I have been baking cookies since I was eight. It all started with my Easy Bake Oven, and I just like that, was hooked. I was begging my mom to let me make chocolate chip cookies in a proper oven by age 13. So, it is safe to say that I know cookies. Over twenty years of making them makes me an expert.
After baking a great tasting batch of peanut butter cookies, I had a thought about adding chocolate and peanut butter together in a single cooking. I didn’t want it to be a blossom though. Blossoms are peanut butter cookies with a chocolate kiss in the center. I wanted to have something different, and a little healthier. I mean it is still a cookie, but this version is just a little bit healthier.
By only using one stick of butter and using mostly oats, I cut down on the fat and added more fiber… and we all need a little more fiber in our diets. This makes for huge cookies. One of these is like eating two regular sized cookies. I call them monster cookies because of the size, but you could go the extra mile and add little candy eyes to the cookies when they are cooling to make them into real monsters for your little monsters.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned or quick oats
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup mini M&M's
- 1 pkg Wilton Candy Eyes optional
Pre-heat oven to 350˚F.
In large bowl cream together your sugar and butter until fluffy.
Mix in your egg and vanilla until combined.
Mix in your peanut butter until smooth.
Add in your flour, baking soda and cornstarch and mix until combined.
With spatula, fold in your oats, chocolate chips and M&M's.
By heaping tablespoon (about 1 1/2 per cookie) place dough onto cookie sheet. Flatten just a little, these don’t spread a lot.
Bake for 13-15 minutes or until slightly golden on top.
Remove from oven and gently press candy eyes onto warm cookies, if you are using them to make them even more like like little monster.
Let cool on pan for about 5 minutes then transfer to cooling wrack to cool completely.