Last week someone mentioned monster cookies to me and I thought to myself, “I bet I can make those healthier.” Challenge: accepted. Just as the second batch was coming out of the oven, my kids stormed the house along with the neighbor kids. I don’t know why they come to my house for snacks because we usually have things like celery and cucumbers. Not the every-day-go-to snack for kids. Well, today, this super hip mom had monster cookies on hand. Happily dishing them out, I was super excited to hear a house full of “yummy noises.” There is no bigger sign of success than a healthy cookie that all the kids gobble up! So yes, this sugar free, gluten free, date sweetened, monster cookie recipe tastes just as tasty as ever.
Browsing through regular recipes, I saw that a lot of them called for up to 2 cups of sugars! Way more than I am used to adding to my baking, so I turned to my trusty dates. I have had so much success using dates in my baking, I had a feeling I could totally make this one work for me too. If you like skipping the sugar as much as I do, check out these other date sweetened recipes: Snicker Bites, Fudgy Brownie Recipe.
4 1/2 cups gluten free rolls oats
2 cups pitted medjool dates
3 Tablespoons milk. I used coconut.
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1/2 6oz bag chocolate chips
1/2 6oz bag mini M&Ms
2 teaspoons baking soda