Saturday, June 13, 2009

Monster Cookies

Many many years ago, my cousin introduced me to monster cookies. They were extremely addictive and I remember getting the recipe from her and trying to make them myself. They didn't taste as good though. Ten plus years later, I've attempted monster cookies again! It seems as though all the monster cookie recipes out there are basically the same, but some use flour and some don't. For the add ins, I chose M&M's and Skor/toffee bits. On the topic of M&M's, they are one of my most favourite things to have in a cookie but I don't really like them on their own - Smarties are much better. Anyway, so you can add whatever you want to these - chocolate chips, dried fruit, etc. I made two batches, one with Skor bits and one without, and while the ones with the Skor bits were really sweet because the Skor bits melted into the cookie, they were the superior batch. You take a bite and think oh it's so sweet! Thinking you don't want more. But then you have another bite, and another. I ate a lot of them and then had to give the rest away.

Abby think she owns our computer chair - well, she thinks she owns everything!

If this sounds good, you might also like:
Double Chocolate Coconut Cookies
Peanut Butter Squares with Milk Chocolate and Oats
Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters
Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Monster Cookies
Adapted from Paula Deen

Makes 3 dozen

3 eggs
1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
12 ounces creamy peanut butter
1 stick butter, softened
2 cups M&M's
1 cup Skor/toffee bits
2 tsp baking soda
4 1/2 cups quick cooking oats (not instant)
1/2 cup flour

Preheat the oven to 350F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats.

In a very large mixing bowl, combine the eggs and sugars. Mix well. Add the salt, vanilla, peanut butter, and butter. Mix well. Stir in the M&M's, Skor/toffee bits, baking soda, oats, and flour. Drop by tablespoons 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Do not overbake. Let stand for about 3 minutes before transferring towire racks to cool.


Steph said...

Those look delicious with the perfect texture. I love smarties too! I think they're better than M & Ms, which kind of have a weird taste.. like those chocolates in those Christmas calendars.

Hannah said...

Mm, what fantastic cookies, jam-packed with goodies! The more mix ins, the better. :)

Pearl said...

paula deen has major cookies!

Dana said...

After I had my second child - and was starving all the time from breastfeeding - my neighbor brought me over a batch of these. They were gigantic and housed every kind of cookie mix-in under the sun. Usually, I like my cookies a little more sedate, but I inhaled six of them a day until they were gone and then begged for more. Ah, memories. :)

Snooky doodle said...

oh these look delicious! yumm i like the ones with m&m best bust be addictive

Ricki said...

Smarties win hands down! But I'm sure whatever you put in those cookies, they'd be delicious. And that Abby is such a character!

Pam Walter said...

Abby does own everything and you're her staff.

Helene said...

They look so addictive. Great recipe.

the twins said...

those look so good, thanks for the recipe! i'm going to have to bake some soon. are smarties in canada chocolate candies? because in the us smarties are sour candies and i don't know how that would be in a cookie.

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

Two of my favorite things, cookies and cats!

Anonymous said...

I've never had skors. They sounds yummy.

Abby is gorgeous! She and Miss Dottie would definitely not get along--Miss Dottie also thinks she owns everything. lol

eatme_delicious said...

the twins: Yea Smarties in Canada are chocolates like M&M's, not sour candies. =)

Grace said...

skor bars RULE. they're so good, and i'm sure the bits took this great cookie to an even higher level of deliciousness. fantastic cookies!

Anonymous said...

honestly, i've never had a skor bar before.

but smarties rock my socks off. i used to eat them all the time when i lived in toronto

The Duo Dishes said...

Skors are so good just by themselves. They've definitely been eaten in abundance.

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

Anytime you have the words Monster and Cookie in the title has to be great!! Looks incredible!

Vegetation said...

Yu-um! They look fabulous!!! (Hi Abby! *waves*)

Patricia Scarpin said...

They look so good! Gotta try this recipe soon.

Renai said...

Baking some right now! My boyfriend usually tries to eat all of what I bake, but I think some of these might have to come to work... Thanks for the recipe!

Martha said...

Paula's recipe for monster cookies has been in my stack of wanna try cookie recipes for months! They look so delicious. Can't wait to try them for myself.

Anonymous said...

i baked these today and they are amazing!!! the recipe made just over 6 dozen for me and they are a good sized cookie too. careful not to eat too many at once though