I blame my friend and her gorgeous newborn baby girl for these! I was invited over for morning tea to meet the baby and I just had to bring something. Due to certain food allergies my friend has, I opted to feature chocolate in these cookies instead of raisins and almonds. The results were unsurprisingly delicious… and dangerously more-ish. I made another batch of dough in preparation for my Thanksgiving for Dummies event and froze it so I could “bake fresh” the night before (ie, tonight!), without any stress.

Chewy cookies packed with marshmallowy, M&M’s mmm-ness


Prep Time: 15 Min, Cook Time: 11 Min, Makes: approx. 36


5 dl organic all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
250 g unsalted butter, softened
2.5 dl caster sugar
2.5 dl dark brown sugar, firmly packed
2 large organic, free range eggs
2 tsp organic pure vanilla powder
7 dl organic oats (not instant)
180 g M&M’s
A couple of handfuls of mini marshmallows


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and vanilla; set aside.
  3. Combine butter, eggs and sugar with a mixer on low-speed.
  4. Increase speed to high to cream until fluffy and light in colour.
  5. Stir* the flour mixture into the creamed mixture until no flour is visible.
    *Over mixing develops the gluten and will make the cookies tough
  6. Add the oats, M&M’s and mini marshmallows and stir to incorporate.
  7. Scoop out approx. 2 tablespoons of dough for each cookie. Place a few centimeters apart on a non-stick baking sheet covered tray.
  8. Bake 11-13 minutes (on center rack), until golden, but still moist beneath cracks on top.
  9. Remove from oven. Let cookies sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.


*Recipe adapted from this one for delicious oat and raisin cookies
*Cookies keep well in an airtight container for at least a few days
*Cookie dough may be frozen for later use



  1. We have just launched (launched) a recruitment program at the University where I work called Mobility@Monash – and it has been fondly tagged M&M by all who were involved – I think I will have to bake a batch of these and take them into my colleagues!

    • Thank you! Well, I kind of figured I had to compensate for the candy inclusions 😉 Actually, we only tend to buy organic where possible so all our flour, sugar, eggs, butter, etc are always organic. Eco produce is really easy to come by here… in regular supermarkets and at reasonable prices 🙂

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