Nutella Monster Cookies

Nutella Monster Cookies from www.somethingswanky.com
Monster Cookies.
If I could sum up this blog in 2012 with one dessert, it would be Monster Cookies.
I posted the recipe for the classic cookie in December last year– it’s our family’s favorite Christmas time cookie. It wasn’t a big deal. Most people have the recipe. Mostly I just wanted it on my blog for easy personal access.
The Monster Cookie Dough Dip happened in January.
It was sort of an accident. I almost didn’t post it (the pictures are hideous).
 And that’s when the Monster Cookie thing got out of control.
People liked the dip. A lot.
And I was addicted to seeing people say they liked the dip.
Really addicted.
Nutella Monster Cookies from www.somethingswanky.com
So I made Red Velvet Monster Cookies.
And Monster Cookie Dough Mousse Pie.
And Monster Cookie Dough Truffles.
And Monster Cookie Dough Cupcakes.
And Monster Cookie Magic Bars.
It’s been quite the peanut butter and M&M sugar rush around here.
I’ve been dying to try Monster Cookies with Nutella, but I felt like the Crazy Monster Cookie Lady.
So I’ve been trying to take a break.
From the Monster Cookies.
Which was, clearly, some kind of a joke.
So I’m back with another Monster Cookie recipe :)
And, I must say, it’s my favorite so far.
I’ll be hard pressed to ever go back to peanut butter again!
Bold words, I know… but I tell no lies here.
Nutella Monster Cookies
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Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 c. shortening (not butter!)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 4 1/2 c. oats
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 c. Nutella
  • 1 package M&Ms
  • 1 c. dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Using the paddle attachment in a stand mixer, combine all ingredients except for the M&Ms and the chocolate chips.
  2. Add in the chocolate chips and M&Ms using the lowest speed on the mixer.
  3. Scoop by tablespoons onto parchment lined baking sheets.
  4. Bake at 350 for 7 minutes. Let set and cool on the baking sheet.
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Tips:

  • Note the adjusted temperature and time from the classic monster cookie recipe. My first batch burned pretty easily– but after the adjustments, they were just fine.
  • I thought it helped to have the dough chilled a little bit.

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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.