Choose-Your-Own Monster Cookies

Pinable image for Choose-Your-Own Monster Cookies by Chefing Around. Take this base recipe and add your favorite ingredients to make a delicious, golden cookie.
Traditionally Monster Cookies are made with a combination of peanut butter, oats, M&M’s and/or chocolate chips. However, there is a lot of variety between recipes and everyone makes them slightly differently. Our Monster Cookies developed from a passionate love of baking. Sometimes we would want to make cookies but didn’t have all of the ingredients that we wanted or needed. So we created a peanut butter cookie base that we could just add whatever we wanted into. For us, that usually meant leftover cereal like bran flakes instead of oats. No matter what we use, it has been delicious every time.

choose-your-own monster cookies dough

Cookies are definitely our favorite thing to bake but since we try to eat healthy they don’t always fit into our diet. With these Monster Cookies we attempted to create an option for a somewhat “healthy” cookie that is packed with protein and fiber. Of course there is some sugar and butter in this recipe, but if you add a good variety of healthy mix-ins, such as nuts, seeds, and whole grain cereal, you can end up with something of at least a little nutritional value in the end.

choose-your-own monster cookie dough on a baking sheet ready to bake

We love baking cookies and we have quite a few recipes and even a short E-book on them now. Sign up for our mailing list to receive The Cookie Book or click here to see some of our other recipes.

Choose-Your-Own Monster Cookies Mix-ins

Mix-ins for our choose-your-own monster cookies

We recommend using a variety of mix-ins with at least one sweet item like a candy or chocolate/butterscotch chips. Other than that you want to have about 1 1/2 -2 cups of other mix-ins. The end of a bag of Raisin Bran or Mini-Wheats works really well in these. Then, if you really want to make a great cookie, you can add some extra texture with some chopped nuts or seeds. Whatever you like or have on hand. We usually have almonds or walnuts and some seeds such as flax, pumpkin, or chia. They’re all delicious in these cookies.

For this base cookie recipe you will need:

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Customizable/Make-Your-Own Monster Cookies
Our own unique version of the classic Monster Cookie. This recipe gives you a good base dough and ideas but you choose your own mix-ins to make them just the way you like!
choose-your-own monster cookies
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
choose-your-own monster cookies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, mix together butter, peanut butter, white sugar, and brown sugar.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla and stir.
  3. Add flour, salt, baking powder and whatever you are adding to your base and stir until fully combined.
  4. Place rounded balls one inch apart on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
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3 Comments Add yours

  1. I have never heard of that cereal and it looks delicious! I love that the cookies are packed with protein. Thanks so much for sharing on Foodie Friday!

  2. Miz Helen says:

    We will love your Monster Cookies! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. We love this kind of cookies that can be made according to your liking. Thanks for your lovely comment..

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