I, like most of the rest of the world, love a sweet treat. And cookies are right up there as one of my all time favourites. Seeing as it’s nearly Christmas, and I had a day off work, I decided to make some Monster Cookies, which for those of you that don’t know, are super amazing soft cookies with choc chips and M&M’s in! Sound good? That’s cause they are!
And so you can enjoy them too I thought I’d share the recipe here. They’re pretty quick and easy to make. Fifteen minutes to make the cookie dough, then somewhere between 7 – 10 mins in the oven to cook them, then perhaps 20 mins till they’ve cooled completely. Easy peasy.
Ingredients: (Makes 12 cookies) – 60g Butter – 120g Soft Brown Sugar – 60g Smooth Peanut Butter – 1 Large Egg – 2 tsps Vanilla Extract – 90g Plain Flour – 1 tsp Bicarb of Soda – Half tsp Baking Powder – Quarter tsp Salt – 180g Oats – 120g Choc Chips – 120g M&M’s
Preheat the oven to gas mark 8 or 350 degrees, and either grease a baking tray or cover one with baking paper. To start making your cookies cream together the butter, sugar, and peanut butter until smooth and fluffy. Then mix in the egg and the vanilla extract.
After you’ve done that, mix the flour, bicarb, baking powder and salt in another bowl, then add the first mixture to the second and stir really well until it’s all combined into a smooth mix – this is the base of your cookie dough. When your cookie dough base is all mixed it’s time to add in the oats, choc chips, and M&M’s. Stir well and then you’re ready to shape the mix into round discs which you then put on your baking tray.
Once all your cookies are on the tray pop them in the over and give them somewhere between 7 and 10 mins to bake. When you take them out you want them to be just going brown around the edges and a bit soft still. Leave them to cool before eating and you should have a lovely soft cookie to treat yourself with. If they’re not quite done in the middle you can always pop them back in the oven for a few more minutes, but don’t leave them in too long as you don’t want them to go too hard! And enjoy!