Whole-Wheat "Monster" Cookies

Fridays and colorful cookies go pretty well together, huh? I was inspired to make these cookies after seeing a bag of M&Ms in my baking cabinet that I wasn’t quite sure what to do with. After doing a little cookie search I came upon an M&M cookie from one of my personal favorite recipe blogs, Pinch of Yum.   I decided to make my own variation of the M&M cookie and  “healthified” these a bit by using a whole-wheat flour, oatmeal, and peanut butter (of course!). These have a great chewy texture and are bright and cheerful, perfect for a sunny weekend!

These cookies are called “monster” cookies because they are pretty much anything goes: meaning you can add WHATEVER ingredients you have on hand and make them as monster-like as possible. Pretty fun right? {more add-in ideas below :)}

Whole-Wheat Monster Cookies

Ingredients:
1 cup whole-wheat flour (or gluten free all-purpose)
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup mini M&Ms
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips 
Other add-ins: peanut butter chips, raisins, pretzels, nuts, sprinkles, the kitchen sink, you name it! 

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Mix the flour, oats, baking soda, salt, and brown sugar in a large bowl
3. Add the peanut butter and almond milk and mix until a stiff-dough forms
4. Pour in the M&Ms, chocolate chips (or other add-ins) and mix until just combined
5. Form dough into balls and place on a cookie sheet
6. Bake for 8-10 minutes

Now go bake a big batch of these fun cookies and enjoy a relaxing weekend!

Love,
Emily

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