powerhouse monster cookies
These cookies are C-R-A-Z-Y good! I like most cookies but these are definitely near the top of my list of favorites. I love that they are a powerhouse when it comes to super foods with out losing any of that yummy cookie taste. I made these when a family in the church came over for dinner and their four kids, couldn’t get enough. I also took these cookies to our church anniversary celebration. I am even baking up a batch as I type this post. And I know I am going to be hard pressed to not eat 5 right when they come out of the oven. I love eating warm cookies that are soft and gooey. I love that they are a take on the monster cookie – meaning they are chalked full of nutritious ingredients but still loaded with yummy stuff. Yes, there is still lots of sugar in them but, they are a cookie after all. I am so glad I came across this inspiring recipe over at
- 1 1/2 sticks of butter (12 tablespoons)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey (or agave OR half and half)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 ground flaxseed
- 1 packed of your favorite chocolate chips
Mix together your butter, coconut oil, sugars, honey (and/or agave), eggs, and vanilla. Then mix in your flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the rest of your ingredients.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours and up to 72 hours. This will help the cookies not spread and go flat. And also, it gives them a great chewy yet soft texture.
When you are ready to bake them, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Scoop cookies into small mounds and bake for 12-15 minutes. Depending on the size of your cookies they could take more or less time. Let the cookies cool slightly on the cookie sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack to finish the cooling process. Store in an air tight container or cute cookie jar.