Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Krampus Cookies


You've heard of monster cookies? Let me introduce you to their more decadent counterparts. These little morsels have all the flavors of a classic monster cookie but with a chocolate peanut butter-based dough. I also used peanut butter M&Ms along with regular M&Ms to switch it us (plus, I needed to use up our leftover Halloween candy 😁). 

Krampus Cookies

makes around 15 cookies

1/2 cup or 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature

3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed

1/4 cup caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 large egg

1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

1/2 cup plain flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder (I used dark chocolate)

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 cup quick-cook oats

1/2 cup plain M&M’s, plus extra for decorating (I used 1/4 cup plain M&M's and 1/4 cup peanut butter M&M's) 

1/2 cup chocolate chips, plus extra for decorating


1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar for about 4 minutes or until creamy and pale. Add the vanilla and beat again. Then add the egg and beat until smooth. Add the peanut butter and beat until combined.

2. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and gently whisk together. Then add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix together. Add the rolled oats, M&M’s and chocolate chips and stir until combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

3. Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F) standard / 160 C (320 F) fan-forced. Line two oven trays with baking paper.

4. Grab the cookie dough from the fridge. The dough will still be a bit sticky but it should be firm enough to roll into balls using your hands. Line the balls of cookie dough onto the prepared trays and then flatten them with your hand or a spatula, as they won't spread out as much as a normal cookie would.

5. Bake the cookies for approximately 10 to 12 minutes. Leave the cookies to cool for 5-10 minutes before gently moving to a wire rack to cool completely. They will be quite fragile until they cool completely so be patient!

Baker's Note: The batter will be thick. Make sure to press the cookies down prior to baking!

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