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Oatmeal Bear Cookies

Make these adorable oatmeal bear cookies for a treat kids and adults alike will love! These flavorful and fun cookies not only taste great, they’re perfect to make with the kids. Whip up a batch for the whole family to enjoy!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 6 bears


  • ½ C. butter, softened
  • 1 C. flour
  • ½ C. sugar
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ C. brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ C. quick-cooking rolled oats
  • Plain M&M’s
  • Mini M&M’s


  • To make cookie dough:
  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar and brown sugar on medium speed until blended. Beat in egg; stir in vanilla.
  •  In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; add to butter mixture, blending until incorporated. Stir in oats until blended. Shape dough and bake according to project directions.
  • To make Oatmeal Bears:
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Shape cookie dough into six 1 1/4″ balls for the bear head. Do not use all of the cookie dough.
  • For each bear head ball, shape three 1/2″ balls for the ears and snout.
  • Roll a third of the small balls in sugar.
  • Flatten the cookie dough heads. We used the bottom of a glass to do this.
  • Place three of the smaller cookie dough balls on each larger, flattened piece, making two ears and a snout. Use the pieces dipped in sugar for the snout.
  • Carefully flatten the smaller balls.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Remove from oven and place 1 plain M&M on the snout to form a nose and two mini M&M’s towards the center to form eyes.
  • Serve and enjoy!