Cheat Day: M&M cookies!

I love to make everything a bit unique .. it makes this entire process of cooking/baking and blogging all the more exciting!  Although it is gluten-full (sorry!) and non-vegan I still wanted to add something a little bit special – quinoa and oats!


I was intrigued that when they came out of the oven and cooled the cookies had an apple crisp crust taste to it which was unique for a cookie and delicious nonetheless.

I got the idea for this recipe from the website below:

The recipe calls for pistachios and cranberries but I thought of mixing it up a little with some colours.. you know.. liven things up a little.. oh, wild friday nights.

I think they chocolate gave the cookies more moisture so I’m sceptical on how the pistachios and cranberries would do in terms of dryness in the cookies… but one day I will try it out. The unique texture of the cookies may suit it nicely as a cookie you have with your tea or morning chai ;).

Anyways… on to the recipe..!

1 1/2 cups flour (whole wheat or whole wheat white are okay)
1 t salt
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 cup (1 stick)  butter, softened
1/4 cup raw sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
2 T honey
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup cooked quinoa (red or white is fine)
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

1 cup of m&m chocolates


1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped pistachios

In my recipe I also substituted the two eggs (because of Navratri fasting) with 1/2 cup of canola oil (should be vegetable oil but I had none).

I was also planning on using chocolate mini eggs (solid chocolate with the candied shell) but they were sold out at the store.. these worked just amazingly.

Moving forward…

PH oven to 375*F

In a bowl combine alldry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda/powder)

In a larger bowl combine butter, vanilla extract and honey. Beat the crap out of it until it’s creamy. The add eggs (or oil).

Just beat it *guitar riffs*

1 cup at a time, add the dry mix to the wet mix and beat in thoroughly (dananananaaa daanana ..)


Fold in thequinoa and mixwell

Now add the chocolate or whatever the f*** you’re using.

Too much……?


Roll into 2″ patties and put onto non grease baking sheet or lay onto parchment paper on pan – each cookie 1″ apart.



The website didn’t say how long to bake it for – I baked for about 15 minutes and it turned out bomb diggity .. and that’s all we can ask for 😉

Let cool and enjoy.

If you try it out let me know how you liked it 🙂


Thanks Prity for your awesome photography… 😀 .. she actually focused more on Jack than the actual cookies :/.

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Jack Bauer is a ladies man.. good thing he’s fixed.

Peace in… ❤


About nidhiiarya

I love cookies.

2 responses to “Cheat Day: M&M cookies!

  1. Looks like really tasty cookies 🙂 Would like to try this sometime as I always have quinoa on hand. Jack is so cute too! Thanks also for linking my site.

  2. They were so good, you should definitely try it, they’re super easy to make.
    No problem, your recipes look fantastic 🙂

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