Monster Cookies

April 19, 2011

in Breads, Muffins, Cookies, Healthy "MAKEOVERS", Kid Friendly, Recipes

A while back, I posted on the Facebook Recipe Club asking what everyone’s favorite cookie was.  Monster cookie came up a few times, and to be honest, I had no idea what it was!  But when I was told, I realized that I too, would be a Monster Cookie fan, just based on the ingredients alone!  So then it was my task to come up with a healthier version.  Here it is!

Watch me demonstrate Monster Cookies – Episode 15 on Busy But Healthy TV

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 Monster Cookies

Makes 32 cookies

1/4 margarine (like Earth’s Balance) or butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup Krisda stevia baking formula
1/3 cup liquid egg whites (carton kind)
1/3 cup natural peanut butter, smooth
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce (1 snack pack)
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup oat flour
1 tsp baking soda
Pinch salt
1/4 cup raisins, chopped
1/4 cup M&M’s milk chocolate candies
3 Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a stand mixer or large bowl, cream together margarine, brown sugar, stevia and egg whites.  Add in applesauce, peanut butter, vanilla and mix until blended smooth.  Then add in oats, oat flour, baking soda and salt, stir until blended.  Next is all the goodies,  add chopped raisins, M&M’s, chocolate chips and stir until just mixed (if you over-stir the candy coating will start to melt off).  Using a cookie spoon, drop by spoonful onto a parchment paper covered cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 14-15 minutes.  Once cool, place from cookie sheet to rack.

Nutrition (per 1 cookie)
Calories: 84  Fat: 3.9g  Carbs: 12g  Fibre: 1.5g  Sugars: 4g  Protein: 2g

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  • Toni Dumais

    I’m curious about the vanilla, do you mean extract?

    • Kristine Fretwell

      Yes, vanilla extract 🙂

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  • Mara

    Hello! I am unable to get my hands on some unsweetened applesauce. Would original applesauce work allright??

    • Kristine Fretwell

      Yes, regular applesauce will work fine. It just has added sugar, so the nutrition will be slightly off…but that’s it!

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  • Karen

    Mmmm, these turned out great. My mother always made Monster cookies with us when we were kids. Thank you so much for this modernized version !!!

    • Kristine Fretwell

      You’re welcome! Glad you liked them!!

  • Karen

    I want to try and make these, but I have never worked with Stevia before. I am uncertain where to buy it and would like to first make a batch without it. Can you advise about how much sugar to replace it with. 

    • Kristine Fretwell

      Karen – you could use an equal amount of sugar…1/3 cup. The nutrition will change as sugar is higher calorie.

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