“Sometimes me think, ‘What is a friend?’ and then me say ‘ friend is someone to share the last cookie with.'”~ Cookie Monster
Whenever I hear of Cookie Monster, or someone eating Monster Cookies, I think of my dad. When we were younger, some of our friends would always call him the Cookie Monster. Such a simple memory, but sometimes those are the ones that stick for me and make me smile the most.
This is the recipe I wanted to make yesterday, but realized I was missing peanut butter, so I decided to make Sloppy Joes instead. I’m happy to say today, that I have peanut butter! Yay! (Really who runs out of peanut butter? I was disappointed in myself that I didn’t have a stock pile of it, I really love peanut butter!)
This is a recipe that I kind of threw together after trying out several other monster cookie recipes over the past few years. As always with any DIY project or recipe I share, feel free to change things up, and make this recipe your own, for how you see fit for your life and taste.
I was just going to give these cookies the simple title of Monster Cookies, but my daughter tasted them and some of her m&m’s fell out, and she said ‘Mommy these are messy monster cookies! Let’s name them that!’ When I replied,’ Oh sweetie, I think it’s you that’s the messy monster!” When I cook, this is usually what I’m working around in the kitchen…isn’t my little messy monster sweet? ;
I think the name Messy Monster Cookies fits the cookies well, after all, doesn’t messy food taste so much better?!
Below you will find an ingredient list, along with directions on how to make Messy Monster Cookies!
-1/2 cup chocolate chips
-2 oz (medium snack sized boxes) of raisins
1.) Preheat over to 350 degrees.
2.) Line your baking sheet with silicone baking mat (if you have one) or parchment paper.
3.) In a large bowl, blend together butter, brown sugar & white sugar. [ I always loved this part as a child, I thought it was so cool how the brown sugar kept the shape of moms measuring cup ]
4.) Mix in the peanut butter, egg & vanilla.
5.) Mix in baking soda and flour, slowly. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to catch any powder or ingredients that may have stuck to the bowl.
6.) Fold in M&Ms , chocolate chips, and quick oats.
When the dough is all mixed together, it should look a little something like this;
6.) Roll dough into (approx) 2 tbs. round balls and place onto cookie sheet. Place 3-4 M&Ms on top of each ball of dough.
7.) Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. If desired you can push down softly on cookies with the bottom of a measuring cup, once out of the oven to spread them out and make them a little bigger. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for at least 10 minutes, then carefully remove them with a spatula and enjoy!
If you have little monsters in your house like I do, you can make a batch of bite sized monster cookies just for them!
Well my cookie monsters big and small out there, that’s all there is to this easy Messy Monster Cookie recipe! I hope you had fun baking them and don’t forget to share your last cookie with a friend!