Thursday, February 9, 2017

Monster Cookies

Cookies are definitely one of my favorite things to bake but since I try to eat healthy they don't always fit into my diet. These monster cookies are my attempt at creating a "healthy" cookie and are packed with protein. So I don't feel quite as bad about gobbling them all up.



Monster cookies are becoming more common and can vary quite a bit from recipe to recipe but I created mine with the intent of creating a cookie that is both nutritious and delicious. This wasn't exactly easy and I've made a few variations but I eventually came up with a great base cookie that you can add your nuts/seeds/fruit/etc to.



Monster Cookies



Ingredients

1 cup Butter
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1 cup White Sugar
1 cup Brown Sugar
2 ea Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
2 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking Powder

Add-ins: Chopped nuts, seeds, dried fruit, cereal, chocolate chips etc everything is delicious in these and you can use whatever you have on hand which is helpful because I know my selection of nuts and seeds is always changing. For this bake I added: Raisin Bran and Frosted Mini Wheats (chopped), chopped almonds and peanuts, and flax seeds



Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, mix together butter, peanut butter, and sugars. Then add eggs and vanilla and stir. Next add flour, salt, baking powder and whatever you are adding to your base and stir until fully combined. Place rounded balls one inch apart on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.



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