Super Chewy Oatmeal Raisin M&M Cookies

Super Chewy Oatmeal Raisin M&M Cookies are full of oats, raisins, M&Ms, brown sugar (this makes them super moist and chewy) and they stay fresh covered for a week...if they last that long!

These Super Chewy Oatmeal Raisin M&M Cookies are full of oats, raisins, M&Ms, brown sugar (this makes them super moist and chewy) and they stay fresh covered for a week…if they last that long!I can’t believe it is almost Christmas!! We’ve got our tree up, the house is totally decorated and these cookies have been prepped for their debut.

These Super Chewy Oatmeal Raisin M&M Cookies are actually part of our Christmas Eve tradition so I only use red and green M&Ms to stay in the holiday spirit. We call them “Reindeer Cookies” and pair them with the Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookies for Santa. Our plates consist of one chocolate chip and 8 reindeer cookies (you know, since Santa has 8 reindeer?). While these cookies look substantial, for the plate I make the ones for the reindeer significantly smaller (1 tablespoon of cookie dough instead of 4) so Santa and his helper can finish them off in short order!

To prevent myself from being in the kitchen cooking on Christmas Eve, I actually made both batches of cookies a couple of weeks ago and froze the dough in balls. So now I just pop them into the oven and they are fresh and ready to go!

The Super Chewy Oatmeal Raisin M&M Cookies (I have to keep referring to them as super chewy, they are magical) are full of awesome mix-ins but my favorite addition is the dark brown sugar which makes them super rich, moist and chewy. When I was recipe testing them a couple of years ago I ended up making 4 or 5 batches which left me with a ton of cookies. They kept fresh (and by fresh I mean chewy, most and not at all crumbly) for OVER a week! This recipe was such a hit I actually made it my base for my basic oatmeal raisin cookies and my oatmeal peanut butter cookies too.

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Chewy Oatmeal Raisin M&M Cookies

Super Chewy Oatmeal Raisin M&M Cookies are full of oats, raisins, M&Ms, brown sugar (this makes them super moist and chewy) and they stay fresh covered for a week...if they last that long!
Yield 36
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 12 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter , softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar , firmly packed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 20 red M&Ms
  • 20 green M&Ms

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and kosher salt.
  • In your stand mixer cream the butter and sugar for 1-2 minutes on high until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the dark brown sugar, eggs and vanilla and mix until fully combined.
  • Add in the dry ingredients a third of it at a time until just incorporated.
  • Add in the oats, raisins and M&Ms and mix in on low for just a few seconds until combined.
  • Refrigerate your dough for 30 minutes AT LEAST (the longer the better).
  • Depending on the size of the cookies you want, your baking time will vary.
  • For large cookies as pictured, using an ice cream scoop (¼ cup) drop onto greased pan or using a silpat liner, bake for 12-14 minutes (I get 18 cookies).
  • For small cookies, using a 1 tablespoon measure, bake for 9-11 minutes (I get 72 cookies).
  • You don't need the cookies to brown too much, so the moment the bottoms get brown, pull them out.

Nutrition

Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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Super Chewy Oatmeal Raisin M&M Cookies are full of oats, raisins, M&Ms, brown sugar (this makes them super moist and chewy) and they stay fresh covered for a week...if they last that long!

Psst, a little behind the scenes? These cookies are one of 3 that will be part of my holiday gifts I give clients this year. Also making the cut are again, the famous Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookies and my Award Winning Gingerbread Cookies.

Since I can’t deliver all of you cookies, I wanted to tell you about an awesome person I love who you can actually order sweets from! She makes some of the most amazingly creative flavors of toffee I couldn’t even dream up! You have to check out her etsy store if you love toffee: www.sweettoothtoffee.etsy.com

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Sweet Tooth Toffee came about just as the name suggests, a crazy late night sweet tooth craving. From there, I thought of all the different sweets I love but can’t put in my purse running errands like cheesecake, pumpkin pie, blueberry cobbler and voilĂ ! Delicious flavored hand crafted toffee.

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Super Chewy Oatmeal Raisin M&M Cookies are full of oats, raisins, M&Ms, brown sugar (this makes them super moist and chewy) and they stay fresh covered for a week...if they last that long!

Super Chewy Oatmeal Raisin M&M Cookies are full of oats, raisins, M&Ms, brown sugar (this makes them super moist and chewy) and they stay fresh covered for a week...if they last that long!

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. As usual I had to use what I had so I added 1/2 cup syrup for br. Sugar then chopped dryed cherrys, cranberries, almonds, and 1 cup chopped brownie dough. WOW! Great cookies!

  2. I love how these cookies have chocolate in them. My kids love oatmeal raisin cookies, and I like chocolate chip ones. These combine the best of both worlds.

    1. Same with us! I love raisin and my husband loves chocolate! I cherry pick the ones with the least amount of chocolate in them. 🙂

    1. Thanks! My family certainly thought they were delicious – I kept returning to the kitchen and finding more and more were missing!

  3. These look so yummy! I love that they are chewy, as I perfer a chewy cookie! I really enjoy oatmeal and raisin together in a cookie, too!

  4. This would be right up my husband’s and kids’ alley! Oatmeal Raisin cookies are tasty on their own, but adding M&Ms? YUM.

  5. We love some good cookies in our house and I suspect my boys would adore these. Great tip to make them smaller for Santa and his reindeer. No need to overstuff the jolly man on his Christmas run!

  6. Great idea freezing the dough ahead of time! They look so delicious and a tradition I would totally be okay with starting at our house 🙂

  7. Those look so good and perfect for Christmas with the red and green m&ms. Plus, these could easily be changed for all the holidays just by changing the colors of the m&ms.

    1. That’s exactly what I was thinking! Although, sorting M&Ms can get tedious, so it helps to have a little one sort them for you, even if you lose a couple along the way!