the kind of healthy cookie: monster cookie


i know it is poor logic, but for some reason, if a cookie contains oats i consider it healthy. i know, its so incorrect but it just helps me feel just a little better completely indulging in such a great treat (and lets be honest, i do eat a few in each sitting). and i also have this great logic if it contains oats, it can be considered breakfast. not that i needed a reason to eat a cookie for breakfast. and not that this is good logic whatsoever. 

anyways... back to the monster cookies. a few weeks ago my sisters and i were talking about gluten free deserts. and i have to say for the most part, if it is made to be gluten free i am usually not a fan. i don't like those packaged gluten-free cookies that you can buy at the grocery store. they don't taste like cookies! the same thing comes to gluten free flour. i haven't found a good gluten free flour yet. and i really am not a big fan of using 4 types of flour in order to achieve a good "balance". all of these months i had forgotten about the glorious monster cookie, the one that doesn't even use flour. meaning that it is gluten free. 

its great.

with that, i whipped up a batch of these monster cookies saturday morning while my friend katie is over.  and... i hate to admit it but they are all gone. every last one. i like to say that i gave most of them away... but i can't promise you i did. 

so, if you are a fan of oats, peanut butter, or chocolate. you'll like these.  

tasty monster cookies
3 eggs
1 1/4 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
4 1/2 cup quick-oats
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
12 oz peanut butter

1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup m&ms
1/2 cup chocolate chips 

1. preheat oven to 350 and line baking sheets with parchment paper
2. in a large bowl, beat eggs and sugars. add salt, vanilla, peanut butter , and butter.
3. stir in chocolate goods, baking soda, and oatmeal
4. add to cookie sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes. 

**these cookies were a little tricky to get off the pan, so what i did was take the pieces of parchment paper off the baking sheet and let them cool on the paper before transferring them into other containers. it was much easier to do and it ensured that the cookies baked evenly. oat cookies can be tricky to tell when they are done. so make sure you don't over bake these cookies!**

now that i finished writing this, i think i am going to go make another batch. (kidding, well.. maybe not)

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