Monday, April 23, 2012

Monster Cookies

Prom Queen introduced Monster Cookies to me a few months ago. Mom's Bakery in Leesburg VA has some of the best around. But they aren't gluten free.... which has made me suffer dearly. Not just for want, but for when succumbing to that want... the flared and itchy face came with it.

But, fear not! I found a recipe and adapted it for the gluten free me. Which I have to say, GF sweets are sometimes better than the real thing. This was no exception.

Monster Cookies

1 stick of softened butter
1/4 white sugar
3/4 cups brown sugar (I forgot to add this and probably won't add it next time as they were awesome without it)
1 large egg
3/4 GF baking mix (or AP flour if you are not avoiding gluten)
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup oats
1/2 cup m & m's
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 or 2 large spoonfuls of peanut butter
1 cup rice krispies

Preheat oven to 375. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until well combined.

In a separate bowl, whisk flour/baking mix, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add to wet ingredients and mix until just combined.

Next add oats, chocolates and peanut butter. Add Rice Krispies at the very end.

Scoop out onto baking sheets and cook for 12 minutes, rotating pans at 5 minutes. At the end of the 12 minutes, open the oven and pat down with a spatula. Close oven, switch off heat, and let rest in the oven for an additional 2-3 minutes.

Remove and cool on a cooling rack.

Update... Aleasha's mom made these every year for the first day of school. I really think her mom invented cooking.  Here is Aleasha's recipe, in its entirety. Be prepared... it makes an insane amount of dough, which leads to an almost insane amount of cookies. 

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