Step Three: Pour ingredients and mix batter.
Step Four: Color while Momma finishes.
Step Six: Wish the cookies would bake faster.
Yields 3 dozen
3 large eggs
1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. baking soda
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups chunky or smooth peanut butter
4 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 pound semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 pound M&Ms, peanut or plain
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk eggs in a large bowl. Add sugars, vanilla, baking soda, butter, and peanut butter, one at a time, blending well after each addition. Stir in oats, chocolate chips, and M&Ms until well blended. Form large tablespoons of dough into balls. Place on an ungreased baking sheet 4 inches apart. Bake 12-15 minutes. Do not overbake. Cool on wire racks.