Monster Cookies

These Monster Cookies are soft and filled with peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, and M&Ms. After searching for the perfect Monster Cookie recipe and not finding one, I came up with my own! Monster Cookies - these soft cookies are filled with peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, and M&Ms. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comI’m a huge fan of all things Monster. Monster Cookie Dough Dip and Monster Magic Cookie Bars are a couple of my favorites. I’ve been craving Monster Cookies for a while but after browsing Pinterest I didn’t find any that I really wanted to try so I thought I would develop my ownI knew what I wanted in a Monster Cookie. I wanted a soft cookie packed with peanut butter flavor, chocolate chips, M&Ms, and oats. I learned from my Oatmeal Raisin Cookies that less oats actually makes for a chewier cookie. Although I have had several fails, this my friends…was a success. Monster Cookies - these soft cookies are filled with peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, and M&Ms. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comMonster Cookies - these soft cookies are filled with peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, and M&Ms. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comI like to hand place some M&Ms on top after I’ve rolled balls of dough to bake. It gives you more control of what the final cookies look like and gives them a more polished look.Monster Cookies - these soft cookies are filled with peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, and M&Ms. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com I used old fashioned oats because I love the texture of them.

Monster Cookies - these soft cookies are filled with peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, and M&Ms. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Monster Cookies - these soft cookies are filled with peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, and M&Ms. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comMonster Cookies - these soft cookies are filled with peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, and M&Ms. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comThe middles are soft and full of bursts of peanut butter, chocolate chips, and M&Ms.

Monster Cookies

Yield: Makes around 30 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, slightly softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (use crunchy if you like nuts)
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup M&Ms

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, and peanut butter.
  4. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix well until creamy.
  5. Slowly add the flour mixture until incorporated. Mix in the oats.
  6. Stir in the peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, and M&Ms. You can use a mixer (if you're lazy like me) or stir in by hand. Stirring in by hand makes sure that the M&Ms don't break.
  7. Place balls of dough, around 1 1/2 Tablespoons each, on the parchment sheet. You can hand place extra M&Ms on top, pressing slightly in, to give the cookies a professional look.
  8. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Make sure not to overbake. The cookies will not be brown and will continue to cook as they cool on the pan.
  9. Store in an airtight container. Makes around 2 1/2 dozen.

Notes

Source: The Girl Who Ate Everything

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