1/2 cup or 1 stick of butter (at room temperature)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
3/4 cup M&Ms
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 peanut butter chips
plus any variations you have on hand that you want to toss in (white chocolate chips, coconut, chopped pecans or walnuts)
1. Preheat the oven to 350 ºF
2. Combine the butter, brown and white sugars in a large bowl using a hand/stand mixer or your hands. Mix in the peanut butter then add the egg and vanilla, mixing again once they are in thebowl.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the baking soda and flour. Add the flour mix to the moist ingredients and mix. Then stir in the oats, m&ms, chocolate chips and peanut butter chips (and other variations you want to toss in).
4. Scoop using a cookie scoop (measuring about 2 tablespoons) onto a cookie sheet lined with a baking mat or baking parchment.
Bake for 9-10 minutes but no longer. You want these to stay soft. They won't look like they are quite done. Remove from the oven and let cool on the cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes then move to a cooling rack.