Friday, January 28, 2011

Peanut Butter Oatmeal M&M Cookies-Frigidaire Make Time For Change

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.

I would like to mention that if you are familiar with Frigidaire, you have to know that they are helping raise the money for children and if you join and visit each day, Frigidaire will donate $1.00 to Save the Children and the website help provide nutritious snacks and promote healthier lifestyles for children living in poverty in the U.S. So visit, join and also help just by clicking on the links below.

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 egg
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 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet and place on rack to cool. Enjoy!


  1. hi Becky
    now those are delightful cookies! The oats are a perfect compliment to those sweet little m&m's.

    hope you have a wonderful weekend

  2. This is great Becky! I am glad that you post this..Cookies look tasty and wonderful!

  3. Chef Dennis- Thanks for the comments. Hope that you get your driveway shoveled out;) Have a great weekend!

  4. Love the pink M&Ms! My favorite color :) And for a great cause

  5. These would be a great cookie for kids. I remember how much I loved seeing M&Ms in cookies back then. Of course, I still love seeing them in cookies even now. I have a linky party on my blog every week called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link this up.

  6. That is one amazing, beautiful and delicious looking cookie :)
    This is my first visit to your blog but I love the food you feature here. I'll be back often :)

    US Masala

  7. If i had m@m candies right now, i woud be in the kitchen making these. They look so valentineyyy :)

  8. Lisa-thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll stop by this weekend!

    aipa- Thank you for stopping by my blog. Hope to see you again.

  9. Hey Becky, those cookies are an ultimate dream for me, who loves M&M's...All good things rolled in one! love it :)

  10. Abeer-Valentineyy is good, right? It's right around the corner.

    Suchi! Glad that I could fulfill your dream:)

  11. Bravo to you for supporting the children in this way! Your cookies are wonderful. I'm glad I'm looking at this while Dudette's in bed or I'd be in the kitchen baking right now. Thanks for telling me about the Frigidaire thing.

  12. Christiane- I'm a big proponent of cooking with your kids. It has many rewards! These are wonderful "kid cookies". Have a great weekend!

  13. I completely agree about cooking with your kids. My kitchen is often a disaster What a great recipe and all for a great cause!! :)

  14. These look so pretty...and they're ready for Valentine's giving!

  15. Brandie- kids do like these cookies. They are so much fun to make

    Wendy- There probably won't be any left by V-day. I'll have to make another batch.

  16. Love these! I just bought some Green Bay Packer M&Ms to make cookies for the Super Bowl, but your red and pink ones are a whole lot prettier. I bet they're delicious!

  17. Lizzy- They are very delicious! Who can turn down M&Ms in anything:)

  18. Hi Becky...I with your children is so important! I know I developed my passion by watching my mom, sisters and grandmothers cook. These cookies look and sound delicious...and for a great cause too! I hope you are having a good weekend with friends and family. Thank you for sharing with me tonight! Many blessings in the week to come.

  19. Thanks for visiting my blog! :) The meltaways weren't exactly my taste but I LOVE LOVE LOVE spending time with my kiddos in the kitchen.

    BTW - these cookies look delish!

  20. Becky - here's a little something for you. Come by when you have time (NO obligation to repost) :)

  21. Super cookies and for such a good reason! And all those delish ingredients. PB is awesome. Oatmeal has that great texture. Then you put chocolatey goodness M&M's in??? I'm so there.

  22. can these cookies be frozen


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