Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cookie Monster Cookies - Peanut Butter, Oatmeal & Chocolate

Cookie Monster from Sesame Street has very strict requirements for his cookie consumption don't ya know.

His cookies have to be BIG (he has very big hands of course).

They have to be perfectly round.

And most of all they have to be delicious, because they are eaten very quickly (preferably with crumbs flying everywhere) and only a delicious cookie can be eaten quickly.

Isn't that right Cookie Monster?

Warning: These cookies are meant for Large Cookie Monster-Like Hands. 

They are large, perfectly round, and gobble-up delicious.  Just ask my very close friend. C.M., he'll tell ya.

1/2 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1 c plus 2 Tbsp brown sugar, firmly packed
3 eggs
2 c. peanut butter
1/4 tsp. vanilla
3/4 tsp. light corn syrup
4 1/2 c. uncooked rolled oats
2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. miniature chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl, cream butter.  Gradually add sugars, beating until fluffy.

Add eggs and peanut butter.

Cookie Monster has such big hands, he can not help me with the Peanut Butter portion, because this is where I use my infamous Mini-Spoonula to scoop out the peanut butter.

Then add vanilla and corn syrup.  Mix well.

Stir in oats, baking soda, salt and chips. This is where you might need Cookie Monster's big hands (or the like) to help you stir.

Batter will be stiff, so I use my wooden spoon...I mean Cookie Monster uses his wooden spoon,  to be sure and get everything all combined.

Be sure to get all the oats and mini chocolate chips combined with the peanut butter mixture.

Now comes the fun part.

Spray your cookie sheet with Pam. (That's not the fun part, what's coming up is the fun part).

Take your 1/4 c. measuring cup and fill it with dough (this is where I like to spray just a wee bit of Pam inside the measuring cup, so the cookie dough flops out perfectly onto the cookie sheet).

Since my measuring cup is a little on the "square side" you will need to gently pat down the dough so it becomes a 3 inch round circle. 

Cookie Monster will only eat perfectly round cookies, so remember that. Very important.

Space cookie dough 4 inches apart.  These suckers grow in the oven to become the ultimate Cookie Monster Cookie.

Bake for 12 minutes.  Be sure they do not get brown around the edges.

Wow, look how they grew in the oven.

Perfect size Cookie Monster Cookies. Please note, those are NOT Cookie Monsters hand below.

They turn out perfectly round, perfectly big, and wonderfully delicious!

Everyone has a cookie monster in their house. 

Could that cookie monster be you?


  1. Dear Sally,

    Thank you for your sweet comments about my dad :) You have no idea how much your words mean to me and made me feel better. I'm not sure if I realize he's gone but I'm just keeping busy. I adore your blog and can't wait to try your recipes. The cookie monster cookies have my name on them....I love cookies. I'm so glad you wrote.....thanks again :) xo

  2. I love peanut butter oatmeal cookies and the fact that yours are so wonderfully big means that there's that much more of it to love. They look like bakery quality. I have a new linky on my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link this up.

  3. My four little cookie monsters would go crazy over these!