January 6, 2012

The bestest, hardest, crunchiest oatmealy, coconuty, dried cranberriest, M &M-y, chocolate chippy, almondyish cookie perfect for dunking in coffee and tea ever!


Will you kill me if I suggest a recipe that tastes fantastic but turns hard as heck the next day?!

Seriously people!

This is a really good, tasty, scrumptious, addicting cookie that I just love!

I'm not gonna lie...one day later and these things get harder than woodpecker's lips!

But you know what?

I don't care!

It's worth losing a filling or two!

Ok, all kidding aside...yes these cookies get hard and crunchy. Are they still edible...yes! Is the combination of chocolate, coconut, oats and cranberries awesome...yes! Should you make these anyhow...yes! Should you put on a pot of coffee or tea...yes!

Here's the recipe...you're gonna love it! Come on, just try it..you'll see.

Hey, every single one of these cookies were gobbled up by both my kids, my husband and me...with no complaints. Well, except one...my youngest thinks the dried cranberries are raisins and he hates raisins...which, dried cranberries, raisins...not much difference there. Ok, fine!

By the way, I used coconut flavored M&m's because that's what I had on hand.

You can use plain M&M's or whatever flavor you have on hand! There are some really great options out there these days when it comes to M&M's.

Here's the recipe. I hope you give it a try!


3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups old fashioned oats, uncooked
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup M&M's
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup sweetened coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugars. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In separate bowl, mix oats, flour, baking powder and baking soda. Stir flour mixture into creamed mixture. Stir in remaining goodness of M&M's, chocolate chips, chopped almonds, dried cranberries and coconut. Drop by rounded tablespoon or cookie scoop onto greased cookie sheet or parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for approx. 13 minutes.



  1. Almonds, oats, coconut, and chocolate? Okay. You have my undivided attention. I wonder what makes them get hard? Only one solution: must eat them all, asap!

  2. They look hearty for sure!! Will have to try them out soon! And with all that nutritious stuff in them. .surely you could rationalize a breakfast out of them??

  3. Sounds like trail mix, only with flavor. They do look perfect for dunking in a nice hot cup of tea or coffee.

  4. Place your cookies in a plastic container with a slice of bread. Give them several hours and your cookies will be so soft.