Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Cookie to Feel Good About

I feel good about this cookie!

I'm probably deluding myself, but it seems to me a little more healthy and acceptable than some I might bake up and serve to my trusting children.

In fact, I felt so good about this cookie that I actually served it right . . . on . . . the . . . dinner . . . table last week, along with a beautiful Chicken Caesar Salad.

The family was aghast.  Cookies for dinner?  Had mom lost her mind?  Was company coming?  Was this a test?

The things I love about this cookie are:  **not a grain of flour**lots of oats**lots of peanut butter**chewy and delicious.  I could do worse!!

To ease my mind even more, I used natural peanut butter and organic cane sugar.   (Always makes me feel like such an attentive and nurturing mom when using organic cane.  The feeling lasts at least several days, making the cost completely worthwhile.)

Haven't yet figured out how I can convince my tender conscience that the M&M's are somehow good for us too!!

Enjoy!  These are soooooo yummy!

Feel Good Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar (packed)
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon light corn syrup
4 1/2 cups rolled oats (uncooked!!)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup plain M&M's
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate!!  mmmmm!!)

Cream butter and sugars.  Add eggs, peanut butter, vanilla and corn syrup.  Beat well.  Add oats, soda, and salt.  Stir well.  Stir in remaining ingredients.  Drop dough by 1/4 cup measures at on lightly greased cookie sheet.  350 degrees for 12/15 minutes.


  1. I'm convinced!!!
    Colorful and fun too!

  2. I feel better already! thanks:) I can smell them now. XO!

  3. Those sound yummy! I'll have to give them a try.

  4. Thanks for this recipe....I will try! Also..don't want my kids to see this post....they will think you're a much cooler mom than I....cookies for dinner!!!

  5. Ok...these are my kinda cookie my friend...I just got the sweeties m&ms today..the pretty valentine ones...will make this for sure. Hugs and thanks for the to tag this. Happy MOnday.

  6. Mmm, peanut butter, chocolate, and oats--a favorite combination!

  7. Well the M&Ms are sort of educational, they have a letter on them after all...

    I love the idea that serving them at dinner might have been a test!

  8. Hey chica - it's been such a long time! I'm a bad friend :( I adore your header! So much color and fun! Those cookies are insane and no flour - I must check these out! lol! I just read Poshyarns comment - she's smart! that's hilarious... anyhow, I wanted to invite you. I just joined a really cool online community called really fun - just women and it's so fun where we can just share art and crafts and encourage eachother... check it out and maybe I'll see you there! It has sure been a ray of sunshine for me... totally a God thing. xo, SJ

  9. I Shelley these cookies look and sound great. Here in Australia we can get 'smarties' that are coloured using natural colourings not artificial ones. They aren't as bright as M&M's but are very similar.

  10. Recipe copied. Printed. Stored in computer. With big plans to make 'em.

    I can't believe how far behind I am in commenting on your posts. I always enjoy them so much. Just trying to shave my computer time down in order to... um... do the things I should be doing instead!

    Let's just be glad that most children don't read blogs. If they did, all would be demanding these cookies for dinner. I can already tell...these are the kinds of cookies I would eat fresh from the oven. The whole pan of them. at once. and feel sick. and not care.