I live an exciting life people. If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that my Friday night was craayyyyy-zyyyyyy!
I have 2 midterms this week so my Friday night was spent studying while watching a House Hunters marathon. And then I baked these cookies to give myself a break for a bit (and also to redeem myself a little bit with Josh. Pretty sure that was not how he saw his weekend panning out).
Luckily, I got lots done. Everyone found their dream house. And the cookies were delicious.
These Monster Cookies were based off the chocolate chip peanut butter oatmeal cookies I made a while back. Except with more oats and chips. And don’t worry, I’m not one of those sick people that puts raisins in Monster cookies. Maybe when I’m an 80 year old grandma I’ll make my grandkids eat raisins in their cookies. But not now.
Instead, I’ll load them with dark chocolate, butterscotch chips and peanut M&Ms for good measure. It was a Friday after all.
And now today is Monday, so I think I’m going to go eat another cookie and watch some more House Hunters while I study.
PS – I know it’s The Bachelor finale tonight. I have late class so I have to miss it. Please don’t spoil it for me! Team Catherine all the way
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15-16 minutes
Ingredients (30 cookies)
- 3/4 c all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 c rolled oats
- 1/2 t baking soda
- 1/4 t salt
- 8 T unsalted butter
- 6 T creamy peanut butter
- 1 c brown sugar
- 1/2 c granulated sugar
- 1 egg + 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 c chocolate chips
- 1/2 c butterscotch chips
- 1/2 c M&Ms (I used peanut)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Add butter and peanut butter to a microwave safe bowl, and heat in 30 second increments until melted. Let cool completely.
Mix the flour, oats, salt and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the cooled butter/peanut butter and sugars until they are combined.
Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and stir until mixed.
Gradually add dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms
Fold in chips and candies.
Use a cookie scoop (or form ping pong size balls by hand) and place dough on a cookie sheet covered in parchment, 2-3 inches apart
Bake 15-16 minutes (they will not look done yet, but take them out, trust me!)
Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet