Archive for September 14, 2011

Monster Cookies

This is one of my favorite gluten free cookies recipes. They are monster cookies and they contain absolutely NO flour, yet they still hold together very well! They freeze great, and you can practically put anything in them, which is great so you don’t get tired of eating the exact same cookie every time! I learned the hard way with gluten free cookies, as many of them don’t hold together very well. I will share more gluten-free cookie recipes as I make them, but for now, here is the basic recipe for Monster Cookies.

Monster Cookies (Printable Version)


½ cups Butter, Softened
1 cup Sugar
1-¼ cup Packed Brown Sugar
3 whole Large Eggs
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
2 teaspoons Baking Soda
1-¼ cup Creamy Peanut Butter
4-½ cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
½ cups Sweetened, Flaked Coconut
½ cups Chocolate Chips
1 cup M&Ms, divided

** You can substitute the extras (coconut, chocolate chips, m&ms) for 2 cups of whatever mixture you want. I’ve used butterscotch chips, raisins or other dried fruit, diced nuts, etc. The possibilities and combination’s are endless!

Preparation Instructions

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.

Mix the ingredients together in the order listed.  Using a medium scoop , place 9 cookies onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Flatten slightly with a fork dipped in cold water.

Bake for 12 minutes, until barely golden brown around the edges. These cookies are best slightly under-done, so err on the side of taking them out too soon rather than letting them get overdone!

This recipe does make a TON of cookies, so if you cut it in half, which I’ve done, I use 2 eggs, and it works great. Like I said, you can freeze these in freezer bags and pull out as you need them. Just let thaw in a paper towel for about an hour, they are still nice and chewy and soft! You can also use colored M&M’s in them for different holidays to make them festive for the holidays! Enjoy! 🙂

Adapted from: Tasty Kitchen


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