2020, am I right? Somehow, we’re heading back to school (in some way or another!) and monster cookies seem to be what we all need right now. These Flour-Free Monster Cookies come from the AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate Family Baking eZine, which has amazing, family-friendly recipes like this to help bring your family together! You can see what other easy recipes they have by clicking here!
You’ll need some butter, eggs, creamy peanut butter, quick-cooking oats, vanilla, baking soda, corn syrup, brown and white sugars, M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies, and AMERICAN HERITAGE Finely Grated Baking Chocolate. (Click Here to find it on Amazon!)
We have been long-time fans of AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate. We love their mission of education (especially where food AND chocolate AND American history all intersect!) Crafted like it was back in Colonial America, there’s no other chocolate like it, full of flavors and spices like vanilla, orange, and cinnamon that you can’t find in any other chocolate today. It’s convenient to cook with and can be used 1-to-1 in any recipe that calls for semi sweet chocolate!
To make these cookies, you’ll cream together your sugars and butter, then add in your eggs, vanilla, corn syrup, baking soda, and peanut butter until it’s nice and smooth. Then you’ll add the oats to the mixture (if you were wondering how I feel about cookies with chocolate AND peanut butter AND oats…well…I’m a fan. It’s pretty serious.) Once the oats are mixed in, you’ll add the AMERICAN HERITAGE® Finely Grated Baking Chocolate and mix until it is evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
The other key component to these cookies being amazing is M&M’S®. Not joking, if there’s a cookie with them in it on a table full of cookies, that will always be the cookie I choose.
Gently mix them in, reserving about 1/4 cup of the candies. Bake until the cookies are golden around the edges, remove from the oven, and then gently press the remaining candies onto the cookies.
And there you have it. A flour-free (gluten-free if you make sure the oats are gluten-free!) cookie loaded with a few of my favorite things! Perfect to tuck into a lunchbox, offer up as an after-school snack at the end of the day, or nibble on during Netflix o’clock.
These Flour-Free Monster Cookies are a perfect little back-to-school lunchbox treat! Grab more fun recipes in this FREE eZine!
1/3 cup AMERICAN HERITAGE® Finely Grated Baking Chocolate
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
3 large eggs
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1⁄2 teaspoon corn syrup
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1 1⁄2 cups of creamy peanut butter
4 1⁄2 cups of quick cooking oats
2 cups of M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment or a Silpat liner and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars. Add the eggs, one at a time and mixing between each addition. Add the vanilla, corn syrup, baking soda, and peanut butter. Mix until smooth.
Add oats and mix well, scraping the sides of the bowl. Add the AMERICAN HERITAGE® Finely Grated Baking Chocolate and mix until it is evenly distributed throughout the mixture. Mix in 1 3/4 cups of the M&M’S®, reserving the last 1/4 cup.
Drop batter using a cookie scoop 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake until the edges are brown (approximately 10-12 minutes). Remove from oven and immediately (but gently) press the reserved candies on top of the cookies. Cool on baking sheets for about 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling racks. Cool completely and then store any uneaten cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days.