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 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