As I approach the one year mark of the launch of Just a Taste, I realize many of you may not have seen some of the earliest recipes – including the recipes that were the original inspiration behind the site. There are unbeatable favorites like Noni’s Baby Back Ribs, Hungarian “Little Guys,” Curry Crab Dip, and my ultimate quick and easy dessert recipe for Monster Cookies.
I’m sharing the Monster Cookies recipe with you again because it is undoubtedly my go-to recipe for irresistibly addicting flavor (and because I just baked 8 dozen of them, yes they are that good!). These chocolate, oatmeal and peanut butter-packed cookies are gone before the last batch is even out of the oven. Just one taste and I guarantee you’ll be hooked!
Yield: 2-3 dozen
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup butter (1 stick), at room temperature
1 1/2 cups peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
1 Tablespoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 1/2 cups oats
1 cup mini M&Ms
1 cup mini-chocolate chips
Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the white sugar, brown sugar and butter.
Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and then beat in the peanut butter, vanilla, baking soda and salt until well combined.
Add the the oats and mix until incorporated, and then add the mini M&Ms and mini-chocolate chips.
Scoop 2-to 3-tablespoon mounds of the dough onto a parchment paper- or Silpat-lined cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a rack to cool.