Cherry M&M Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I saw these cookies on Picky Palate over the holidays. They reminded me of these Oatmeal Chocolate Cinnamon Cookies that I love. I decided I had to find some cinnamon M&Ms. Then I found out the hard way that getting my hands on some cinnamon M&Ms was going to be much easier said than done.

I looked in every place I could think of for those silly cinnamon M&Ms. Apparently everyone else in Boston was sitting at home snacking on them while I was out searching for them. Or maybe they just didn’t make it to Boston. Either way, I was ready to give up.

Then I was at the store and noticed they had candy out for Valentine’s Day. I thought maybe they’d have some of the mysterious cinnamon M&Ms since they’re red. No such luck. But they did have these red cherry M&Ms. I decided to give them a shot and just give up on the cinnamon ones.

I followed the same recipe and even included the ground cinnamon which turned out to be the right decision. The cinnamon gave a great boost of flavor to these cookies.

I ran out of M&Ms for the last few cookies and I have to say, this chocolate chip cookie recipe without the M&Ms is pretty tasty too.

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Cherry M&M Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Cherry M&Ms provide a burst of cherry flavor that compliments the chocolate, cinnamon, and oats in the cookie dough.

Yield: 5 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

2 sticks softened unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup rolled oats
1 3/4 cups chocolate chips
1 9.90 ounce bag Cherry M&Ms

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.

In a stand or electric mixer, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla mixing until well combined.

Place flour, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl, mix to combine then add slowly to mixing bowl, mixing on low speed. Add cinnamon, rolled oats and chocolate chips. Mix until just combined.

With a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet, about 1 inch apart. Press cookies down about 1/2 inch to flaten slightly. Press 3 cinnamon M&M’s onto each cookie.

Bake for 9-12 minutes, until baked to your liking. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes on baking sheet before removing to cooling rack.

Recipe adapted from Picky Palate

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8 Responses to “Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — December 23, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Per usual, these look fantastic! Wishing you and C a Merry Christmas!

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    flourchild — December 23, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    These look delicious and they are very festive! Normally peppermint recipes don’t really catch my eye, but I will definitely have to try this one. Thanks!
    Jess
    http://flourchildjessie.blogspot.com/

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    Daisy — December 24, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    you taking full advantage of the peppermint chocolate combo in all forms is highly appreciated. These look delightful. Merry Christmas Jen!

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    nan — December 16, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Do you add the crushed peppermint before or after adding the chocolate chips?

    • beantownbaker — December 17th, 2013 @ 10:58 am

      At the same time that you add the chocolate chips. I’m updating the recipe to be more clear.

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    Taylor — December 20, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    I was wondering if i could just do a second cup of regular sugar instead of the brown sugar? i am all out…

    • beantownbaker — December 26th, 2013 @ 10:57 am

      Hi Taylor. Sorry for not responding sooner, I was offline for the holidays. The brown sugar really enhances the texture of these cookies. If you have molasses, you can make your own brown sugar by mixing molasses and white sugar. Otherwise, go ahead and use all white, just be aware that they won’t be as soft and chewy. Happy Holidays!

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    April — December 16, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Do I need to adjust the recipe for my high altitude?

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