Cinnamon M&M Oatmeal Cookies

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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

These oatmeal cookies have cinnamon, cinnamon chips, and Cinnamon M&M's. Cinnamon lovers will go crazy for these oatmeal cookies.
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  • 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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  1. 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!

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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!?

  13. 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 🙂

  14. 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?

  15. 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.

  16. I NEED to find those M&Ms! Can’t believe I haven’t seen them yet. I live about 15 minutes from the M&M factory here in New Jersey and you would think we would have all the cool stuff first!!

  17. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO curious about these! It reminds me of Mexican hot chocolate It has a touch of cinnamon in them. Glad you posted this, I will have to buy a bag out of curiosity too, and I’ll need something to do with the ones I DON’T eat, LOL! Beautiful as always!

  18. Thank you for encouraging me to try the cinnamon M&Ms! I was hesitant when I first saw them in the store but after seeing your recipe I decided to give them a try. Such yummy cookies! My husband just downed 4 of them. :-/

  19. I didn’t even know they made cinnamon M&MS and I was just at M&M World in NYC – I would have totally looked for them! These look fantastic 🙂

  20. Made these today with my 3 1/2 year old daughter. She loves helping me bake. She also loves chocolate and cinnamon so she was so excited to make these. I was surprised that the cinnamon M&Ms weren’t as strong of a cinnamon flavor that I thought they would be. The cinnamon chips are awesome too. My ONLY issue with these is I couldn’t find the cinnamon M&Ms in the stores here at all. All the Christmas stuff was on clearance already and stripped bare almost. I had a friend send me a bag from California. So next time you make a POST Christmas cookie warn us ahead of time so we can find the ingredients. I would have been so bummed to not be able to find these since they are a seasonal item. We love the cookies!!

  21. I’m so glad I came across your site. I just bought some of the M&M Cinnamon chips (also at Target) and I was wondering what to do with them. I immediately thought of oatmeal so I guess I was on the right track. Can’t wait to try them today. Thanks for the recipe.

  22. These turned out amazing! Much better than my regular M&M cookie recipe. I didn’t have cinnamon M&Ms or cinnamon chips, so I just used regular M&Ms. I also added extra cinnamon, some allspice, and extra oats. I will be making these again.