I’m still at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah!
I’m out here with my family, and we absolutely LOVE to ski.
And let me tell ya, you work up a big appetite when you’re out there shredding for six hours.
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’re alllllmost good 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.
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
1 cup m&m’s
1 cup chocolate chips
2 baking sheets
extra large mixing bowl
big mixing spoon or fork
ice cream scoop
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. DO NOT OVERBAKE. You’ll think they’re really underdone, but they’re not. They’ll firm up and be perfect. Makes 24 cookies.
I am officially the best sister ever, making these for my brothers and family. 🙂 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.
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 🙂
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.
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.
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.
Do yourself a favor: 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 😉
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73 responses to “Monster Cookies!”
My 5yo couldn’t even finish her sentence when she saw the pics of the cookies
Hahah oh my gosh that made me chuckle 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Those look yummy!
Thanks so much! Hugs and love xox
The skiing looks amazing and although I’m a tollhouse chocolate chipper, these cookies look delish. Take moving forward, Scott
Thanks! Haha yeah classic choc chip never fails to disappoint! Hugs and love xox
Love this recipe! No doubt you are the most beautiful star there!! Hugs and love!! xoxoxoxo
Oh my gosh Migueltio you are the best. Thank you xxoxoxoxoxox
Do you ever daydream?
Do you ever linger
in thought making
a wish that what is
real is not as
taxing or not as tough
as presently it may seem?
One a winter’s night of
a gentle snow do you ever
bundle up to go out, lay down
and watch the show making a
wish on every falling flake
hoping for a successful
chance to take?
Do you ever wish the moon
could transport you to other
places away from the disgust
on so many other faces so
that day in and day out
you shining light will be
what the times are all about?
Can you see with your own
eyes that the beauty in
this world is as numerous
or more than the stars of
the clearest skies not over
obsessing on that which
you think you want but
are not realistically possessing?
Do your daydreams ever
reveal about you that
what is good around you
could not have been
invested without you?
Make those dreams turn
Into something real by
bringing out your best
in everything you express,
do, and feel!
Oh Miguel, thank you for sharing this beautiful glimpse into your heart. I really enjoyed this!! Hugs and love xox
Hugs and love right back atcha beautiful star!! Thanks for reading. I am touched very deeply!
Yum!! Definitely need to try these!
Thanks Blair! Hugs and love xox
What fun! Enjoy the festival and the cookies. 🙂
Thanks! Hugs and love xox
Oh man, those cookies look divine! Glad your all enjoying the slopes. 😬👍🏻❄️
Haha thanks John. Oh yeah def enjoying it! Hugs and love xox
I am no cookie monster, but dang!!
Haha thanks xox
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 😉 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
Thanks so much Margaret! Yes! Oh awesome! Hope you enjoy!! Hugs and love xox
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.
Hahaha that’s funny 🙂 thanks Ian Hugs and love xox
Ooh sunflower seed butter, almond butter and nutella come to mind for this, looks delicious
Ooooh that sounds amazing!! Hugs and love xox
They look great! Is there anything I can use instead of corn syrup? My daughter has a corn allergy.
Thanks Jackie! Yes! I would sub honey 🙂 same measurement and everything x
Was 1/4 TBSP the correct measurement for the corn syrup (or substitutes)? Just seemed like a weird one, versus 1/4 tsp, or 1 tbsp., etc. Thanks!
Oops that’s right! 1 Tbsp is what I meant. Sorry about that!
I was drooling just looking at all the cookie pictures. Thank you for the recipe and will be making a batch or few.
Hahah thanks! Hugs and love xox
Thank you! Hugs and love xox
I need to try this! It looks amazing!
Thanks so much! Hugs and love xox
See, this is why I love ya. 🙂 If it’s fruit-and-protein-loaded baked goodies you’re into, check out this oatmeal treat: http://www.mccanns.ie/Recipe/chocolate-cherry-oaties/
I’ve made them in past using brandied cherries and those turned out interesting to say the least.
Haha thanks Michael. Hugs and love xox
looks yummy. it’s been a long time since I last made monster cookies or trail mix cookies may have to do that next week. always a good treat and pretty healthy too.
Thank you so much! Yeah! They’ve got a lot of good stuff in there! Hugs and love xox
Can I leave out the coconut? Other than coconut these sound delish!
Thanks Kathleen! Absolutely! Hugs and love xox
They look amazing! I am gonna make them later today super excited!
Have fun at the festival!
Thanks so much Izzy! Hope you enjoy! They might just become your new fav cookie 🙂 hehe Hugs and love xox
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. 😀
I think I’ll sub honey for the corn syrup; would that work, Caralyn?
I definitely think honey would work. Or agave! Thanks friend! Hugs and love xox
Thank you! I hope you and your family enjoy the rest of your ski trip! <3<3<3
Thank you for sharing! Who doesn’t love a great cookie! I enjoy mine with coffee.
Thanks Debra 🙂 ooh yes Coffee and cookies! Hugs and love xox
I literally read this as Cookie Monster which, I thought, sums Caralyn up very well hehe 😂 but they look very yummy, will have to try make them after converting in British measurements 😂
Thanks Benny! Hahah oh gosh. Hugs and love xox
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!
Thanks so much!! Yes it is a beautiful city! Hugs and love xox
thanks so much! Hugs and love xox
Well, I need these in my life right now.
Hahah thanks Emily. Hugs and love xox
Looking so Delicious Cookies. I think i am in love with your post!! thanks for sharing !!
oh my gosh thank you so much! Hugs and love xox
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
Thanks so much! Hugs and love xox
Haha thanks! Xox
I love my sweets thanks for the like of my new chapter love the title beautybeyondbones lots of respect *cheers*
Thanks so much!! Hugs and love xox