Monster Cookies-Day 8 of the 10 Days of Christmas Cookies and Bars

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Day 8 of the 10 Days of Christmas Cookies and Bars is a twist on the Monster Cookie.  It has most of the traditional flavors, and the orignal texture, but this monster cookie is made without the peanut butter.

I love the concept of the monster cookie. A little of this, a little of that, all rolled up and baked in the oven. The only problem is the peanut butter that is a very important ingredient. As many readers know, I despise peanut butter. I won’t eat it plain, I won’t eat it in anything, I HATE it.

So the task at hand became to make a monster cookie without the peanut butter. The first batch I made tasted fantastic, but crumbled into pieces from the lack of peanut butter holding it together. My second attempt was a winner. I subbed in applesauce for the peanut butter and added a little flour. The cookie still had the same look and texture, but without the peanut butter. They were so awesome I probably could have easily eaten half a dozen myself.

Monster Cookies (without the peanut butter) (adapted from Brown Eyed Baker)

2 eggs
1 egg white
1 c. light brown sugar
1 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 t. light corn syrup
2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
¾ c. butter (1 ½ sticks), melted
1 c. applesauce
4 ½ c. rolled oats
1 c. flour
½ c. chocolate chips
½ c. butterscotch chips
½ c. white chocolate chips
½ c. M & M’s
1. Preheat the oven 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and egg white. Stir in the sugars, vanilla, corn syrup, baking soda, and salt. Mix in the melted butter and applesauce. Stir until well combined.

3. Slowly add in the oats and flour. Mix in the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, and M & M’s. Set aside for 10 minutes.

4. Drop the dough by heaping tablespoon onto the parchment lined baking sheets, pressing to flatten the dough. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the cookies are starting to brown. Let cool for two minutes then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Note-To make the more traditional monster cookies omit the applesauce, add 1 cup of creamy peanut butter, and cut the flour in half. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

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  1. I love the feeling of holding a monster cookie with everything I want in it. Love your countdown to Xmas with cookies and bars…Happy counting 😀

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