Monster Cookies

26 Jan

These are my favorite cookies on this earth. I started making them while I was in high school. I played basketball and every game we would do ‘team gifts’ and of course I usually baked something for the girls. I discovered these cookies in an old, small town Minnesota cookbook that my mom had.

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I have made them for pretty much everyone I know because I want everyone to experience how good they are. One of the people that shares my love for them is my coworker Erica. She fell in love the very first time I brought them to work. Tonight we went to yoga so I thought I would surprise her and bring her a plate.

They combine all your favorite flavors in a cookie: oats, peanut butter, chocolate chips and M&Ms. Can I get an Amen?

Here is a picture of all the items you’ll need.

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The recipe I have for monster cookies is very brief on the directions. It says to beat the eggs and then add the rest of the ingredients. I ended up making my own instructions for them and stuck to the standard way of making any cookie which is to blend all the wet ingredients and then stirred in all of the dry ingredients. So here is my way of making them:

Start by beating the eggs, then add in the butter and sugars and beat until combined.

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Add the vanilla, syrup and mix. Finally add the peanut butter and beat one last time. The result should look like this:

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Next stir in the flour and then the oats.

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And finally add the chocolate chips and m&ms. M&Ms make these cookies because they come in different colors throughout the year. I’ve seen Valentines, Fall and Christmas colors. So it’s fun to make them with whatever holiday is coming up. If all else fails just use the regular colored ones (which will look like the picture at the top).
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I would suggest refrigerating them for a little bit because it is easier to roll out the dough but you can definitely make them right away if need be, it’s up to you! This time I refrigerated them for about 30 minutes.
Roll them into balls about 2 inches wide.
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Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. NOTE: these cookies should NOT be over baked. They are meant to be under baked, they taste WAY better that way. They continue to bake on the cookie sheet once you take them out of the oven.
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Let them cool for at least 15 minutes.
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INGREDIENTS:
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. white syrup
1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. baking soda
1/3 cup flour
4 1/2 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup M&M candies
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Directions:
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
2. Beat the eggs and then add the brown and white sugars and softened butter, beat until just combined.
3. Pour in the syrup, vanilla and peanut butter and beat one last time.
4. Stir in the flour and then the oats.
5. Finally stir in the chocolate chips and M&Ms.
6. Roll into 2-inch balls and bake for 8-10 minutes. NOTE: If you are cooking them frozen add a few minutes onto the baking time depending on how frozen they are.
DO NOT OVER BAKE!
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Enjoy!!
Love, Lindsi
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3 Responses to “Monster Cookies”

  1. saramarielouise January 31, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

    My recipe for Monster Cookies is the same way – NO directions! Ha ha it was frustrating until I realized with these cookies you can do whatever you want! I’ve never thought to just do the same with dry all together and then wet all together (even though yeah, every other cookie is like that ha ha) so this was very informative!! 🙂 Love your blog…you are doing a great job!

  2. brittbrennan February 2, 2013 at 2:06 am #

    best cookies ever! Thanks for sharing! We need to add a section on blogs we follow. Love it! xoxo

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