the baker upstairs: giant monster cookies

12.01.2014

giant monster cookies

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So… if you like cookies that have pretty much everything but the kitchen sink in them, these ones are for you! These giant monster cookies are soft oatmeal peanut butter cookies with M&M's, chocolate chips, and coconut mixed in. What's not to love, right? They're perfect with a big glass of cold milk as an after-school snack or afternoon pick-me-up (both of which seem to be heavily in demand at my house). These cookies are really fun because you really can throw in whatever you like: dried fruit, nuts, any kind of baking chips… the possibilities are endless! My kids loved the M&M's in these cookies are were really excited that I let them mix cookies and candy together. :)


Giant Monster Cookies

12 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 egg + 1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
3/4 cup M&M's
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup shredded coconut

Preheat the oven to 350 and line two baking sheets with parchment or spray with cooking spray. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter, brown sugar, and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the peanut butter, egg, egg yolk, and vanilla, and mix until smooth. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, and oats, and mix until combined. Fold in the M&M's, chocolate chips, and coconut. Scoop into golf ball-sized balls and space 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake 9-11 minutes, or until very lightly brown on the bottom. Let cool on the baking sheet before removing to cooling rack. Enjoy!

adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything

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