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