Chocolate Chip and M&M’S Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip and M&M'S Oatmeal Cookies - packed with mini chocolate chips, semi sweet chocolate chips, oatmeal and colorful M&M'S!

These Chocolate Chip and M&M’S Oatmeal Cookies have become one of my favorite recipes! They are so easy to make and absolutely delicious. These cookies are packed with mini chocolate chips, semi sweet chocolate chips and topped with crunchy colorful M&M’S candies.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip M&M'S Cookies

The secret to these delicious cookies is that they use shortening instead of butter. No waiting for butter to come to room temperature, you can start baking right away. I like keeping these baking sticks on hand for easy measuring.


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip M&M'S Cookies

Just look at the amazing texture of this cookie dough! Packed with oatmeal and chocolate chips!

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Rather than mixing the M&M’S in the cookie dough, I add them to the top of the cookie before baking. That way the color really pops and you get less of the color from the M&M’S running into the dough.

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Pro tip from my friend Hayley at The Domestic Rebel: To get perfectly round cookies, while the cookies are very hot and fresh from the oven, use an offset spatula to gently push uneven edges of cookies back into a circular shape. Work quickly and gently while the cookies are still very hot.

Chocolate Chip M&M'S Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Yield: 4 dozen

Chocolate Chip M&M'S Oatmeal Cookies


  • 1 stick (1 cup) of Crisco vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup of firmly packed golden brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour, spooned and leveled into measuring cup
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 cups of old-fashioned oats (not quick oats)
  • 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips
  • 2 cups of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups of M&M'S


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine shortening, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Blend until fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla extract followed by eggs, continue mixing until well combined, scraping down sides as needed.
  4. Add flour, salt and baking soda and mix just until combined.
  5. add oatmeal and continue mixing just until combined.
  6. Stir in mini chocolate chips and regular chocolate chips.
  7. Scoop cookie dough using medium sized cookie scoop, about 1.5 tablespoons of cookie dough.
  8. Top each cookie dough ball with 6-9 M&M'S and bake 8-9 minutes until edges are light golden brown.
  9. Do not over bake, cookies will continue cooking as they cool.

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The texture of these cookies is amazing! Slightly crisp on the edges, but soft in the middle.

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Top these with any color M&M’S for the holidays.

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Check out that delicious melty chocolate!

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Adapted from Family Circle 

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