Happy October everybody! BEST MONTH EVER! Fall flavors, pumpkins, Halloween (my birthday!), what’s not to love!? It’s a winning combination of awesomeness! You know what else is a winning combo? Chocolate + peanut butter + pretzels = lots of drooling. These Monster Cookies have it all and more!
WARNING: Let me first start off by giving you fair warning that the following post is packed full of tasty nuggets, Halloween humor and a heaping pile of poo jokes. (See? Gotcha already.)
There has been quite the debate going around about what to name these cookies. The idea started because I wanted to make “monster cookies”, like the giant M&M and oatmeal stuffed cookies you get at all the best local coffee shops – sans raisins (because raisins have no place in chocolate chip cookies and whomever decided to do that is straight up evil).
Then as I was
browsing stuffing my cart with all of the cute Halloween goodies in the $1 section of Target (which was also probably created by those same raisin loving evil-doers) I had the idea to make these monster cookies into actual monsters. Even better!
So the idea of “melted” monster cookies was what I started with. I wanted a chocolate cookie base because 1. the bright M&M colors would pop in the dark dough and 2. more chocolate, duh. I subbed the oats for crushed pretzels and mashed it all together. Hmmm… Monster Mashup Cookies! “Do the Monster Mash!” Get it!?
P.S. I was really bummed that I could not find the brightly colored Halloween M&M candies that I wanted. I found all kinds of fall colored ones (red, brown, orange) but nothing with the bright purple, green and black like you usually see. There was plenty of Halloween swag out, so I don’t know if it was just too early in the season or if they are doing something different this year with all the weird fall flavored M&Ms instead. (Pumpkin Spice, Boo-terscotch, Pecan Pie, Candy Corn…really guys? I just want purple and orange M&Ms! Kay, thanks.)
Anyway, as the monster cookies started coming together, they began to take on a new appearance…less like my first idea and more like “number two”.
And that brings us back to the naming debate…
Because what else do you call something that looks like what might come out of the wrong end of a monster after he has eaten a handful of trick-or-treaters? Monsturds. ??? (of course!)
While I was giggling more than a little kid in a whoopee cushion store, some of my fellow gal-pals weren’t so keen on the idea. Normally I would agree with them and caution against naming your food items after their digestive end scene, but it’s Halloween (and it’s hilarious) so who gives a poo!
How freaking FUN would these Monster Cookies be on your Halloween treat table or as a funny “trick” for the young’uns?
But don’t worry kiddies, there is nothing but deliciousness inside these cookies! I mean just look at this spread!
The proof is in the poo-ding (okay, that pun was pretty bad). But really, there is chocolate pudding in these cookies! It’s the (not-so) secret ingredient that makes them oh sooooo stinking good! Rich chocolatey fudge cookies stuffed with chocolate chunks, peanut butter pieces and pretzel bits, to add a pinch of salt to every bite. So. Much. Yum!
So without further ado, I bring you “Melted Monster Cookies” aka “Monster Mashup Cookies” aka “Monster Poo Patties” aka “Monsturds”.
Excuse me for a moment while I burst into yet another fit of giggles because I am perpetually five years old and because admit it, poo jokes are funny as, well…poo.
There you have it! Easy as poo! ?