Ann Romney M&M Cookies

It’s President’s Day and what better time to share a delicious cookie recipe.  Maybe Mitt Romney didn’t win the last presidential election, but his wife’s cookie recipe is definitely a winner.  As I took a big plate of these to a group of preaching students, I told them that today’s cookies have peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chips, &  M & M’s.  One of guys said, “You got all that in one cookie”?  Yes sir, I did.  Thank you Mrs. Romney!

cookies 085Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup mini M&M candies

cookies 090Directions:

Heat oven to 350°.

In a large bowl, cream sugars, butter, peanut butter and corn syrup on high speed until well combined.

Beat in eggs 1 at a time.

Add vanilla extract.

Add oats and baking soda, mixing well.

Mix in chocolate chips and M&M’s.

Using a standard-size ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets (leave plenty of room for spreading).

Bake for 12-15 minutes just until they start to brown. (It depends on the size you are making. Mine were 15 minutes)

Cool 2 minutes, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.