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Monster cookies for Mother's Day

Monster cookies
Photo by Kim Klietz

For Mother's Day, my fabulous husband offered to make me any dessert I wanted. I've really been in the mood for cookies lately, and I haven't had a good Monster Cookie in ages. I recently pinned The Pioneer Woman's recipe for Monster Cookies, so I decided they would be the perfect dessert to celebrate Mother's Day.

Most of the Monster Cookies I've made and eaten in the past have had peanut butter, but this recipe calls for peanut butter chips. Another difference is these have Rice Krispies in the batter as well as oats. The flavor of these cookies is great, but I think I prefer a little peanut butter in my batter. They flattened out quite a bit after baking so they are more of a thin cookie.

Monster Cookies (recipe from The Pioneer Woman)
2 sticks (1/2 Pound) Butter (salted) Softened
1/2 cup White Sugar
1-1/2 cup Brown Sugar, Packed
2 whole Large Eggs
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1-1/2 cup All-purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
1-1/2 cup Oats (either Quick Or Regular)
1/2 cup M & M's (more To Taste)
3/4 cups Chocolate Chips (milk Or Semi-sweet)
1/2 cup Peanut Butter Chips
2-1/4 cups Rice Krispies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cream butter with sugars until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and beat.

Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and kosher salt. Add to mixing bowl and mix till combined. After that, add in remaining ingredients in whatever quantity you prefer. Add more nuts if you'd like, or more M & M's, more peanut butter chips or chocolate chips.

Add Rice Krispies at the very end, mixing until just combined. Do not overmix!
Use a cookie scoop to scoop balls of dough onto a cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown, then allow to cool on a rack.

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