These non-traditional coconut monster cookies feature M&Ms, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips & coconut...and they're monstrously good!
Sometimes I browse the grocery store baking aisle much longer than I should. I can't help it—so many fun things line the shelves and you never know what you'll discover. On my last visit to Walmart, I stumbled across the new Sam's Choice recipe mix-ins. There were at least three varieties and I couldn't resist grabbing a couple. You know me, I'm all about taste testing new dessert ideas.
These coconut monster cookies used the Dream Bars recipe mix-in, and yes, you're supposed to make peanut butter bar cookies with them.
While I'm sure those are delightful, I wanted to test it out in my favorite cookie dough. Pretty sure they were just as delightful because I couldn't stop eating them.
You could totally make these without the pre-packaged add-ins, but sometimes you're lazy and don't always have peanut butter chips or M&Ms on hand because if you did, you'd eat the entire bag before baking anything with them.
It's a real problem.
But if I had to guess, I'd say there's about a ½ cup of each mix-in, so you can totally make these without the Sam's Choice Dream Bar Recipe Mix-Ins. Either way, they're absolutely delicious fresh from the freezer...
Printable recipe for coconut monster cookies below. Enjoy!
- 2 ¼ cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup salted butter, softened
- ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 (3.4-oz) package vanilla pudding mix
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 (12-oz) package Sam's Choice Recipe Mix-Ins Dream Bar Blend
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine flour and baking soda in a medium bowl; set aside.
- Cream together butter and sugars in a large bowl. Beat in instant pudding mix until blended. Add vanilla and eggs and mix well.
- Add flour mixture and mix until thoroughly combined. Fold in Dream Bar Blend.
- Place rounded tablespoonfuls of dough on ungreased cookie sheet or silicone baking mat. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are set. Let cool 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
If you don't want to use the Dream Bar Blend, try substituting a ½ cup for each mix-in (½ cup semisweet chocolate chips, ½ cup peanut butter chips, ½ cup M&Ms, ½ cup dried coconut).
Here are a few more of my favorite cookies that are super freezer friendly.