Monster Cookies- Cookie Monster Style
This weekend I went over to my friend, Alexis’ house and we baked some monster cookies together. I’ve been wanting to do a video with Alexis for a while now- she makes even the simplest things taste good. In fact, the sugar cookie recipe I used in one of my videos was introduced to me by her. She’s a bit camera-shy, but don’t let that deceive you. Whenever it is someone’s birthday, Alexis always likes to bring them something special. I remember her bringing a rainbow cake once to school for a friend’s birthday. Alexis is not only a fantastic baker, she’s got a heart of gold and is very helpful. She always shares her American candy with everyone. I don’t think I’d do that.
These cookies are full of different colours and they are so creative! There hundreds of cookies out there- so why not create an amalgamation? These are a blend of peanut butter, M&M, chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies. They are soft, buttery and super delicious. I’ve never used peanut butter chips in a cookie and I had some lying around at home and didn’t know what to do with them- so we decided to use them in this video. I loved how they added a burst of saltiness to each bite.
I don’t think anyone wouldn’t like these. Unless you’re allergic to nuts. In that case, don’t add
peanut butter and something else like a chocolate spread. I’d say add Nutella but that has nuts too. Regardless, you can put just about anything into these cookies- we also thought of chopping up Oreo cookies and adding them. You could also do caramel bits. Don’t go too overboard though. Remember to bake the cookies for ONLY 9-10 minutes- they may look underdone, but that’s okay as they will harden as they cool. The last thing you want is a cookie that snaps your braces. Trust me, I’ve done that. My sister was the unfortunate victim. Not going happening again.
I found this recipe on Mrs. Schwartz’s Kitchen, and I also went to Sally’s Baking Addiction. The recipe on both sites was more or less the same, and I’m not sure who the original author is. But I (and I’m sure Alexis does too!) certainly recommend this recipe. The Cookie Monster would definitely approve.
- 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup softened, unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup peanut butter (chunky, smooth, your choice)
- 1 whole egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (I said oatmeal in the video. I mean the oats before you make ’em into oatmeal)
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup M&M’s
- 1/4 cup peanut butter chips (use chunks of peanuts if you don’t have the chips)
- Preheat the oven to 350 F or 180 C and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking soda.
- In another bowl, cream together the butter and sugars.
- Add in the peanut butter, vanilla and egg and mix until well-blended.
- Dump in the flour in three batches and mix after each addition so that it doesn’t explode and cover your face.
- Fold in the oats, chips, M&M’s and any other bits and pieces you may want to add.
- Place 2 tbsp sized balls onto the cookie sheet, spread around 2 inches apart. If your dough is too soft to work with, refrigerate for 30 min.
- Bake for 9-10 minutes, the cookies will appear underdone, but they aren’t. Just trust me. Then let them cool for 10 minutes in the sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Or just eat them warm like you should 🙂