Super Chewy Oatmeal Raisin M&M Cookies

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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!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

  • Yield: 36
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 12 minutes
  • Course: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
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!

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

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and kosher salt.
  3. In your stand mixer cream the butter and sugar for 1-2 minutes on high until light and fluffy.
  4. Add in the dark brown sugar, eggs and vanilla and mix until fully combined.
  5. Add in the dry ingredients a third of it at a time until just incorporated.
  6. Add in the oats, raisins and M&Ms and mix in on low for just a few seconds until combined.
  7. Refrigerate your dough for 30 minutes AT LEAST (the longer the better.
  8. Depending on the size of the cookies you want, your baking time will vary.
  9. For large cookies as pictured, using an ice cream scoop (1/4 cup) drop onto greased pan or using a silpat liner, bake for 12-14 minutes (I get 18 cookies).
  10. For small cookies, using a 1 tablespoon measure, bake for 9-11 minutes (I get 72 cookies).
  11. You don't need the cookies to brown too much, so the moment the bottoms get brown, pull them out.

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Yield: 36 , Amount per serving: calories

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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.

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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!

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  1. 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!

  2. 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!

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

  3. 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. 🙂