I got a new cookbook last week, and I've had a great time looking through it. It's called the Romney Family Table by Ann Romney. There were tons of recipes in this one that I wanted to try and I loved hearing about Ann's family traditions. This recipe was one of those that I marked to try. The best thing for me was they actually turned out in our oven! I halved the recipe and still ended up with almost 5 dozen cookies. I think next time I will take out about a half a cup of oatmeal and add the extra bit of light corn syrup, because when they cooled they were crispier than I would have liked. They still tasted delicious, and there's no flour in this recipe, looks like it's gluten free to me!
M & M's Cookies
The Romney Family Table by Ann Romney, page 18
2 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups peanut butter (recipe calls for crunchy, but I only use light and it worked fine!)
2 to 4 tablespoons light corn syrup
4 teaspoons baking soda
9 cups oatmeal
1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
1 (19 ounce) package M & M's
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In the mixing bowl of your stand mixer, cream the sugars and the butter. Add the eggs, making sure to add just one at a time and beat the whole thing until light and fluffy. Add vanilla, peanut butter, corn syrup and baking soda and mix well. Stir in the oats gradually by hand, I just used a spatula, making sure to get them well mixed in. Add chocolate and M & M's. I used a small cookie scoop, but a large on would work great too! Place the balls of dough on parchment lined cookie sheets and bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Allow to cool for several minutes on the cookie sheets before removing to wire racks.