Monster-Style Cookies

Surprise your favorite cookie monster with these peanut butter-oatmeal lovelies bursting with vanilla chips and dried cranberries. Lots of star ingredients make for one deliciously unique cookie.

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 18

Ingredients

3/4
cup creamy peanut butter
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
1 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
2 1/2
cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1/2
cup white vanilla baking chips
1/2
cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat peanut butter and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add brown and granulated sugars; beat until fluffy. Beat in vanilla and eggs until well mixed. On low speed, beat in flour and baking soda. Stir in oats, baking chips and cranberries.
  • 2 On ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls 3 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 11 to 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack.

Expert Tips

Go ahead an use semisweet chocolate chips instead of the vanilla chips if you prefer.

To make 3 1/2 dozen smaller cookies, drop dough by tablespoonfuls instead of 1/4 cupfuls. Bake 8 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
180mg
180%;
Total Carbohydrate
38g
38%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
22g
22%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.