My mom makes the BEST monster cookies. I decided to do my best to recreate her cookies vegan style, and I think I did a pretty bang-up job of it. Sadly vegan M&M’s don’t exist yet but when they do, I’ll be adding them to the recipe!
1/2 cup vegan butter, softened
1/4 cup organic white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 flax egg (1TBS flax meal mixed with 3 TBS water)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 and 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup oats
3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F degrees and grease a baking sheet.
Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars. Add in the peanut butter, flax egg, and vanilla and mix. Scrape down the sides of your mixing bowl and add the baking soda and then add in the flour 1/4 cup at a time, mix in the baking soda and flour. Using your spatula to mix in the quick oats and chocolate chips.
Rolls balls of dough about the size of a golfball onto prepared baking sheet. Flatten each ball with a fork or spatula.
Bake them for 13 minutes, or until the edges are browned and crisp.