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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Monster Cookies!

These are a fun cookie - great when you want something in between a cookie and granola bar.  My kids and husband love them!  They're not perfect for everyone, as they do have oats, oat flour and peanuts - but, if you're OK with wheat-free oats & peanuts, then these are a great treat. I add in a bit of brown rice krispies, too, for an extra crunch.  I also made some adjustments to lower the sugar content in these compared with regular monster cookie recipes I've seen around. Enjoy!
Freshly baked monster cookies - ready to eat!

Monster Cookies!

Preheat oven to 350F.  Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Makes ~36

In a mixer, beat just until thoroughly combined:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 eggs
1/4 cup applesauce
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup oat flour
1 1/2 cup whole oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 - 2 cups crunchy peanut butter

Add in, mixing briefly:
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup brown rice krispies
1/3 - 1/2 cup shredded coconut (optional)
1/3 - 1/2 cup mini reese's pieces (optional)

Scoop out heaping 1 Tbsp scoops onto the pan.  Top each cookie with 3-4 M&Ms or a few extra chocolate chips.
Topped with 3-4 M&Ms before baking by my 3 year old. 

Bake at 350F ~12-15 minutes, less time for a light brown cookie, longer for a crispier cookie.  Let rest a few minutes on the cookie sheet before removing to wire rack to cool.  You can freeze any leftovers to enjoy later! Enjoy! 

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