These are very crisp, crunchy cookies that are full of chocolatey goodness. A big hit in our house. For this recipe I recommend weighing your oats, I found that when using a measuring cup I get way too many oats as opposed to using the weight on the carton. I also used a medium cookie scoop to measure out the cookies (probably 1/8th of a cup). Since it makes 66 cookies I recommend making some dough balls and freezing them until firm, then putting them in a freezer bag to bake at a later time. Then you can just pull out what you need and bake them. Prep time is an estimate.
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Combine the butter and peanut butter until smooth.
- Add brown sugar, eggs, egg whites and vanilla.
- Beat until smooth.
- Add oats, baking soda, and salt.
- Hand mix in chocolate chips and M&Ms.
- Drop spoonsfuls of dough at least 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
- Bake for 15-17 minutes or until golden.
- Let cool for a few minutes on sheet and then put on wire rack to cool.
These cookies were a disappointment - crumbly and falling apart. Helped my son make these for a 4H project - and they are not presentable for a project.
This was not my favorite monster cookie recipe, though it was simple, and I had all the ingredients on hand. I think it could use more flavor (perhaps more PB).
I left out the butter and substituted 3 cups of oat meal with 3 cups of wholewheat flour. They were delish! I also offered them to guests and everybody liked them. Thank you for sharing.