Saint Paddy’s Day Cookies: Oatmeal Peanut Butter with Chocolate M&M’s

These colorful drop cookies are absolutely delicious and fun and easy to make. The oatmeal and peanut butter make for a healthy and tasty combination; you’d never guess that there’s only ½ cup of sugar in this whole batch of cookies. And they’re so good you might make a second batch; enjoy.

  • Yields: 25-30 cookies
  • Bake Time: 12-15 minutes

Beastly Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cup peanut butter all natural crushed
  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 whole egg cage free
  • 4 egg whites cage free
  • 3 Tbsp honey organic
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 small bag of green M&M’s


Beastly Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line or spray the cookie sheets.
  3. In a large bowl whisk the egg and egg whites.
  4. Use a hand held mixer, mix the butter, sugar and peanut butter with the eggs.
  5. Beat in the honey and vanilla.
  6. Thoroughly mix in the flour and rolled oats.
  7. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. This will firm up the dough and make it easier to work with.
  8. Use your hands and roll the dough into large balls.
  9. Press each ball firmly on the cookie sheet using a big fork.
  10. Decorate the cookies with green M&M’s.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
Beastly Recipe Notes
  • I found that letting the butter sit at room temperature for 10 minutes softens it; this makes it easier to mix.
  • Before pressing down the cookies, add a little cooking spray to the fork. Your cookies will be less likely to stick to the fork.
  • My original recipe called for 2 cups of sugar. I like to experiment; I have managed to cut this recipe down to using only ½ cup of sugar. The honey makes up for the sweetness.



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