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Healthier Monster Cookies

Healthier Monster Cookies are chewy, melty whole wheat cookies. Packed with mix-ins like m&m's chocolate chips, peanut butter chocolate chips, and peanuts.
Yield 18 Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter , softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons applesauce
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup M&M candies
  • 1/4 cup peanuts , chopped
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter chips

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add rolled oats to a food processor and grind until they're a fine powder.
  • In a stand mixer cream together butter, sugar and brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Add in egg and vanilla until well combined.
  • Add in applesauce until smooth.
  • Sift together oat flour (your ground oats), whole-wheat flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Add to the stand mixer on the lowest setting until just combined.
  • Fold in the m&ms and chopped peanuts.
  • Place the chocolate chips and peanut butter chips in a small bowl and scoop 18 balls of dough (just shy of 2 tablespoons) onto a large plate.
  • Roll each ball of cookie dough in about 6 chocolate chip/peanut butter chips.
  • Refrigerate the dough for 20 minutes.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes, 6 to a regular sized cookie sheet (bake in batches, keep cookie dough in refrigerator while other cookies are baking).

Nutrition

Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 139IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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