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

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! 

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!


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