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.
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.
Just look at the amazing texture of this cookie dough! Packed with oatmeal and chocolate chips!
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.
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.
The texture of these cookies is amazing! Slightly crisp on the edges, but soft in the middle.
Top these with any color M&M’S for the holidays.
Check out that delicious melty chocolate!
Adapted from Family Circle
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