January 9, 2018

Monster Cookies

Before school started my co-workers threw a baby celebration for myself and another teacher.  I was searching for what I was going to bring, we are big food people, the pressure is always on.  I try to be very conscious of that fact that one of our co-workers is gluten intolerant.  We both were new this past year, so adding someone who is gluten intolerant and another who does not eat meat really shook things up!  I came across a a few monster cookie recipes that looked good and just needed a few tweaks to be gluten free.  The day before the party our GF friend could not make it, so the rest jokes of our co-worked joked that I could make gluten cookies now!  I decided it was time to play a fun gamed called... "gluten or no gluten?!"  Most people did not believe that there was no gluten in the cookies, which I call a win.  No gluten should not mean it does not taste good!  
Ingredients:
1 egg
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 Tsp Vanilla
1/2 Tbsp Honey
3/4 Tsp baking soda
3 Tbsp salted butter (use real butter, if you don't have salted just add a pinch of salt)
1 1/2 cups gluten free rolled oats
1/3 cup choco chips
1/3 cup white choco chips
3.14 oz  regular M&Ms (King size bag)(read the bag to make sure gluten free, I've read that some of the holiday bags are not guaranteed to be gluten free due to cross contamination on the line that the color is made, but everything I read said that plain regular colors are fine.  Someone correct me if I am wrong!)

Feel free to mix up what you add, nuts would be delicious or butterscotch chips.

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 F
In a large bowl beat the eggs, and add ingredients in order.  (I used my kitchen aid mixer - this dough is so thick that it is likely to burn a motor on a handheld mixer)
Scoop onto a cookie sheet (I used a medium cookie scoop, 1 &1/2 tablespoons) and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Makes roughly 2 dozen cookies.
I don't typically bake cookies unless it is Christmas, I am a cake girl, but I was forced out of my comfort zone to make a gluten free dessert, and I think these were great.  I hope you make these and enjoy them!

2 comments:

  1. I am so, so, so excited to try this recipe!!! I love Monster cookies :)

    P.S. You are 100% about M&M's - regulars are fine but holiday or special flavors typically are at risk of cross contamination.

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    1. Whoooo! I feel like I do so much gluten free research now, I'm terrified that I'll accidentally make someone sick

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