Here’s another cookie to consider when you are low on flour: Monsters. Monsters are peanut butter flavored oatmeal cookies which are always packed with chunks of candy and usually made without flour. Our latest batch of Monsters was from the King Arthur Flour Cooking Companion. For some reason, they decided to throw in a little flour. These were good, but I think I prefer flourless monsters.
King Arthur’s Monsters
3 large eggs
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon corn syrup
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cup peanut butter
4 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour
3/4 cup chocolate chips
3/4 butterscotch chips (optional)
3/4 cup mini M&Ms (I used the M&M baking bits)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line pans with parchment.
In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, sugars, vanilla, corn syrup, baking soda and salt. Stir in melted butter and peanut butter, followed by oats and flour. Stir in other ingredients. Let dough rest for 30 minutes. Drop the dough by ¼ cupfuls onto baking sheets. Use fingers to flatten the cookies slightly, then bake them for 12 minutes, until they’re a light golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack.
Makes 26 large cookies