After my fiancé had a particularly bad day at work, I offered to make him cookies. Instead of making my usual crunchy chocolate chip cookies, I let him pick something off my Pinterest board that caught his eye, and these peanut butter monster cookies from Lemon Sugar are what he settled on.
This recipe came together quite quickly and easily. The instructions are clear and detailed and even though I missed a couple things (whoops; forgot to beat in each egg individually!), it didn’t affect the final product. I often have problems with cookie dough spreading too much when it bakes, so I made sure to refrigerate this dough longer than suggested in the recipe just to be safe.
I was also a little tentative about the size of these cookies. I’ve never scooped 3 tablespoons of dough onto a cookie sheet as one cookie. The dough balls were so big I felt like I was rolling baseballs in Reese’s Pieces, but in the end it worked fantastically. The cookies are big, yes, but they didn’t spread into each other and they cooked through really nicely.
The final product was a batch of thick and chewy cookies with a perfect mix of sweet and salty and a colorful and festive appearance. This recipe was definitely a winner – and the colors are perfect for fall. What’s better than a delicious orange and brown monster cookie on Halloween?