Ann Romney's 2012 M&M Cookies


Adapted from Family Circle Magazine’s First Lady Cookie Bake-off

Ann Romney's cookie, which she says her grandchildren go “gaga” over, uses rolled oats, peanut butter, M&Ms and chocolate chips.


1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups crunchy peanut butter
1-tablespoon light corn syrup (such as Karo)
3 eggs
1/2-teaspoon vanilla extract
4 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 teaspoons baking soda
6 ounces chocolate chips
2/3 cup M&M's candies


Heat oven to 325 degrees F.

In a large bowl, cream sugars, butter, peanut butter and corn syrup on high speed until well combined. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Beat in vanilla extract.

In a separate bowl, mix together oats and baking soda. Stir into peanut butter mixture until combined. Mix in chocolate chips and M&M's.

Using a standard-size ice cream scoop drop dough onto baking sheets (about 9 per sheet). Bake for 18 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.


Yield: Makes 3 dozen cookies

Recipes: Desserts, Cookies, M&M's, Dairy, Kosher

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