I love Christmas M&Ms – I love all the colour-themed M&Ms! Hubby brought me back some milk chocolate, dark chocolate and almond Christmas M&Ms from the US. My friend Karla also picked up a packet of milk chocolate Christmas M&Ms while shopping here in Sydney. Thanks guys! Some of the M&Ms are still in my candy jar and of course I made kitchen sink cookies with the rest. And these were possibly the best batch yet. (Yes, said that before!) Another batch might be whipped up before the end of 2010.
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light-brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 cup chopped milk chocolate
2 cups Christmas M&Ms
- Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Line baking sheets with baking paper.
- In a large bowl with a wooden spoon or hand mixer, beat butter, sugar and brown sugar together until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until well blended. Stir in vanilla.
- In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually stir into butter mixture until well blended. Stir in oats, M&M’s, butterscotch chips and chocolate.
- Drop heaping tablespoons of batter onto trays, about 2 inches apart. Press tops down with the bottom of a glass to flatten cookies evenly. Bake until golden, about 16 to 18 minutes (10 minutes in my oven). Cool on pan for 2 minutes. Remove from pan, and finish cooling completely on wire rack.