I have heard of monster cookies, but it was never on my list to bake until my son came home with a few of them. It turns out that his swimming instructor gave him a few and he had even asked her the recipe since he loved it so much. Most of the recipes I looked up used a ton of peanut butter and oats. I did not have enough peanut butter and was excited when I came across this recipe that uses much less peanut butter. One problem solved, but the next one started. We only had the big peanut M&M’s and not even a single packet of regular sized ones. There was no looking back since my boy was pretty excited and I went ahead and used the big ones.
Luckily we had a trail mix packet and used some of the smaller M&M’s in it to top the cookies. The cookies were done and my boy took his first bite and declared that they were not the same. Took some convincing to explain that this is a different recipe . It took a few minutes for him to get used to the soft cookies. But, before I knew, the cookies were flying and he could not get enough of it.
The cookies were unbelievably soft and melting in the mouth. They felt like the close cousin to these peanut butter cookies. Although the original monster cookies does not use flour and a much larger amount of oats, we were extremely happy with the soft cookies. Of course the original cookies are in my mind too for the future . Off to the recipe. Recipe from here.
Extremely soft cookies with peanut butter, oats, M&M's, chocolate chips and more.
- butter - 1/2 cup (1 stick - unsalted)
- brown sugar - 1/2 cup (packed)
- sugar - 1/4 cup
- peanut butter - 3/4 cup
- eggs - 1
- vanilla extract - 1 tsp
- all purpose flour - 1 1/4 cup
- salt - 1/4 tsp
- baking soda - 1/2 tsp
- oats - 1/2 cup (quick oats)
- candy - 3/4 cup (M & M's)
- chocolate chips - 1/2 cup - semisweet chips
Beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until creamy. Add peanut butter, egg and vanilla in that order mixing after each addition.
Add all purpose flour, salt, baking soda and mix to combine.
Next add oats, candy and chocolate chips and mix with a spatula. Roll into balls (about 1.5 tbsp size dough) and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Top with candy and chocolate chips if needed.
Bake at 350F for 9 - 10 min. They will not spread and you have to press with the back of a spoon or spatula to flatten them. They will look undone, but do not bake longer. They harden on cooling.
All to cool for 10 minutes on the sheet and then transfer to wire rack to cool longer.
1. They look undone, but harden on cooling.
2. Press them down after baking to give it the crinkly appearance.
3. The cookies are extremely soft.
1 year ago: Rava Ladoo
2 years ago: Paneer Kofthas
1. Take butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in a bowl.2. Beat well until creamy.3. Add peanut butter. Beat to combine.4. Add egg. Mix.5. Add vanilla.6. Mix well.7. Add flour, salt and baking soda.8. Mix until combined.9. Add the candy, oats and chocolate chips.10. Mix with a spatula.11. Roll into balls (about 1.5 tbsp dough) and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Top with more candy and chocolate chips if needed.
Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 9 - 10 min.12. Out of the oven. They will look plumpy and undone. Use a spatula or the back of a spoon and press it down.13. Now they look like cookies. :). Allow to cool for 10 minutes and then move to wire rack to cool longer.