You know how monster cookies are just so full and intense and packed with delicious goodness? Well, I just took them one step further.
Yep. Those are Hershey’s Kisses pressed into the top. Monster Cookie Overload!
If you didn’t get enough sweets yet this holiday… or you just want to make something fun on your days off… these sweet little treats are incredibly delicious and also naturally gluten-free! Neat, huh?
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter
- 1 1/4 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 4 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup packed sweetened flaked coconut
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup m&ms, plus more for decorating
- 1 bag Hershey's Kisses, unwrapped
Preheat your oven to 350ºF.
Cream together the butter, peanut butter and sugars. Mix in the eggs, vanilla and baking soda until smooth. Mix in the oats, and then the rest of the ingredients until combined… except for the additional m&ms.
Drop by a small scoop onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Flatten slightly with a fork dipped in cold water. Press a few of the reserved m&ms into the top of the cookies that have no m&ms showing.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, until just set and barely golden brown around the edges.
These cookies are best slightly under-done, so err on the side of taking them out too soon rather than letting them get overdone.
As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, press a Hershey's Kiss into the top of each one and let cool completely!