It's been a crazy couple of months, but I've finally go a second to share this one! For Valentine's day I baked an excessive amount of red, pink, and chocolate treats (feeding others is my love language)! I came up with this recipe for Monster cookies when I originally set out to make a batch of chocolate chip and M&M cookie bars and realized halfway in that I did not have all the ingredients (like enough flour) that I needed. So I adapted an oatmeal cookie recipe I had and whipped up a batch of these. I've made them several times since and they've been a big hit. They have peanut butter in them, which I think almost makes them a protein bar and therefore they should count as breakfast! Actually, I ate these for breakfast last week!
2/3 cup Granulated sugar
2/3 cup Brown sugar (packed––like you're making a sandcastle)
1 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Butter (softened) (I use Land O Lakes Salted Butter)
1/2 cup Peanut butter (I use creamy, but you could experiment with chunky)
1 tsp Vanilla
3 cups Oatmeal (I use Quaker Old Fashion Oats)
1 cup Flour
3/4 cup Chocolate chips
3/4 cup M&Ms (I actually used vintage teacups to measure out the chocolate chips and M&Ms, but it should be about 3/4 cup each)
Combine all ingredients except for the oatmeal, flour, chocolate chips, and M&Ms in a mixer and mix on a medium speed until thoroughly combined. Add in oatmeal and flour, continuing to mix on medium speed. Stir in chocolate chips and M&Ms. Roll into 2-inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 10 minutes. Cookies should be lightly brown and soft (and delicious)!
That's it! They're relatively easy and you only have to clean one bowl when you're done! Hope y'all enjoy these Monster(cookie)s as much as my friends, family, and I have!