Monster Cookies!

Ladies and Gentlemen…I’m about to share with you one of my family’s most prized recipes.

One part cookie, one part hug-on-a-plate — these MONSTER COOKIES are quite possibly the best thing to have come out of my kitchen, bar none.

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They’ve been shipped as heartfelt college care packages. Made as boating snacks on vacation. Packed as decadent sustenance on hiking trips. Stuffed into tupperware as Christmas gifts or birthday treats. Eaten straight from the bowl as delicious dough. And dreamt about all year long.

But they hit every note you’re looking for in a cookie — the edges are crispy, while the inside is gooey with caramelized peanut butter — yeah you read that correctly.

Top that with some chewy oats, flaked coconut and raisins, with a kiss of cinnamon — and dannnnnnng that is one fabulous cookie!

Because not only are they a delectable and decadent dessert, but they are also a convenient snack that is full of protein and fiber and fruit. They’reย alllllmost goodย for you! haha

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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!

And good luck getting them to stick around for longer than a couple days — they gets devoured nearly instantaneously!

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. DO NOT OVERBAKE. You’ll think they’re really underdone, but they’re not. They’ll firm up and be perfect. Makes 24 cookies.

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Make these for someone, and they will literally love you forever.

Monster Cookies by BeautyBeyondBones #dessert #glutenfree #cookies #edrecovery #food #yum

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 fav is 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.

Monster Cookies by BeautyBeyondBones #dessert #glutenfree #cookies #edrecovery #food #yum

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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71 thoughts on “Monster Cookies!

    1. Haha oh gosh thank you! Yes they were definitely decadent! That peanut butterrrrrr ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ Hugs and love xox

    1. Thank you!! Oh gosh these were such a hit! Hope youโ€™re having a great week! Hugs and love xox

  1. I always look for gluten free recipes because my principal at my school is gluten free … I made her gluten free fudge for Christmas and it was amazing … she will love these!!! Thank you! .. it makes me feel healthy too!!

    1. Thanks! Oh wow! Yeah these are a great gluten free option! They are loved by everyone, regardless of whether theyโ€™re gluten free or not!! Hope you and she enjoy them!! Hugs and love xox

    1. Hahah thanks Nikki! I wish I could send them through the screen! Hahaha or taste-o-vision! Haha Hugs and love xox

  2. BBB:
    Now you know I am trying to watch my carbs (smiles) But you go girl. They look soooooo delicious! This coming from a dark chocolate connoisseur LOL. Blessings and happy trails.

    1. Haha Aw thank you! Well if youโ€™re ever feeling like a splurge, you can always substitute dark chocolate chips for the raisins ๐Ÿ˜‰ heheh Hugs and love xox

    1. Hahaha oh gosh thanks friend. I promise these are super SUPER easy! Glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox

  3. I used to hate the, energy bars. Like, all of them they are all covered in chocolate. Sitting in my bike jersey over 40 or 50 miles they melt. Anyways, this looks like a good option to fix that problem. When Lenny and Larry’s Protein Cookies came out I about died. It was, exactly the thing I wanted. Another racer, used to pack baked potatoes. Yams.

    1. Thanks! Oh yes – these are such a treat! And a healthy one at that! Mmm I love yams! Hugs and love xox

      1. Although, the fitness market is flooded with gimmicks. I think, you have something here. We want 20 grams of protein of protein per ounce and at least 200 calories. It, can’t melt and be pocket sized.

      2. Hmmmm interesting!! Well luckily raisins – unlike chocolate – doesnโ€™t melt!

      3. Admittedly, it’s a niche market the 140 mile racers. Just, every fitness nutrition product is geared towards gym people. This cookie, is nutrient dense and bicycle jersey stable. I know, a lot of athletes that don’t have the convenience of fridges basically want a protein shake in their hand. They settle, for starches with lots of potassium to reduce cramps. Too many grapes would be, a great detox but there’s few bathrooms on the road. I like the grapes though as a sticky agent. Keep playing with it. Besides Lenny’s and underwhelming Quaker oatmeal bar. There’s, nothing that fits the game day crowd. Actual. Athletes.

  4. Goodness Gracious Sakes Alive!!! OK! Bookmarked and I’ll try them! I thank You! My man thanks You! Our cat, Pappy, wants to know if it works with tuna instead of nut butter?!! Cheers!!! ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. Thank you so much! Hahah oh my gosh – Pappy might like that, but probably not the humans! Hahahah Hugs and love xox

    1. Thanks! I love a big cookie! None of those wimpy little biscuits hahah Oh yes – growing up, I used to always eat about 4 cookies worth of dough! Hahahahahha Hugs and love xox

  5. Caralyn dear Lady! For a slim guy and still thanking God Iโ€™m healthy enough to eat what I want you are going to definitely help me get my waist line out of control because even thought his is a healthy treat recipe this is the kind of thing โ€œI bet you can’t eat just oneโ€ factor is the only drawback! I will eat all of them though, whether itโ€™s a dozen or three dozen floating around here because living alone is a big factor but also because I love this recipe and it will be blowing my mind sitting watching a movie and chowing down on these babies! But, thank you I may as well go out in style and why not I have to have some fun now and again! By the way; I just had the flap jacks this morning and I’m eating way more MaraNatha peanut butter than ever before already! But, itโ€™s so good and I seem to be still getting along very well all things considered, LOL! I’ll be sure to let you know how I feel after eating a bunch of these rascals! Ciao

      1. Haha indeed…Sometimes the best things in life are free, Caralyn, I’d say these scrumptious, yummiest cookies are right up there, and with all things considered for all intent and purposes are free; in more ways than one!

    1. Hahaha same here – peanut butter should be its own food group! Haha thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox

  6. Your post reminds me of the cookies my Mom sent me when I was in college. While I have to watch my carbs and sugars now, I still wouldn’t mind smelling freshly baked cookies.

    1. Yes! These have been shipped to dorm rooms quite a bit!! Haha thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox

  7. My mouth is watering over these cookies!!! BUT you really got my attention with the Peanut Butter & Co restaurant in NYC. Sounds like heaven to me ๐Ÿ˜‡โค๏ธ

    1. Haha thanks! Oh my gosh yes itโ€™s amazing! Those flavor combos are no joke! Hugs and love xox

      1. Thanks so much,BBB. You used to follow my old blog then and I will appreciate if you follow this one too.

        Thanks and have a great day ahead.

        Your huge friend and fan from Nigeria!

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