cookie comfort

I needed comfort today.

I came down with a crazy cold that has left me breathing almost solely out of my mouth (gross, I know), and carrying a tissue with me where ever I go. In step my mom's famous M&M Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies. These are like a hug from my mom in cookie form. Funny thing about these cookies though, my family grew up loving these little oaty bundles, but it turns out not everyone is such a fan. I can't figure it, but I thought I would include the recipe in case you want to give them a go.

(Note that I took a picture of the recipe instead of typing it out. Sick people don't type out recipes, silly.)
(Also of note, I am very proud of the stain on my recipe. Nothing says "tasty food worth messing up a kitchen for" like a soiled recipe.)


  1. i don't understand--what's not to LOVE about something made with oatmeal and chocolate chips?

  2. um, craaazy - i made these on monday. v-day version as well. feel better soon! ♥

  3. sick people don't type out recipes.....but do sick people bake up cookies for friends to come by and eat??

    just merely a hypothetical question.

    Hope you feel better soon :-)

  4. Yum! I love comfort foods like this.

  5. Who doesn't like rolled oats in cookies? Yum-yum-yum. I love a good stained recipe too - a sure sign of appreciation!

  6. so weird! i just went to the store two days ago and bought m&m's and some missing ingredients to make these cookies...

  7. agreed! love stained recipes. Can't wait to try this. And get better ...also....you're not gross until you carry around a plastic bag to store your soiled tissues en route.

  8. Oh my lord. These look really good!
    Stained recipes = good outcomes.
    If you aren't making a mess you aren't baking! At least that rule makes me feel better when I see the pristine kitchens on Food Network. ;)

  9. Hi Julie,
    thank you for the recipes-looks very good and tipical american:)
    Thank you for visiting my blog...funny to know that you stopped by from Salt Lake City.
    I'll be visiting your blog soon again!
    Greetings from Danmark

  10. Hysterical. I love that you took a picture of the recipe!

  11. mmmmmm,I want to make them! They look awwwwesome! xxx