One large egg yolk, six large chewy monster cookies! Oats, peanut butter, candies and packed with loads of chocolate. A cinch to make and ready in twenty!
This is likely the last in the small-batch cookie, at least for awhile. Honestly, it’s been really fun to experiment with such small batches because a. they are so quick and easy, and b. when they don’t work out I don’t feel as bad as I do when say, a whole cheesecake fails. The original chocolate chunks are the crown jewel of this site, the double dark are so beloved and those two are hard to beat! But I made two more because I am alway disappointed by regular ‘birthday’ funfetti cookies (mine actually taste like bday cake and have white chocolate in them) and I am not a huge fan of the average oatmeal raisin cookie but still love oats in cookies.
Sometimes I use oat flour in regular cccs just cause, but also, like any child who grew up in the US mid-west in the 80s, I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER. So these are a homage to mostly chocolate, oats and peanut butter. Traditionally a monster mix would have nuts and raisins but I’m not a fan of those textures in cookies, so mine have more chocolate! You are welcome to do them any way you like.
Flour: you could sub all-purpose flour with oat flour 1:1. I’m thinking a white whole wheat could work in these too or even buckwheat.
Oats: I use old-fashioned rolled oats but you could also use quick cooking if that’s what you have on hand. Don’t use steel-cut.
Peanut Butter: I typically use JIF natural. Skippy would work too. I don’t know about homemade but I think a natural brand with oils that have separated, if you stirred it well, would be a fine substitute here.
Sugar: light brown! You could use dark too I think but the cookies might spread a bit less (dark is more acidic and when it interacts with the soda it causes the cookies to puff up rather than spread).
Mix-Ins: Anything! Peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, raisins, nuts…etc. I like a mix of chopped chocolate and candy covered chocolates. If you have a monster mix on hand, you could use that too! You could also just go all in with chocolate
Note: the more chocolate you add in (especially if it’s chopped chocolate) the more these will spread (a good thing!).
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