Valentine's Day treat recipe

Written by: 
Alyssa Odom
Valentines Day M&M Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup of softened butter (2 sticks)
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
2 eggs 
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups rolled oats
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 ½ cups Valentines day themed M&Ms
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Beat butter and sugars with wire whisk
3. Add eggs and vanilla to butter mixture, beat together until fluffy
4. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients; flour, oats, salt, and baking soda
5. Slowly add dry ingredient mixture to the wet ingredient mixture, stirring as you go
6. Add M&Ms to the mix until combined (do not over-mix)
7. Scoop cookies onto baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between each ball of dough
8. Bake at 350 degrees for 11 minutes
9. Once the cookies finish baking, leave them to cool for 10 minutes before eating
10. Enjoy!
This recipe comes from Mackenzie Martinez, a junior from California studying exercise science. She said she loves to bake fun treats for her and her friends. Oatmeal cookies are one of her favorite confections to create,  and she likes to add a fun twist to them depending on the holiday. “Adding Valentines day themed M&Ms to these cookies is a fun way to celebrate the holiday with a trusted, delicious treat.” 
Date Published: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Last Edited: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017