Sweet Secret

Is this the best weekend ever?  It’s gotta be…treats two days in a row.  Yippee!!!  Since our Valentine’s Day Treat was quite divine we decided to keep Saturday’s treat a little more simple.   We took our favorite oatmeal cookie recipe and mixed in semi sweet chocolate chips, heath bits, and M&Ms.  But we didn’t stop there.  We added in a secret ingredient (wait for it…wait for it…) pretzels.  Yes pretzels!  They add enough saltiness to counteract all of the richness from the chocolates.  Simply Superb!

Secret Ingredient Oatmeal Cookie

Secret Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies

  • 3/4 cup Butter Flavored Crisco Shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups quick oats, uncooked
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup M&Ms
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Heath bits
  • I cup pretzels broken into small pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine Butter Flavored Crisco, brown sugar, egg, milk, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed until well blended.  Combine oats, flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix into creamed mixture at low speed until blended. Stir in M&Ms, chocolate chips,  Heath bits, and pretzels pieces. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheet.

Bake from 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Allow to cool on wire rack.

Makes about 2- 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

*adapted from the Butter Flavored Crisco Oatmeal Chewy Cookie Recipe

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