This month I received Amy's blog: Amy's Cooking Adventures
. Amy, like me, has two little boys and loves cooking and baking for her family. Amy's love of cooking was sparked after having her first child and wanting to experiment more in her kitchen. One of her goals is to make meals her family loves while expanding their palates. That is certainly an goal I can get behind. I also like her method of getting her kids to at least try one bite...something we struggle with in our house from time to time!
Amy has so many wonderful recipes it was hard to pick one! I loved the sound of the Slow Cooker Chicken Mole
, Slow Cooker Teriyaki Beef Tips
, and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup with Sausage.
Ultimately, I decided to make Brownie Oatmeal Cookies
after my little guy saw the photo while I was scrolling the recipes. It is hard to say no to that sweet face especially when his little eyes get wide with excitement over chocolate (I am really talking about Ron and not Kellen- just kidding). This recipe is sooooo easy and the cookies are amazing. The only change I made was to keep the oats whole and not ground. This was mainly due to the fact I have a sleeping baby and was afraid my food processor would wake him. I found the keeping the oats whole still resulted in a delicious cookie. Kellen was all about the mini m&m's and loved this recipe. I can't wait to make this recipe again to share with friends around the holidays- yum!
Thank you Amy for a delicious sweet treat!
1 box brownie mix
11/4 cup rolled oats
½ cup vegetable oil
1 tbsp water
½ cup mini chocolate chips
½ cup mini M&Ms
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Place the brownie mix, oats, oil, water, and eggs in a large bowl. Mix until combined (the batter will be quite thick).
Fold in the chocolate chips and M&Ms. Drop 2 tablespoon spoonfuls on the prepared cookies sheets.
Bake for 12 minutes or until just set in the center. Cool for 10 minutes on the pans, then move to wire racks and cool completely.
Makes about 2 1/2 - 3 dozen cookies