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Cinnamon M&M Oatmeal Cookies

I was doing some last minute holiday shopping last week at Target and spotted Cinnamon M&M’s in the candy aisle. I love cinnamon and M&M’s so of course I had to buy a bag. When I got home, I busted open the bag to sample the new M&M’s. The M&M’s are larger in size than regular M&M’s, but the same size of Peanut Butter M&M’s-yes, I know my M&M’s:) They come in four colors-red, dark red, brown, and a darker brown. I will be honest, I wasn’t crazy about them. They are good, but not amazing:) They taste like regular milk chocolate M&M’s with a slight hint of cinnamon. They are super sweet too. I knew I couldn’t eat them by the handful, so I decided to bake a batch of Cinnamon M&M Oatmeal Cookies.

I made a cinnamon oatmeal cookie dough and added in Cinnamon Chips and the Cinnamon M&M’s. I stirred in one cup of the M&M’s into the dough and pressed a few candies on top of the cookies before baking. If you like cinnamon, these are the cookies for you. The oatmeal cookies are crisp on the edges and chewy on the inside. You get a burst of cinnamon in every bite thanks to the cinnamon, Cinnamon Chips, and Cinnamon M&M’s. I really enjoyed the Cinnamon M&M’s in the cookies. They added a nice crunch and sweetness.

My family really enjoyed the cookies, especially my little niece. She even fell asleep with a cookie in her hand, she didn’t want to let it go:) I think the Cinnamon M&M’s are a seasonal item, so you better hurry if you want to try these cookies. I found them at Target, but I looked and Amazon also carries them. If I see them again, I will buy another bag.  They were a great addition to these cookies.

My good friend Jenny, from Picky Palate, also made cookies with the new Cinnamon M&M’s. She posted a photo of her Cinnamon M&M cookies on Instagram the other day and I started laughing. We always have cookies on the brain:) One of the many reasons why we are such great pals:) So we decided it would be fun to share our Cinnamon M&M Cookie recipes on the same day. Make sure you go and check out her delicious cookie recipe. And go find those M&M’s so you can get baking!

Cinnamon M&M Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: about 30 cookies

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes

These oatmeal cookies have cinnamon, cinnamon chips, and Cinnamon M&M's. Cinnamon lovers will go crazy for these oatmeal cookies.


1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup cinnamon chips
1 1/2 cups Cinnamon M&M's


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugars together until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.

3. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Mix until just incorporated.

4. Stir in the oats, cinnamon chips, and 1 cup of Cinnamon M&M's. Make dough balls-about 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie. Press 2-3 M&M's on top of each cookie. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, until the cookies are golden brown around the edges. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Note-I found the Cinnamon M&M's at Target and I buy Hershey's Cinnamon Chips.

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57 Responses to “Cinnamon M&M Oatmeal Cookies”

  1. holly — December 28, 2011 @ 3:45 am

    wow! in Australia hee they don’t have cinnamon m&ms!

  2. holly — December 28, 2011 @ 3:46 am

    wow! in Australia here they don’t have cinnamon m&ms!

  3. holly — December 28, 2011 @ 3:47 am

    sorry above isn’t my website- wrong link!

  4. Çigdem — December 28, 2011 @ 4:50 am

    mm soo delicious :)

  5. Blog is the New Black — December 28, 2011 @ 5:25 am

    These cookies look amazing. I love cinnamon, but I haven’t seen cinnamon M&Ms yet! YUM!

  6. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — December 28, 2011 @ 6:31 am

    Great minds think alike (you and Jenny) and I was just on her blog, too, and both of your cookies make me wanna start baking!

  7. Well way to go, now I want some! At least you turned a not so great item into something you really like.

  8. Heather (Heather's Dish) — December 28, 2011 @ 7:48 am

    mmmmmm oatmeal cookies…they are kind of one of my favorites!

  9. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — December 28, 2011 @ 7:51 am

    Now I have an excuse to stock up on those M&Ms! Love it:-)

  10. Erica — December 28, 2011 @ 8:04 am

    I was totally bummed that these aren’t AWESOME. My FIL LOVES cinnamon and chocolate and I thought they would be heaven for him. He gave them a meh too. Using them in a cookie sounds just perfect

  11. Kelley — December 28, 2011 @ 8:45 am

    Just what I need….more cookies! These sound too good to pass up though!

  12. Sarah @ See Sarah Bake — December 28, 2011 @ 8:59 am

    Cinnamon M&Ms?! I didn’t even know such a wonderful creation existed!! I LOVE the mint one that comes out every Christmas, but now I’ll be keeping an eye out for these too next year. M&M oatmeal cookies are one of my favs and I’m sure the hint of cinnamon makes them out of this world.

  13. Nicole — December 28, 2011 @ 9:00 am

    Pretty much avoided holiday baking this Christmas after my Thanksgiving bake-athon but this might get me back in the saddle. Oatmeal cookies (with chocolate bits or icing, no raisins) are my absolute fave.

  14. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — December 28, 2011 @ 9:37 am

    Great idea putting those M&Ms in an oatmeal cookie!

  15. Deborah — December 28, 2011 @ 9:47 am

    How fun that you both made similar cookies! I wasn’t too crazy about the cinnamon M&Ms either, but they sound perfect in these cookies!

  16. Jenny Flake — December 28, 2011 @ 9:50 am

    I LOVE our cookies Maria! ….and I love that cookies are always on our mind :) Have a great day! xoxo

  17. lori @ RecipeGirl — December 28, 2011 @ 9:52 am

    I’m so excited to look for these M&M’s! What a fun idea for cookies!

  18. Beth W. — December 28, 2011 @ 9:59 am

    WOW!! I love cinnamon! I’m in Minneapolis and I haven’t seen cinnamon M&M’s :(

  19. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — December 28, 2011 @ 10:04 am

    I saw the cinnamon M&Ms at the store too, but I was all cookied out at the time, now I wish I’d bought them. The cookies sound amazing.

  20. Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) — December 28, 2011 @ 10:11 am

    I grabbed a bag of these M&M’s about a month ago and had the same reaction! Not my favorite M&M, that’s for sure. But they sure do look amazing in those cookies! Any cookie is a great one with cinnamon chips.

  21. Cookbook Queen — December 28, 2011 @ 10:25 am

    These look amazing, Maria!!

  22. Deb (Recipes for Life) — December 28, 2011 @ 10:29 am

    What a great idea…I saw them in Target and wondered what could be done with them…will put on my must try list!

  23. Gina @ running to the kitchen — December 28, 2011 @ 11:18 am

    I’m currently trying to detox from all the sugar of the holiday but these are getting bookmarked for when that goes away (like next week ;)) Usually I can resist candy but M&M’s are my weakness.

  24. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — December 28, 2011 @ 11:23 am

    You’re torturing me! I heard so much about those m&ms this year but never picked up a bag. Now I wish I had.

  25. Cassie — December 28, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    I will be on the lookout for these M&M’s. I love cinnamon chips, these must be perfect. The cookies sound fabulous!

  26. Paula- bell'alimento — December 28, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    I’m going to have to look out for those Cinnamon M&M’s : )

  27. HeatherChristo — December 28, 2011 @ 12:28 pm

    I can never believe the unending supply of cookie ideas you have- it is so awesome! I have never had the cinnamon m&m’s. Who would have thought!?

  28. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — December 28, 2011 @ 1:29 pm

    I always love your cookies and this one sounds fabulous!

  29. Cindy B. — December 28, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

    I just love another great oatmeal cookie recipe, there ‘s never enough! Thanks for sharing.

  30. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — December 28, 2011 @ 3:54 pm

    These look and sound amazing!! Hope your holidays are going fabulous!

  31. Tracey — December 28, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

    I almost picked up a bag of these last time I was at Target, but held out. Your cookies sound delish!

  32. Chris @ TheKeenanCookbook — December 28, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

    Yum! I’ve been wanting something with cinnamon and oatmeal after feeding Baby Boy a cinnamon oatmeal granola baby food this morning. Figured I shouldn’t eat his breakfast. Hah :)

  33. Lauren — December 28, 2011 @ 5:56 pm

    My husband would go crazy over these! He’s a huge cinnamon/chocolate/oatmeal cookie lover.

  34. Andrea — December 28, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

    I bought a bag of the cinnamon m&ms too thinking they’d be great in some snickerdoodle cookies!

  35. Michelle — December 28, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

    I am officially cookied-out. You think it will never happen to you, that your love of cookies will never wane, that disdain at a picture of a perfectly lovely cookie is an impossibility, you know, like traveling to Jupiter but it actually did happen. Any leftover turkey etc. recipes brewing?

  36. Amber — December 28, 2011 @ 6:33 pm

    Yum! These look so good. I love chocolate + cinnamon!

  37. Courtney — December 28, 2011 @ 6:44 pm

    I didn’t get these when I saw them.. Now I hope they have some left!!

  38. Joanne — December 28, 2011 @ 7:58 pm

    I really need to find these cinnamon M+M’s!

  39. Jeff @ — December 29, 2011 @ 1:36 am

    I love M&Ms and cinnamon as well. This is a great combination.

  40. Jess @ Floptimism — December 29, 2011 @ 10:19 am

    I just spotted these m&m’s and had to buy them, too! I haven’t tried them yet, but I’ll have to save this recipe for when I do.

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