I made these in high school for some event and they were affectionately nicknamed the "Patriotic Turd Cookies" due to the red white and blue M&Ms and the fact that they're gloopy and kind look like... well, no, they really don't. That's just Sarah for you.
My mom also made them for our trip to Oregon a few weeks ago and they were gone in a flash. YUM!!
In case you ever need to make cookies to feed an army, this is the recipe for you.
2 2/3 cups brown sugar
2 cups white sugar
1/2 lb butter
1 1/2 tsp karo syrup
1 1/2 lb jar chunky peanut butter (use the "good" stuff, i.e., Jiff or Skippy. None of that Natural crap.)
4 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
9 cups quick cooking oatmeal
1 package chocolate chips
1 package plain M&Ms
1 package peanut M&Ms
In very large bowl, cream butter and white and brown sugars. Add eggs and karo syrup. Mix in peanut butter, baking soda, and vanilla. Stir until combined. Add oats, chocolate chips and M&Ms. Stir just until combined.
Bake at 350F for approximately 12 minutes. Do not overbake.
Makes LOTS of cookies.