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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4 Responses to “Frito cupcakes?!?”

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    Janna — June 2, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Okay- I would have to taste it to believe it….
    I’m sure my husband would LOVE IT with a big puffy pink heart. 🙂

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    Mara — June 2, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    wow that is certainly imaginative!! i’m not a sweet and salty fan…but i love the idea! hehee. i am just learning how to create recipes myself as well, sometimes it’s hit and sometimes it’s miss!

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    Jen — June 2, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Trust me on this one – these are AMAZING. Do not fear the Frito Cupcake. Hubbies all around will thank you for it. Mine was mad I didn’t make a bigger batch. He is my in-house cupcake taste-tester 🙂

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