Thursday, October 18, 2012

Monster Cookies.


 I am sure most of you have heard of these cookies, but if you haven't... you're welcome in advance. I first was introduced to them by my college roommate, who said she was making "monster cookies." I, being an embarrassingly picky eater, asked what kind of cookie that was. She said "it's like, everything." And she was right.

Fast forward a few years ago to this last Spring, when I coerced the baker of the household [Lindy] to make them. Again, amazing.

So now I live in San Francisco and am *slowly but surely* learning my way around the kitchen. Tim always imagined when we lived together, we would "cook a lot" and it would "be like the movies" with "flour everywhere." So, we try to cook or bake something together at least once every other week. And this weekend, it was the miracle that is monster cookies. In short, they are "m&m, chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal cookies." Here is how you do it: 


MONSTER COOKIES: 
Makes about 36 cookies, 30 if you eat an abnormal amount of the dough.

INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 cups Peanut Butter [aka most of a 16 oz. jar]
1 stick Butter, softened 
1 cup Granulated White Sugar
1 cup Packed Brown Sugar
3 Eggs
1 tbsp. Vanilla Extract 
4 1/2 cups Quick Cooking Oats
2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 cup M&M Candies

DIRECTIONS:
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 °F & spray cookie sheets with non-stick spray. 
2. Combine the Peanut Butter, softened Butter, Brown Sugar, and White Sugar in a large mixing bowl. Use a mixer [KitchenAid if you're fancy, or a hand mixer is what I use] and mix until it is a delicious butter-sugar paste. 
3. With the mixer still running, add in the Eggs and Vanilla.
4. With the mixer still running, add in the Oats and the Baking Soda. Mix until well combined. 
5. Turn off that electric mixer! By hand, stir in the Chocolate Chips and M&M's. Try not to eat too many beforehand or the some cookies will end up with none and that will be heartbreaking for those cookies.
6. Drop heaping spoonfuls onto the cookie sheets.
7. Bake 10-12 minutes but *DO NOT OVERBAKE!!!* They will be gooey at first, this is good. 
8. Let them harden slightly on the cookie sheet before transferring to wire cooling rack.
9. ENJOY.


These are seriously the best things, ever. I sent Tim into work with as many as he could carry each day so that we didn't turn into Cookie Monsters [get it?] by the weekend. I think I am very popular at his office now. At least, I imagine so. 

Also, I am literally eating the last one as we speak. Or, as I type. Depending on when you read this. 

Let me know if you have any questions in the comments- and ALSO if you liked this little baking segment. I am cooking more and more, and if there is interest, I'd love to feature all of my successes [and disasters] in the kitchen! 

Happy Thursday! 

16 comments:

  1. These look amazing! I would love to see what you are cooking in the kitchen :)

    xo
    Amy
    itwasloveat.blogspot.com

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    1. Consider it done :) Gives me an excuse to try many new recipes!

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  2. I would also love to see more of this cooking stuff from you! I can't wait to make these cookies!

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    1. Yummmm! Tell me how they turn out!

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  4. Mmmm, they sell those at Target fresh from their bakeries. DELICIOUS!! Thanks for the recipe!

    Michelle
    <a href="http://fierceandfashionable.wordpress.com>Fierce & Fashionable</a>

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  5. Omg -- me want now!! You can't show a pregnant woman photos of delicious amazing chocolatey goodness without sparking a craving. My favorite cookies from the COOP were peanutbutter chip, chocolate chip, oatmeal cookies which are like the most amazing things ever -- but this with the m&m's takes it to a whole new level. Yum!

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    1. Hehehe... well most importantly, CONGRATS on the new addition!!

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  6. Yeah, I made these today also. SO GOOD! (though I had to translate some of the ingredients from American to Australian)
    http://dmlhk.tumblr.com/post/33883346331/today-i-baked-deliciously-distracting

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    1. OOH! I am glad you tried them! Yum, yum!

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  7. Mine are in the oven right now. A certain little 6 year old was going to help me, but she was way too busy playing. She does, however plan to help with the eating of them!

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    1. Awww! Wish I could be there. Helping *or* playing!

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  8. These look delicious! If only I had m&m's :(

    x Cammie

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    1. They do sort of "make" the cookie :)

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Thank you for reading! xoKelli