Friday, January 2, 2015

Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen #106: Peanut Butter M&M Oaties

Time for Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen
(A weekly linky to share what you and your children have created in the kitchen.)


The linky is at the bottom.

I needed a quick but yummy recipe for cookies to take to our church's Christmas program a couple of weeks ago. Originally we were going to make Gingerbread Boy Cookies, but I didn't have all the ingredients.  I found a yummy recipe over at Home to 4 Kiddos. She had linked up this recipe post back in December of 2013 and I am so glad I took the time to check out her recipes. She has so many amazing recipes she shares (she has her own recipe linky on Tuesdays). Of course, we did change it up just a bit. We loved them so much we ended up making them again for Christmas.


1 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
Mini M&M's

First we combined the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and oats in our large bowl.

Then we melted the butter in a saucepan over low heat.

When it was completely melted, we added the peanut butter and stirred until it was smooth.

In a separate bowl, we combined the sugars, eggs, and vanilla. The older girls continued to stir the butter/peanut butter mixture.

I poured the melted peanut butter mixture into the sugar mixture. We blended it thoroughly.

Then we combined that mixture with the flour mixture. We were supposed to mix the flour mixture into the peanut butter mixture, but I only have one large bowl, so we did it in reverse, adding the peanut butter mixture to the flour mixture, gradually.

We added 1/4 cup mini M&M's to half the mixture. Yes, we kept some without.

Then I dropped by tablespoons onto the cookie sheet.

They baked for 12-15 minutes in a 350 degree oven. 

They are still soft when they come out of the oven, though they are nicely golden. I left them on the cookie sheet for a few minutes, then removed them to cool completely. They remained chewy in the middle, though the sides were crisp. 


1- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2- Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and oats in a large bowl.
3- Melt butter in saucepan over low heat.
4- Add peanut butter to melted butter. Stir until smooth.
5- In a separate bowl, combine white sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla. 
6- Pour peanut butter mixture into sugar mixture and blend well.
7- Combine peanut butter/sugar mixture with flour mixture, a little at a time. 
8- Add in 1/2 cup Mini M&M's (1/4 cup for half batch), stir.
9- Drop by tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
10- Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden. 
11- Let cool for a few minutes on cookie sheet, then remove to cool completely.

Do you have your children help you in the kitchen?  What lessons do they learn? Do you have any kid friendly recipes to share?
I'd love to see your posts, whether you have done something this week or some time in the past. Just link up below. This is a weekly linky.

I am linking up to:
PhotobucketMore the Merrier MondayFull Time Mama

Melt in Your Mouth Monday
Try a New Recipe Tuesday at Home to Four Kiddos
The Gathering Spot at Mamal Diane
Friday Food Frenzy at Close to Home
Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs
Foodie Friends Friday at Robyn'sView
Family Fun Friday at Happy and Blessed Home
Find a New Recipe Friday at Almost Supermom

And here is my Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen linky


  1. These cookies look delicious! I am going to try them with my girls!

  2. Thanks so much for the shout-out!!! :-) I'm so glad you liked the Oaties. Your pictures are just adorable!

  3. Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." Hope you can join us again this week.

  4. Those look and sound delicious! I can't believe I never thought to add peanut butter to our favorite oatmeal cookies!


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