I’m sure we’ve all been stockpiling essential ingredients and snacks galore for the past three months. Being a sucker for extremes, from gluten free to junk food junky, my cabinets are full of chocolate candies, nut butters, heart healthy oats, and kettle chips. Our daily movie nights basically explain our snack addiction. After a recent purge of our pantry, I started craving a dessert that would require very little effort and would make good use of some of the random last bits. Then I remembered an old recipe for Monster Cookies, aka Leftover Cookies. They’re a stupidly easy to make sorta healthy snack that tastes super naughty. We think theses delicious Monster Cookies would definitely be Cookie Monster approved!
You can literally throw whatever you want in these. They almost always turn out amazing. Substitute any nut or seed butter your heart desires. Avoid using instant oats and opt for quick, rolled, or old fashioned. Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour for the best results but you can bake them straight out of the bowl if you’re in a time pinch. Reheat them gently in the microwave the next day to soften them up. They also make a great base for ice cream sandwiches. If Monster Cookies aren’t your thing then try our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe instead.