Healthier monster cookies
I have been searching all over the internet for a healthier version of a monster cookie but I couldn’t arrived to one that I really liked.
All monster cookies out there have tons of sugar, 2 cups to be exact, way too much in my opinion. I decreased the sugar content by 3/4 cups and I still found the cookie super sweet. I just didn’t want to decrease the sugar any further because I thought the cookie recipe would get compromised.
Next time I will keep the sugar to a maximum of 1 cup, which is plenty, or even just 3/4 cups. I don’t think the cookie recipe will get compromised because by using 1 1/4 cups the cookie came out perfect.
This recipe only has about 3 tablespoons of the milk chocolate colored candy M&M’s, way less than what other recipes called for out there. I hate all of the artificial coloring these have. They didn’t have trans fats, which was great, but the artificial color was just a bummer.
Maybe next time I will just used the M&M’S for decorating the cookie so that I could use even less of them! Next time I will use these which are made with natural ingredients.
I thought these monster cookies were sensational. A bit on the sweet side so if you make them I would suggest using 1 cup of unrefined sugar at most. I don’t think your cookie recipe will get messed up by doing so.
I don’t know if I will be including these monster cookies for my Christmas gift bag this year because I have other cookie recipes that I also like a lot. Will see because these cookies were a super hit.
On the left picture you can see how the batter turned. I only used 2 tablespoons of M&M’s in it but next time I will skip them and just add them on the top of the cookie before baking. Also, next time I will used 1 cup of sugar instead of the 1 1/4 cup. I thought they were still very sweet. All and all, these monster cookies were sensational.
Healthier monster cookies
Yield: 34 cookies
1 cup unrefined sugar, next time I will do 3/4 cups
1/2 cup coconut oil or 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 organic eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
1 cup crispy brown cereal
2 teaspoons aluminum free baking soda
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup craisins or raisins
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup cacao nibs, optional
2 Tbsp unreal milk chocolate candies, or M&M's, an extra Tbs to decorate cookies over the top.
Add the remainder of the ingredients and mix through with a spatula.
With a medium cookie scoop, or a tablespoon, drop batter onto the prepared cookie sheets. Place a few extra healthy M&M's on each cookie before baking. Flatten the cookies with your hands or a spoon a little bit before placing them in the oven.
Bake 10 to 14 minutes. Cool cookies for about 5 minutes on cookie sheets and then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely.
Nutrition facts calculated based on the recipe giving 34 cookies. 1 serving = 1 cookie