Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Recipe Round-Up: Monster Cookies

So, you should make these. Today.




I am pretty sure you will love them. And maybe eat them for dinner. I did. And it was magical.

Pre-fitness challenge, of course.




I had never made monster cookies before last week but I must say they are quickly becoming one of my favorites! And there is a huge debate going on in the monster cookie world about whether or not these cookies should have flour. Can you even believe it? A baked cookie without flour? It's like we are living in the future.

Well, I am a strong advocate for the flour-free camp because these cookies are amazing. AMAZING! And when you combine peanut butter with oatmeal and chocolate chips and M&M's and peanut butter chips, well...there really are no words, are there?

Nope, because you are too busy eating.

Let's bust these out, shall we?





Here is what you need. You know, the good stuff.





Throw some things in a bowl and do a little mixing.




Next, add the Lord's most perfect food.






Add a few more things and do some more mixing.





Finally, put the magical dough of goodness on a cookie sheet and find something to distract you for 10 minutes while they bake. I found that eating cookie dough was a good distraction.






And then eat them.  See? Super easy.

They are soft and chewy and full of flavor! They are flippin' delicious, is what they are. And you can add whatever you want to them. Dried cherries? Sure! Butterscotch chips? No problem! Nuts? Go for it! The sky is the limit!

Monster Cookies:

1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
4 1/2 cups oats (quick cooking or old-fashioned)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips
1 cup M&M’s chocolate candies


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat together butter and sugars. Add eggs, vanilla extract, and baking soda, and mix well. Mix in peanut butter until well-blended. Add oats and stir until combined. Mix in chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and M&M’s.

Drop cookies by spoonful about 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven for 10-12 minutes. Let cookies cool on baking sheets before moving to wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Makes 4-5 dozen.

Enjoy!


6 comments:

  1. How do you make your cookies look so pretty? My monster cookies always look crazy (but yummy)

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  2. Best thing about flour-free cookies? (As radical as that may sound...?) Good for gluten-free cookie monsters!!! Yay!!
    :) Thanks for the fab recipe!

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  3. You had me with the picture, but then you added chewy and yummy and I was sold. I must make these cookies!

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  4. Oh. My. Goodness. Again, it's like we have a mind-link or something. I was thinking of looking for a good Monster Cookie recipe online JUST YESTERDAY. Kid you not.

    So thanks. My search is finished more quickly than anticipated. Now for the baking... :-D

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  5. Kel, this is getting scary. :)

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