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Here’s my favorite freezer cookie recipe made with oats and M&M’s.  I scoop the dough into little balls and freeze it raw so I can have freshly baked cookies at a moment’s notice.  Genius, right?

Freezer Cookie Recipe with Oats and M&M's

I perfected my freezer cookie recipe back when I was writing my 15-Minute Freezer Recipes cookbook.  I froze tons and tons of cookie dough until I got the ratio of baking powder, baking soda, and sugar just right.  I like cookies that rise while baking so the center stays soft and chewy.

At the time, I was making oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.  Then, I moved onto oatmeal raisin cookies for my No Cook Freezer Meals cookbook.  Both delicious.

I know you’re going to love this freezer cookie recipe with oatmeal and M&M cookies too.  You can prep them in less than 10 minutes and bake them whenever you need a chocolate fix.

Freezer Cookie Recipe with Oats and M&Ms

Yields: 24 cookies


  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats (not quick-cooking oats)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup M&M’s


  1. Mix butter and egg.
  2. Add flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, and salt. Stir until just combined. (Don’t overmix!).
  3. Add M&M’s and stir until combined. (Again, don’t overmix!).
  4. Scoop rounded tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheets. Use fingers to form into balls. (Tip: Wet your fingers with water to keep the dough from sticking).
  5. Freeze until firm (about an hour).
  6. Remove from pan and store in a gallon-sized plastic freezer bag for up to three months.

Freezer Cookie Recipe with Oatmeal and M&Ms


  1. Remove from freezer, and place cookies on cookie sheet for 35 minutes to thaw.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned around edges.
  3. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet. Remove and finish cooling on wire rack.

Nutrition Info for two cookies: 150 calories, 4.5g fat (2.5 saturated),  15mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 18g carbs (2g fiber, 14g sugar), 8g protein, 10% Vitamin A, 4% Iron, 2% Calcium, 4% Vitamin C

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Erin L
Erin L
9 years ago

These look so delicious! Do you think coconut oil would work instead of butter? and oat flour vs wheat? Lots of allergies in our house. And it sucks!