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Monster Cookies

For this recipe you will need the following items which we carry in the store: Good baking sheet pans | Parchment paper or silicone baking mats | Pure vanilla extract | Stand mixer or hand mixer | Rubber or silicone spatulas |Cookie scoops | Cooling racks | Measuring cups and spoons
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Servings 32 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar granulated
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs large
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups old-fashioned whole rolled oats quick cook variety
  • 1 1/2 cups M&Ms© mini or regular size, plus more for topping
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips plus more for topping

Instructions
 

  • Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, using a handheld mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium-high speed until smooth, about one minute. Add the granulated sugar and brown sugar, and beat on medium-high speed until creamed, about two minutes. Add the eggs, peanut butter, and vanilla extract, and beat on high speed until combined, about one minute. Scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bols and beat again as needed to combine.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low speed until combined. With the mixer running on low speed, add the oast. Once combined, beat in the M&Ms© and chocolate chips. The dough will be thick and sticky. Cover and chill the dough in the refridgerator or at least 20 minutes (and up to four days). If chilling for longer than one hour, allow it to sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before rolling and baking because the dough will be quite hard.
  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  • Scoop balls of dough, two tablespoons (No. 30 scoop) of dough per cookie, and place 3" (7.5 cm) apart on the baking sheets. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, until lightly browned on the sides. The centers will look very soft.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool on baking sheets for five minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. While the cookies are still warm, you can press a few more chocolate chips and/or M&Ms© into the tops—this is only for looks!
  • the cookies will stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.