There’s a little bit of a lot of good things in these Monster Cookies!
I have been drooling over The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion: The Essential Cookie Cookbook for ages. It’s a bit hard to justify buying a new cookbook when I have stacks of them with recipes tagged that I’ve not gotten around to trying yet. Recently, though, I found it at a very good discount at our local bookstore. That’s pretty much all it took to get it finally added to my bookshelf.
Deciding which recipe to make first was tough. I decided not even to tag any pages because I wanted to make so many of them. I narrowed it down to a few, and finally decided on these Monster Cookies.
These were surprisingly simple to make, considering the long list of ingredients. Everything goes in one bowl, which is especially handy and simple with a stand mixer. The dough was an interesting consistency. It was a bit like candy, or at least a bit unlike standard cookie dough.
I assume that the title of these cookies comes from the size of them, as well as all the flavors involved. I did, however, decide not to make enormous cookies. I used a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop and made average-sized cookies.
We really, really like these cookies. They are a nice twist on traditional peanut butter or oatmeal cookies. All the different flavors work well together. Plus, there’s the added bonus of how simple they are to make. These are a great cookie to whip up when you need an easy, quick recipe.