Monster Cookie Makeover

Happy May Day everyone!

How about I start your month off right with a recipe for COOKIES! I am a cookie monster, and I happen to LOVE monster cookies.

I decided to put my own spin on a recipe for monster cookies to lighten them up a bit. Here is what I came up with!

Monster Cookie Makeover

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. In small bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, salt, and oats. Set aside.
  3. In large bowl, cream together peanut butter, yogurt, and sugars.
  4. Beat in vanilla and egg.
  5. Mix in dry ingredients by hand.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Drop cookies about 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet lightly coated with cooking spray.
  8. Bake for 9-11 minutes.

Um, yum. How do you like that? I cut out a whole stick of butter. You’re welcome. I had made my dough over the weekend and shaped it into a log in plastic wrap, placed in the freezer, and that way I could bake the cookies whenever I wanted them. When I was ready to make the cookies, I removed the dough log from the freezer and sliced it into 2 inch wide cookies, about 3/4 inch depth.

Note: I did not let the cookies thaw before cooking them in oven so the cooking time took me more like 12-15 minutes. If I were to do this again, I would let the dough thaw before baking.

I placed them on my cookie sheet, popped them in the oven…

and came out with delicious gems.

A little non-conventional looking, but hey I like to be different and the most important part is that they taste good (and they are healthier compared to the standard monster cookie). MMmmmm…nom nom nom.

ENJOY.

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