Three years ago a "monster cookie" recipe was stumbled across on one of my recipe feeds. The cookie was loved by all! Even the table counterpart who treats any cookie as a take it or leave it situation would request them. Request them! Oh, they were so fabulous. A monster cookie with oatmeal, chocolate chips, dried cranberries, coconut, walnuts, and NO M&M candies. Candy belongs in candy bars, not cookies.
Somewhere along the way, the recipe was lost. Oh, the humanity! Always on the lookout for THE monster cookie recipe (or a close replacement), these White Chocolate Oatmeal Craisin Coconut Cookies were given a go. Knowing ahead of time these were not the cookies as the title of the lost recipe really was monster cookies, I was holding out that they were close.
The recipe was followed as written except the batter was left to chill in the fridge before cooking. Room temperature butter in April will result in melted butter.
Scaled for Likability: Good
Alas, this recipe was not even close to the original monster cookie recipe as these cookies were way too airy, light, and crumbly in texture. Monster cookies were stand alone cookies eaten straight from the oven, from the fridge, or from the counter two or three days later. Today's cookies required milk. Milk and cookies are for children. I want stand alone cookies. Cookies you can grab a handful of eat and eat on the go without a mess of crumbs on your shirt!