I cooked these up for Dad’s birthday. They are headed out in the mail come monday!
I didn’t have any M&M’s in the house, so I used chocolate chips.
1/2 Butter Flavor Crisco Stick
1 jar – 12 ounces creamy peanut butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packe brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 teaspoon maple syrup
2 teaspoons baking soda
4 1/2 cups quick oats, uncooked, divided
1 package (8 ounces) candy-coated chcolate pieces
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease baking sheet with shortening. Place sheets of foil on countertop for cooking cookies.
2. Combine peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and 1/2 cup shortening in large bowl. Beat until well blended and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and maple syrum. Beat at high speed 3-4 minutes. Add baking soda and 2 1/4 cups oats; Stir; Stir in candy. Stir in remaining 2 1/4 cups oats. Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls . Flatten slightly. Place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet.
3. Bake for 9-10 minutes for chewy cookies (i like that kind best!) or 11-12 for crispy cookies. Cool 2 minutes. Remove cookies to foil to cool completely.
Makes 3 1/2 dozen cookies.