Monster cookies. Beware, I am about to reveal some of my dizzy personality. I didn’t really think about what the monster in Monster Cookie means. So when I cut the recipe down to one third the original, I was expecting to get a dozen cookies instead of three dozen. Well, this is only the case if you make the cookies monster sized.
Since I made normally sized cookies, I got 27. So much for reducing the number of cookies! Luckily I was able to pawn them off on my neighbor, so I only ended up eating half a dozen of them. If you’ve got leftover Halloween candy, this is a great way to use it up.
I wanted super charged peanut butter-chocolate cookies, but you could use pretty much any candy bars you like.
You can find this recipe all over the place in different variations – I got the original from my friend Adrianna, then cut it down to one third and swapped out some ingredients. The recipe below is my version.
1 egg 1/3 c. + 2 tbsp. packed brown sugar 1/3 c. granulated sugar 1/8 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 c. creamy peanut butter 2-2/3 tbsp. butter (you can just use 3 tbsp if you want!) 1/3 c. Reese’s Pieces 5 Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, chopped 1/4 c. chocolate chips 2/3 tsp. baking soda 1-1/2 c. quick-cooking oatmeal
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment or non-stick cooking mats (such as Silpats).
Beat together the eggs and sugars until totally combined. Add the salt, vanilla, peanut butter, and butter; mix well.
Gently stir in the remaining ingredients until just combined.
Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until just set. Do not overbake! Let cool on the cookie sheet for several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
If you make them very large, you’ll get a dozen, if you go smaller, you’ll get two dozen…it’s all up to you! For the record, if you drop by “one tablespoonful”, you’re gonna get more than a dozen. Trust me on that one. These cookies are a delicious treat and will make you super popular in the office or amongst your kids’ friends. In short, Monster Cookies will make all your wildest dreams come true!
If you’re not catching that reference to Napoleon Dynamite, then I don’t know if there’s anything more I can do to help you. Maybe just eat some Monster Cookies and watch the movie so you know what I’m talking about.