My dream cookie is a nice, hearty fat chewy cookie with lots of stuff in it that isn’t too sweet. I have mastered that cookie with these Monster Cookies. These cookies have lots of M&Ms and white chocolate chips as well as oatmeal. I go light on the sugar so a lot of the sweetness comes from the candy and chips.
I call them Monster Cookies after a recipe in a cookbook written by the mother of a friend of my sister called North Country Cabin Cooking. Mine are slightly different. The original recipe has peanut butter and no flour. Mine skips the peanut butter but adds flour. I also make them BIG! The final cookies measured between three and four inches in diameter. My 11 year old and I had a lot of fun making them last night and even used them as inspiration to learn more about circumference, diameter, and all things circle related.
1 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup white flour
1 cup wheat flour
2 cups oatmeal (instant is fine)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup milk
1 cup M&Ms
1 cup white chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. Cream butter and sugar.
3. Add eggs and vanilla.
4. Add the dry ingredients gradually. You may want to mix them together in a separate bowl and add them in from there.
5. Add the milk.
6. If you’re using a mixer, you should stop now and take out a nice wooden spoon and use that to add your M&Ms and chips.
7. Drop by rounded tablespoon (if you want big cookies) on a baking sheet with parchment paper.
8. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
If you’re making smaller cookies, adjust the time accordingly.
I wish I could tell you what to adjust if you want to add peanut butter. Maybe less butter? More flour or oats? I honestly don’t know. Maybe one of you baking gurus can leave a comment.
I believe my brother makes these with a little cinnamon. It would be a nice touch. You can add any type of chips you like. They’re great for lunch boxes, great with coffee, tea, midnight snack.