The Last of the Cookies and the Bags are Ready to Go!

The last batch of cookies we made were oatmeal with holiday M &M’s – I figured with the oats they were not as bad as if we made another type of cookie.  The list of teachers has been made and the bags are ready to go to school today and be handed out.  Baked goods makes it so much easier to give to all of the teachers that Stella has – between school, after school, theater and guitar, it adds up quick!

Oatmeal Cookies (courtesy of my Aunt Candace)


1 cup shortening (I used butter)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour (I used wheat)
1 tsp salt (I omitted since the butter was salted)
1 tsp baking soda
3 cups oatmeals (not quick)
1 cup M & M’s (you can also do raisins, chocolate chips or nuts)

1. Cream the shortening and sugars together – mine never looks very creamy, but it is well blended.

2. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well.



3. Add the flour, salt and baking soda – mix well, scraping sides and bottom.

4. Add the oatmeal – this I mix by hand.


5. Add the M & M’s.

6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.


7. Drop by teaspoonful onto an un-greased cookie sheet. I use a melon baller – works really well and the perfect size.

8. Bake the cookies for 10 – 12 minutes – cool on a rack.




Makes a lot!

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3 Responses to The Last of the Cookies and the Bags are Ready to Go!

  1. Candace Coffin says:

    Haven’t used shortening is many years. : ) These are also really good made with a cup of coconut oil!! Your bags are very pretty. I’m thinking that Martha Stewart should retire and let you take over the show!! xxox

  2. Jo says:

    Good old M&Ms….lucky teachers! That is a great oatmeal cookie recipe so I bet with the M&Ms they are delicious. Yeah, last day of school for Stella.

  3. virginia says:

    I made the same cookies this year! Yours look more fun with the M&Ms. I’ll have to remember that next year.
    You have great presentation!
    Merry X-Mas!

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