, just when my eyes were beginning to get used to this thing called the sun, winter decided to join us again! Tuesday we had snow. Like legit snow. I woke up to find at least half an inch on our porch! It did not stick around for long as the afternoon “heat wave” of upper 30’s melted it quickly back to where it belongs (not in Ohio in April!!). The rest of this week has been in the 50’s. I guess I will give that a hallelujah (really want the 80’s back, though). So, in honor of the snow melting earlier this week and warmer temperatures today, I have decided to spend the kids naptime on the porch, eating these cookies leftover from our weekend festivities! That’s what I call productive! Don’t judge me…
These are my signature cookies. If I ever am asked to bring a dessert to an event or need to whip up something quick for my sweet tooth, these are my go-to cookies. They are filled with peanut butter and oats (that makes them healthy, right?!) and then topped off with M&M’s and chocolate chips. You could easily add in nuts, butterscotch chips, raisins, or Reese pieces to increase the yummy-ness!
For your baking pleasures…………………..
- 3 eggs
- 1 and 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 12 ounces creamy peanut butter
- 1 stick butter, softened to room temperature
- 3/4 cup M&M’s
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 4 and 1/2 cups non-instant oatmeal
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Mix well.
- Add the salt, vanilla, peanut butter, and butter. Mix well.
- Add the M&M’s and chocolate chips. Mix well.
- Stir in the oatmeal. Mix well.
- Drop by Tablespoons on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 6 – 10 minutes. Watch the cookies closely as to not over bake.