Monster Cookies

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


About a month ago my new sweet, sweet, blog friend, Amanda of I am Baker sent out a call for Desserts for the Deserving.  I was intrigued.  I read on about how bloggers and other kind folks could volunteer to make and send a dessert of their choice to someone who needs a little pep in their step, someone who is going through a hard time and needs a smile.  I thought to myself, "Hells yah.  I can use my baking skills to actually do something good besides make my waistline grow."  I volunteered and two weeks ago shipped out my favorite Monster Cookies to Jonathan in Texas who needed a smile.  

I hope these Monster Cookies did the trick. They sure make me smile every time I eat them.  Thank you Amanda, Rebecca and Shanna for letting me be apart of the Desserts for the Deserving Movement!  I can't wait to do it again next year : ) 
Start by adding eggs to a large bowl
Give them a good stir
Add brown sugar
White sugar
Baking soda
Vanilla
Corn syrup--this is the key to the chewy goodness
Butter
And creamy delicious peanut butter
Stir it up real good until it is combined.
Add oats
Mini M&Ms
And Reese's Pieces
Stir again.  This time it is a little more difficult but, hey you are working off the calories you will consume in the 15 cookies you make.  Also, I do have to say, there is not any flour in these babies--which basically makes these healthy....basically.
Using a large cookie scoop, scoop out the dough and place on a baking sheet.  I also used a silpat on one of the baking sheets and found it is 100% unnecessary. Just an FYI.  Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until the edges just start to turn golden brown.
Take a peek over the couch when the cookies are in the oven to see this.  All together now "awwwwww..." I know, it kills me.
There they are.  Just golden brown around the edges but still kinda doughy in the middle.  Let them set for a minute or two before transferring to a cooling rack.
Oh come on, you knew I had to taste them before I sent them off.
These cookies are to die for.
See that little nugget of melted Reese's Pieces heaven, yeah, it can be yours.  Make these cookies.
All ready to ship off.  Hope you enjoyed them Jonathan. : )

Monster Cookies:

3 eggs
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon corn syrup
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup peanut butter
4 1/2 cup rolled oats
1 12 oz bag Mini M&Ms
1 cup Reese's Pieces

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Start by adding the eggs to a large bowl.  Beat the eggs.  Add the brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla, corn syrup, baking soda, butter and peanut butter.  Stir to combine.

Add the rolled oats, Mini M&Ms and Reese's Pieces.  Stir to combine--it will be difficult to stir but wooorth it :)

Using a cookie scoop, or two spoons, add the dough to a baking sheet (no need to spray/use a silpat).  Make sure to give them a little room as they do spread.  Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown.

Let the cookies set on the cookie sheet for a few minutes after baking before moving to a cooling rack.

Enjoy!

Recipe found by my dear friend Heather here: Monster Cookies IV

17 comments :

  1. That picture kills me too!!! Love it. And these cookies... well. I am sorta at a loss for words. AHmazing! I want!

    Thanks for your huge heart and your generous spirit. You are the best!

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    1. Ha, I know, it is just too much. I bet your kiddos would love these as well. I think you need to make them...it would only be right : ) Thank you so much for including me in Desserts for the Deserving. It was an honor.

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    1. Mal--they sure are! Freeze wonderfully as well so make a big batch, enjoy and put the rest in the freezer for later : )

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  3. Jonathan sure enjoyed the cookies! He offered me one and when I went to grab another one, I got a look! hahaha. Thank you so much for taking time to make and send these cookies. He was surprised and really loved it!

    Elina & Jonathan

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    1. Hi Elina and Jonathan! I'm so happy you enjoyed the cookies! Did they make it to you in one piece? I hope so, it was my first time shipping cookies so I sent them with lots of love and fingers crossed.

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    2. They made it in one piece (about 2 days after you sent them off) and trust me, even if they wouldn't have, they would have still be gone in the matter of hours. I'm glad I got to taste it because Jonathan really loved these. I'll have to make my own attempt at baking these!
      Thank you!

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    3. Great to hear! That makes me happy you liked them so much! Beware this recipe makes a ton--they freeze well though so you can always put the left overs (if there are any) in the freezer for later :)

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  4. Monster cookies are some of my all-time favorites! These look amazing!

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    1. Thanks Jessica, you will have to try these out. They are my absolute favorite as well!

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  5. Man, those look gooooood. And for a great cause!

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    1. Hi Dorothy! They are good! And it was fun making them for Dessert for the Deserving!

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  6. These look amazing. And I love that you don't use any flour. Best part- you get yummy M&M's and Reese Pieces all in one cookie!!

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    1. Hi Marci! Oh they are good! M&M's and Reece's Pieces in one cookie...try every bite! : ) For real, these things are packed of candy coated goodness!!

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  7. My Mom makes Monster Cookies, but these are entirely different, can't wait to try them!! On a side note, is your SilPat brand new?? Mine got ugly the 2nd time I used it, how do you clean yours??

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