Ann Romney’s M&M Cookies

Last week I shared Michelle Obama’s Presidential cookie.  This week I am sharing Ann Romney’s Presidential cookie.  I really loved this cookie.  It had all the flavors I love – peanut butter, oatmeal and M&Ms.  It was one of the best cookies I’ve ever had.

This cookie is interesting because it doesn’t have any flour in it.  I didn’t even realize that until I was making them.  The peanut butter taste really comes through and there is just enough chocolate.  I substituted mini M&Ms for the regular that the recipe called for.  I took some of these to work (so I wouldn’t eat them all ) and they were a hit!

Ann Romney’s M&M Cookies
recipe from Family Circle
(Printable Recipe)

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups crunchy peanut butter (I used Crunchy Honey Peter Pan peanut butter)
1 Tbsp light corn syrup
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 tsp baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips
2/3 cup M&Ms candies (I used mini M&Ms)

Heat oven to 325°.

In a large bowl, cream sugars, butter, peanut butter and corn syrup on high speed until well combined. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Add vanilla extract.

In a separate bowl, mix together oats and baking soda. Add to peanut butter mixture and stir until combined. Mix in chocolate chips and M&M’s.

Using a standard-size ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets (about 9 per sheet).

Bake for 18 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Comments

  1. Great recipe…I'll try it soon… There's only a trouble for me..as Italian, living in Italy…not used to measuring in cups…grams or ounces would be better!
    Lovely blog, many compliments!
    Barbara

  2. I have this recipe! Around here they're called "monster cookies" because they're mixed up in such a huge batch that we use dishpans (and a dozen eggs). They're THE BEST.

  3. Happy voting day! I painstakingly picked out all the red and blue M&M'S from my son's stash and added white chocolate chips. First batch baking now, and dough is delicious!!! Hope we can eat them and celebrate tonight!!!!

  4. I found the Bipartisan cookie recipe for whoever it was that wanted it.
    Bipartisan cookie recipe
    •1-1/8 cups all-purpose flour
    •2-1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
    •1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    •1/2 teaspoon salt
    •3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
    •1/2 cup (1/2 stick) vegetable shortening (such as Crisco butter flavor)
    •3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
    •1/2 tablespoon light corn syrup (such as Karo)
    •3/4 cup plus 1/8 cup granulated sugar
    •3/4 cup plus 1/8 cup packed brown sugar
    •3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    •2 eggs
    •1/2 cup white chocolate chips
    •1 cup chocolate chips
    •1/3 cup M&M's candies
    •1 cup chopped walnuts
    •1/2 cup mint chocolate chunks, optional

    Directions
    Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a bowl, whisk together flour, rolled oats, baking soda, and salt.
    In a stand mixer, beat butter, shortening, peanut butter, and corn syrup on a high speed until fluffy and creamy. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract, and mix until well-combined. Add eggs, one at a time, until thoroughly mixed. Turn speed down to low, and beat in flour mixture until combined. Then, stir in white and milk chocolate chips, M&M's, walnuts, and, optionally, the mint chocolate chunks.
    Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto lined cookie sheets. Bake for 12 to 17 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes, and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

    Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

  5. This has been our family's favorite cookie recipe for at least 25 years so recently my son's girlfriend asked me for the recipe … The way to a man's heart and all! 😉 I had to laugh out loud when I read your post. My son and his adorable girlfriend both hold strong political convictions, albeit opposing ones. I wonder if a cookie will now enter into their "debate!"

  6. Just noticed a 'bipartisan' cookie posted on MSNBC that combined the two recipes. It calls for 3/4 cup butter and 1/2 cup shortening – like butter-flavor Crisco. Either way – yours are, by far, much more visually appealing. I can't wait to try them out!!

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