Oatmeal cookies with M&Ms and almonds

October 21, 2010

I made these "Monster Cookies", adapted from The Pioneer Woman with some slight alterations, for the Block Party, along with my favorite Chocolatex3 cookies, Snickerdoodles, and Cornbread.

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Oatmeal Cookies with M&Ms and Almonds

2 sticks butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup M&Ms (I used the fall mix)
1/2 cup almonds, coarsely chopped
2 cups puffed chocolate cereal

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees

Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix until almost incorporated.

Add oats, M&Ms, almonds, and puffed cereal.

Use an ice cream scoop to plop out large mounds. The cookies will spread while baking.

Bake time between 12-18 minutes, depending on oven and size, so keep an eye out!

Tammy's notes: Ree Drummond's recipe calls for peanut butter chips and chocolate chips, but I compensated by adding more of everything else because the cookie seemed a bit too crazy, but feel free to add whatever you want! Also, pecans are great with this cookie for a more Fall feel.