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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Easter Cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Easter Cookies

These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Easter Cookies are soft, chewy, crunchy and full of peanut butter flavour! Decorate them with pastel chocolate candies for Easter!

I love taking a favourite cookie recipe and dressing them up for the holidays.  Take these peanut butter oatmeal cookies for example…add some pretty pastel chocolate candies and they’re ready for Easter!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Easter Cookies

So Soft & Chewy

These cookies are absolutely delicious, and make a frequent appearance in our home.  They’re SO soft and chewy, and full of peanut butter flavour…so if you love peanut butter these are definitely for you.  Oh, and don’t forget the chocolate…they’re loaded with mini chocolate chips, so you’ll have chocolate in every bite too.  Yum.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Easter Cookies

M&M Cookies

But the fun part of these cookies, and what kids love the most, is the addition of colourful M&M candies.  Adding these pretty pastel chocolate candies to each cookie makes them perfect for an Easter dessert table!  Just gently press about 5 or 6 candies into the tops of each cookie, as show in the image above. Don’t worry if the candies touch each other as they will spread out as the cookie bakes.  I don’t mix the M&M’s into the batter because it’s already loaded with mini chocolate chips.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Easter Cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Easter Cookie Recipe Tips:

Here are some baking tips before you get started!

  • I use quick oats for this recipe, but you can also use rolled oats.
  • You can mix more M&M’s into the batter if you wish.  But I like to press them into the tops of each of the cookies because with the mini chocolate chips in the batter there’s plenty of chocolate.
  • This recipe makes a huge batch (4 1/2 to 5 dozen), so you can freeze half for later.
  • Use smooth peanut butter for this recipe, not all natural.
  • Make sure to chill the batter before baking these cookies.  And while a batch is baking, put the batter back in the fridge while you wait.
  • These cookies freeze well.

Now on to the recipe…I hope you enjoy it!

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Easter Cookies


Description

These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Easter Cookies are soft, chewy, crunchy and full of peanut butter flavour! Decorate them with pastel chocolate candies for Easter!


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Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp corn syrup
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 4 ½ cups oats
  • ½ cup flour
  • ⅔ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pastel candy coated chocolate (like M & M’s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixer combine the eggs, sugars, vanilla, corn syrup, baking soda and salt until smooth.
  3. Add in the peanut butter and melted butter. Mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl mix together the flour and oats.  Then add this mixture to the batter.  Mix well.
  5. Stir in the mini chocolate chips.
  6. Put the batter in the fridge to chill for about 15 minutes, then keep the batter in the fridge between baking too.
  7. Roll the batter into about 1 inch balls.  Then gently flatten.
  8. Gently press about 5 or 6 candies into the tops of each cookie, as show in the image above. Don’t worry if the candies touch each other as they will spread out as the cookie bakes.
  9. Bake for 11-12 minutes.
  10. Let the cookies cool on the pan for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

  • Category: Cookie
  • Method: Bake

Keywords: Easter cookies, peanut butter cookies, M&M cookies

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2 Comments

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    Stephanie Rutledge
    February 18, 2020 at 7:11 PM

    This look delicious and just scream SPRING!

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