I have been making variations of these cookies for a while now. They are quick and simple and great to whip up for an afternoon snack and make the perfect amount to enjoy but not have a lot of cookies lying around, they usually are gone in minutes. I decided to make these with green M&Ms since St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and the girls were excited! They were in the kitchen waiting and when they were cool I said they could have 2. They both scanned them, you could see their little heads counting the M&Ms they could see and when the youngest said “This one has the most” and grabbed it her sister replied with “lucky!” and this is where I came up with the name. Of course kids will think they are “Lucky!” anytime they get to have these cookies. I have even made a version with raisins for them for breakfast, lucky!
Lucky Little Oatmeal Cookies
Makes about 20-22 small cookies
2 c oats (if you would like them chewy use 1 3/4 cups)
1/4 c unsweetened natural applesauce (used our homemade applesauce)
1/4 c milk (used Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk)
3 TBSP Agave (or 1/4 coconut sugar or brown sugar)*
1 tsp pure vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Little handful of green M&Ms
*usually make these using coconut sugar or brown sugar but tried agave this time and reduced the amount. They were good and kids liked them but I think I prefer the sugar over agave. Also I usually make these with 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 oats for chocolate chips but wanted them to be a little bulkier for the M&Ms.
Preheat oven to 350. Place all wet ingredients, sugar if using, cinnamon, and salt, into a blender, Magic Bullet, or food processor. Blend. Add oats, baking soda, blend until oats are chopped and well combined. Stir in M&Ms. Form into balls or drop spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes. Let cool a couple of minutes and remove from baking sheet and place on cooling rack, if they make it that far. Ours were all gone before I had the pans washed.