One of the best gifts that we can give to our children is cooking with them and giving them a love of cooking and healthy food. These are lessons that they will carry into adult life, that will prove invaluable. Cooking is educational using measurements, and various ingredients, as well as teaching a healthy lifestyle. Cooking also provides precious time to bond with your children, and make them feel grown up and special. I cooked with my Mom, I cooked with my boys, and I have cooked with my granddaughter, Now my boys are grown adults, and one cooks for his wife ,and the other for his fiancee.
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On this website "Cooking Academy-Make Time for Change" you will find many great things, healthy recipes, daily tips, videos and along you are helping benefit the cause of this wonderful Frigidaire's Campaign"Save the Children" I made Peanut Butter Oatmeal M&M Cookies for my submission. I used to make M&M cookies with my kids and my Granddaughter. Who doesn't love M& M's? I adapted my recipe from Pillsbury Poppin' Fresh Homemade Cookies, Circa 1989. I added oatmeal to Pillsbury Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe, and replaced the shortening with peanut butter, and didn't add the sunflower seeds.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal M&M Cookies- Yield 14 large cookies 350 Degree oven
3/4 C firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c butter, softened
3/4 C peanut butter, don't use natural peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 C AP flour
1 C old fashioned rolled oats
1 Tsp baking soda
1 C M&M's plus addt'l 1/2 c for tops of dough before baking.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl cream brown sugar, white sugar, peanut butter, and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla, until well combined. In a medium bowl combine flour and baking soda. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients and mix well. Stir in 1 C of M&M's into prepared dough. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate, if necessary for easier handling. Shape into 2 " balls and place four inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press an additional1/2 C M&M's into the balls to decorate the tops.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, 15 min for soft cookies, and 18-20 min for crispy cookies.cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet and place on rack to cool. Enjoy!