Sunday, September 1, 2013

Peanut Butter Nutella Monster Cookies

Remember when you used to play sports in elementary school, and your mom had to sign up for 2-3 games to bring treats and capri suns?  I go so psyched when someone would bring those zebra cakes or oatmeal cream pies and the Kool Aid bottles with the twist-off top...  Since then, my tastes have refined a bit... but I'm not going to say I haven't picked up an oatmeal cream pie at the grocery store, put it down, picked it back up.... PUT IT DOWN.  I haven't caved and gotten one in a long time, but they call my name sometimes. 

Anyhow, when you become a world state-wide famous baker, you get people asking you to make stuff right and left.  I'm working on a special project to turn my love of baking into a business, but I also like to treat my friends when I have a chance, plus I just enjoy the oos and ahs when I bring in a fun treat. 

Last weekend we had our last softball games on a team I've really enjoyed playing with.  Some of the guys had been bugging me to bring treats, so I took advantage of a long day of games to bring some treats to reward our team. They were a big hit, but I did get some flack for not packing any capri suns. 

I had some leftover peanut butter, Nutella and a giant bag of peanut butter M&Ms that I got from Arnold, so I got to work modifying a delicious-looking recipe to bring to my team.

The recipe was from Sally's Baking Addiction, but I modified it a bit, so here's my version of the recipe:


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 and 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup peanut butter M&Ms 


Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
Cream the butter and sugars together for about 3-minutes or until light and creamy.  Add the peanut butter, Nutella, egg and vanilla and mix well. 
Mix in the baking soda and flour just until combined. 
Add in oats and M&Ms.  Mix just until the ingredients are evenly integrated into the dough. 
Use a cookie scoop to drop cookies onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. 
Allow the cookies to cool slightly on the sheet before transferring to a cooling rack. 

It made about 2 1/2 dozen cookies, which ended up being perfect for my hungry team!  


  1. I'm DROOLING!!
    How did you exercise any self-control with those PB M&Ms? I'd probably eat the whole bag before even turning on the oven! :)

    1. I ate a large amount.... It's a giant family sized bag, so I stowed it away in a cupboard over the stove. Out of sight and out of arm reach.