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How to Make I Miss You Gooey Surprise Cookies!

Gooey Surprise Cookies

Maybe you’ve read one of my other posts where I told you that when we moved my older stepson to college, I asked him if I could make him cookies when I missed him.  His response was, “Uh, yeah” with the whole duh tone going on.  Well, he’s been there for a couple of weeks now and even though I’ve missed him over the last few weeks, I wanted to wait a little while before I started smothering him with cookies and baked treats.  It’s been long enough though.  So, here’s my first batch, I Miss You Gooey Surprise Cookies.  He’s a lot like me in that he likes caramel, chocolate and peanut butter.  So, I know if I like it, he’ll like it.

Gooey Surprise Cookies

These started with a normal steady eddy oatmeal cookie recipe.  Nothing fancy but something with a little more substance than some of my other cookie recipes.  Then instead of adding chips or fruit or raisins, I added Caramel M&Ms.  What?!?  Yep, Caramel M&Ms.  My first recipe using them.  I love them so much that I’ve struggled finding a recipe that would showcase these amazing little gems as well as I thought they should be.

Keep scrolling for the recipe!

I finally decided that a basic cookie was probably the best route so that it didn’t take away from the M&Ms.  Don’t get me wrong, though.  The cookies are good with or without the Caramel M&Ms.  They’re good with raisins (I add a little cinnamon) or with butterscotch chips or chocolate chips.  But for my college guy, I will give up some of my treasured Caramel M&Ms.  (ps.  I don’t give them up easily.)

Gooey Surprise Cookies

I’m going to guess that when he first gets them, he’ll probably first think Monster Cookies (he loves those too).  Then when he realizes no peanut butter, he’ll think regular oatmeal M&Ms.  He’ll get the surprise when he bites into the first Caramel M&M and gets that little chew from the caramel nugget.

I’m sure he’ll enjoy them and I doubt that he’ll realize how hard it was for me to give up some of my treasured M&Ms.  But that’s okay!  I’d rather he focuses on his studies anyways and maybe a little home baking will help!  He assures me that he’s studying hard.  I can only assume he is.  He’s a good student so I’m going to trust that he’s going to keep his eye on his grades.

Have you tried the Caramel M&Ms yet?  If so, are you addicted to them like me?  I was in Sam’s Club the other day and saw that they had the boxes of single serving bags of them now.  I resisted (this time).

TTYL!  Lori

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Gooey Surprise Cookies
Gooey Surprise Cookies
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
3 dozen 15 minutes
Cook Time
8-10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 dozen 15 minutes
Cook Time
8-10 minutes
Gooey Surprise Cookies
Gooey Surprise Cookies
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
3 dozen 15 minutes
Cook Time
8-10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 dozen 15 minutes
Cook Time
8-10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: dozen
Instructions
  1. Mix margarine or butter with the brown sugar and granulated sugar.
  2. Add eggs and mix well.
  3. Combine flour, soda and oatmeal to mixture and mix until incorporated.
  4. Add Caramel M&Ms and stir with spoon gently so you don’t break up the candy pieces.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet and then move to a piece of foil to finish cooling.

Gooey Surprise Cookies

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