Yes, I put the word “Monster” in quotation marks.
Why, you ask?
Because evidently “real” monster cookies do not have flour in them.
According to some cranky ladies in cyberspace, anyway.
Not that I’d know anything about that.
It’s probably better if you don’t ask.
I made these to take to a Super Bowl party yesterday.
The girl and I were craving “real” monster cookies,
so I compiled a few different recipes and came up with these.
They turned out perfectly chewy and a little crispy.
They went over really well at the party.
Even if they aren’t “real” monster cookies.
Chewy Oatmeal “Monster” Cookies
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 T Vanilla
1 tsp salt
1 cup AP flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups oats
2 cups crispy rice cereal
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet chips, but you should do what’s in your heart)
1 cup m&m’s
Cream together butter, peanut butter and sugars. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, oats, cereal, baking soda and baking powder. Slowly add to creamed mixture; mix until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips and m&m’s. Bake at 375° for 13 minutes, or until golden brown. Cookies may look slightly underdone, but don’t worry; that’s what makes them chewy!