Dear, sweet, readers, I want to give you a gift. Something warm and simple and comforting. Consider these cookies a big fat THANK YOU for coming here and reading, commenting, pinning, baking, and sharing the love week after week. You make me smile.
If I could I would have you all over to my house and we’d make cookies together, covering all the counters with oats and peanut butter, and sneaking more than a few M & Ms along the way. Then we’d sit around the kitchen table with these thick, warm cookies and dunk them in a big ol glass of cold milk. And we’d talk about Bachelor Pad (or you’d judge me for watching Bachelor Pad) and boys and how stupid bills and taxes are. And we’d laugh…because you guys are funny! And I would compliment your super cool scarf–because you’re so stylish. And we’d leave with bellies full of Monster Cookies and hearts full of friendship.
But the truth is, my house is a disaster, there are five swatches of nearly the same colored blue paint on my living room wall (I CAN’T MAKE DECISIONS), and my nose still feels a little like someone punched it. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still share some Monster Cookie love from a distance. These guys are so dangerously easy to make you could be munching on your own batch in less than 40 minutes.
I’m not sure who came up with the name Monster Cookies, but they were dead on, because these cookies cause uncontrollable bouts of “OM-NOM-NOM-ING.” You might as well just surrender, because once they come out of the oven there’s no stopping it. These fat, chewy cookies stuffed to the brim with oats, chocolate chips, M & Ms, and peanut butter are impossible to resist.
Oh, and did I mention these are also gluten free? That’s right, these sweet, golden cookies are completely flour-less. But wait! There’s more. You can even make these cookies into Monster Cookie Bars, and monster cookies can be frozen for later (if you made a double-batch). Check out my complete guide on freezing cookie dough!
Every time I walked by that tupperware container, I simply had to peel back the lid and sneak a few bites. Five minutes later, another nibble. Another pass by the counter, another bit of cookie gone. Just the smell of them wafting through the air as the lid came off was enough to drive away any sense of self control.
So give them a try. Let these cookies bring out the Monster in you. And don’t forget, I love you guys. Seriously, I do.
Recipe adapted from Recipe Girl