Monster Cookies!

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I’m still at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah!

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I’m out here with my family, and we absolutely LOVE to ski.

And let me tell ya, you work up aย bigย appetite when you’re out there shredding for six hours.

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So one thing I like to do is make up a large batch of these monster cookies on the first day, because they’re a delicious and convenient snack that is full of protein and fiber and fruit. They’reย alllllmost goodย for you! haha

But they’re definitely a great ski snack!

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Unfortunately, these are not Specific Carb Diet friendly, or Paleo, because they have sugar and oats in them, but they are gluten free!

My family absolutely devoured them. By day four, they were gone!

Talk about a crowd pleaser.

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Here’s what you need: (Makes 24 LARGE cookies)

3 eggs (Vegan option: 3 flax/chia eggs, or 2 mashed bananas)
1 1/4 cups brown sugar, packed
1 cup white sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
1/4 Tbsp corn syrup
2 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 stick softened butter
1 1/2 cups peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
4 1/2 cups certified gluten free oats
1 1/2 cups raisins
7 oz (1/2 a bag) sweetened shredded coconut
1/4 – 1/3 cup salted sunflower seeds

Optional:
1 cup m&m’s
or
1 cup chocolate chips

TOOLS:
2 baking sheets
parchment paper
extra large mixing bowl
big mixing spoon or fork
ice cream scoop

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the ingredients together in the given order in the largest bowl you have. The batter will be thick and sticky. Use an ice cream scoop, and scoop 6 cookies on each parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 13 minutes.ย DO NOT OVERBAKE. You’ll think they’re really underdone, but they’re not. They’ll firm up and beย perfect. Makes 24 cookies.

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I am officially the best sister ever, making these for my brothers and family. ๐Ÿ™‚ Even though I couldn’t eat them, it gave me so much joy to whip these up for the people I love. They used to be my all-time favorite cookie.

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These are seriously the best cookie on the face of this earth. I know, I know…that’s quite a statement. But it is the absolute truth.

First of all, they’re SO moist and chewy. Something magical happens in the center of these bad boys. The butter, peanut butter and sugar create this caramel-like gooeyness in the center. — That ooey gooey goodness can only be achieved by slightly under baking them ๐Ÿ™‚

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The raisins are sticky and chewy and have an intense sweetness that is complimented perfectly by the salty sunflower seeds. And the coconut becomes all toasty in the oven and gives the cookie a decadent texture and flavor.

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Finally, I think it goes without saying, but peanut butter is the food of the gods. Seriously. I mean, there’s even a restaurant in NYC, Peanut Butter and Co., that is dedicated to it. They even sell their specialty peanut butter online….White Chocolate Wonderful or Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter, or Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter anyone? My is was the Pumpkin Spice peanut butter! Anyone? Just trust me, the peanut butter is the star of the show in this cookie.

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And I don’t think it’s possible to describe how good the kitchen smells when these cookies are baking: peanut butter, sugar and toasted coconut? Yankee Candle wishes it could replicate this heavenly smell.

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Do yourself a favor:ย make these cookies. Freeze half for later, give half away….or not. Just try and get them into the oven without eating al the cookie dough first. I may or may not have lost a few would-be cookies to batter snatchers ๐Ÿ˜‰

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69 thoughts on “Monster Cookies!

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  1. Mmmmm these sound and look delicious! Isn’t a wonderful thing to make something that everyone loves, and you know it because they all get devoured ๐Ÿ˜‰ I make a version but it doesn’t have the regular sugar, or peanut butter, and I add cranberries as well as the raisins. Great, thanks, now I want oatmeal cookies hahaha. I was thinking about you today, as I was picking up some grapes for roasting!! They finally had some that looked decent, and tasted good. So, finally getting to try your roasted grapes! YA! God Bless you

  2. I’m quite willing to do the quality control for free. Probably a hundred of them for starters will give me an idea of taste etc. Just let me know where I pick them up to do this service for you. lol.

    1. Thank you so much! Yeah! Theyโ€™ve got a lot of good stuff in there! Hugs and love xox

    1. Thanks so much Izzy! Hope you enjoy! They might just become your new fav cookie ๐Ÿ™‚ hehe Hugs and love xox

  3. I’m really loving the sound of these monster cookies! My mother absolutely loves sweets along this line; maybe I’ll try and surprise her sometime soon. ๐Ÿ˜€
    I think I’ll sub honey for the corn syrup; would that work, Caralyn?

  4. I literally read this as Cookie Monster which, I thought, sums Caralyn up very well hehe ๐Ÿ˜‚ but they look very yummy, will have to try make them after converting in British measurements ๐Ÿ˜‚

  5. Good to see you are still blogging, enjoy your skiing, I am hoping to visit Salt Lake City one day in future, Utah. God bless! keep up your great work!

  6. Ive just sat down after a buzy day with my granson, I have a cup of tea and it would go lovely with one of these mmmm yum Hope you and your family are well x

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