In keeping with the election spirit and my "foodie" personality (along with my love for cookies) decided to try out Ann Romney's cookie recipe she submitted for the Presidential Cookie Contest. The kids were a little skeptical when I said the words "gluten free" which I explained meant no flour in this case. They quickly got over the scare and ate them up!! My son even hid what was left the next morning! I took a few to work and they loved them also. These cookies were soft and yummy!
Ann Romney's M&M's CookiesMakes 3 dozen cookies
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1-1/2 cups crunchy peanut butter
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4-1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 teaspoons baking soda
6 ounces chocolate chips
2/3 cup M&M's candies (I used 1 cup)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream sugars, butter, peanut butter, and corn syrup with an electric mix until well combined.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
In a separate bowl, mix together oats and baking soda. Stir oat mixture into peanut butter mixture until combined, then mix in chocolate chips and M&M's.
Using a standard-size ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets.
Bake at 325 degrees for 18 minutes or until lightly browned. (I used my cookie scoop and baked for 12-14 minutes)
Cool for 2 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
These were delicious, but personally in a contest against Laura Bush's Texas Cowboy Cookies, I would of chosen the Cowboy Cookies. Now to get the ingredients and try Michelle Obama's cookies out!
Then let the real voting begin (on cookies)!!