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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Monster Cookies

I am always watching for new recipes to try. Many food products include a recipe on the label mainly are a marketing ploy to get you to buy their product. If you like the recipe then chances are very good you will buy their product again. The Monster Cookie recipe was printed on the inside of a Grassland Butter carton. Had I not been paying attention I would have missed it!

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What I found interesting about this cookie recipe is there was no flour. I thought it might be a typo but decided to try them anyway. I modified the recipe to make a half batch as well as changing weights into cups. This ended up being a wise decision as the half batch made 5 dozen cookies!

The cookies came out quite lovely! I think they are ideal for gift giving. I used the and if you are in Canada you can substitute the M&M®s with Holiday Mix M&M®Smarties®. For those outside of Canada Smarties® are candy coated milk chocolate candies very similar to M&M®s. I do think this recipe could easily be adapted to a gift in the jar if you don't have time to bake.

Monster Cookies
source: modified from Grassland Butter carton

3 eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
½c butter
1¼c brown sugar
1 c granulated sugar
1½ c peanut butter
4½c oatmeal
½ c chocolate chips
½c M&M candies

Place the first 6 ingredients into the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on medium until well mixed. Mix in the oatmeal. Remove bowl from stand mixer. Stir in the chocolate chips and candies. Drop teaspoon size portions on Silpat® lined cookie sheet. Bake on convection at 163ºC/325ºF [normal bake - 180ºC/350ºF] until golden brown.

4 food lovers commented:

Gladys Kock said...

The ingredients for monster cookies is easily can be hunt down and when going through, the steps are rather simple to follow, making this recipe not intimidating at all. Thanks for sharing, might want to try this out knowing that my daughter will definitely like it! She's a sweet tooth.

A Year on the Grill said...

a wonderful recipe... That's a lot of cookies!

Anonymous said...

Did you truly use a teaspoon-size amount for the cookie dough? It does not seem big enough.

Garden Gnome said...

Hi Anonymous, yes I use a teaspoon size.