This is my spin on Monster Oatmeal Cookies. I reduced the sugar quite a bit and played around with some of the other ingredients. The end result was a crunchy, sweet, yummy and sturdy cookie that I enjoyed a lot! I hope you will, too!
- 14.79 ml flax seed meal
- 29.58 ml water
- 100 g butter, softened
- 28.39 ml light brown sugar
- 28.39 ml turbinado sugar (can use regular, too)
- 0.59 ml vanilla bean seeds (or use 1/2 ts extract)
- 146.68 ml whole wheat flour
- 118.29 ml all-purpose flour
- 0.25 ml salt
- 2.46 ml baking powder
- 0.59 ml baking soda
- 2.46 ml apple pie spice
- 118.29 ml M&M's or 118.29 ml chocolate chips
- 118.29 ml oats
- 118.29 ml coconut
- 59.14 ml raisins
- 59.14 ml roiboos tea (might need a tad more)
- First combine flax seed meal and water in a small bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds on high and allow too cool for a few minutes while you cream the butter.
- In a large bowl cream butter and sugars for 8 minutes (do not skip this, it gives the cookies texture).
- Add the vanilla and the flax egg. Stir to combine.
- In a second bowl combine flours, salt, baking powder, baking soda and apple pie spice.
- Add to the butter mixture and stir to combine.
- Fold in m&ms or choc chips, raisins, oats and coconut.
- If your dough is dry, add enough of the roiboos tea to make a thick cookie dough. It should not be sticking to your hands much.
- Using a large ice-cream scoop place heaps of dough onto a paper-lined cookie sheet and flatten slightly.
- Bake at 180°C/350 °F for 12-15 minutes or lightly browned around the edges.
- Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.