Chewy Oatmeal M&M Cookies
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Chewy Oatmeal M&M Cookies

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 cookies
Author: Pam- For the Love of Cooking / Original by Sally's Baking Addiction



  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tbsp molasses
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup mini m&m's, plus a few more for after baking, if desired


  • Using a hand mixer, cream the butter and both brown and white sugars together for 1 minutes until creamy and smooth.
  • Add the egg, vanilla and molasses; beat until well combined. 
  • In a separate bowl, stir the oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together until well combined. 
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until combined.
  • Add the m&m's and stir to combine.
  • Place the dough in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes to prevent the cookies from spreading too much while baking.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Scoop spoonfuls (about 1 ½ tbsp) of the dough onto the baking sheet placing them 2 inches apart.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 9-11 minutes, or until set.
  • Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle a extra m&m's on top of each cookie, if desired. Don’t over load them but this will make the cookies look extra pretty.
  • Allow them to set for 5 minutes before moving them to a wire rack to finish cooling. Serve with ice cold milk and enjoy.