Seriously Supreme: The Über-Cookie

Monster CookiesWho loves the classic chocolate chip cookie? Answer: everyone does. What about the chewy goodness of a rich, peanut butter cookie? Admit it — kind of hard to resist. Oatmeal cookies? They can suffer from a granola-leaning reputation, but a well-executed oatmeal cookie is a thing of beauty, with added benefits for heart health. What if you put all of these magical items together? All that AND a handful of M&Ms? And a cherry-colored unicorn on top? Abracadabra, I present you Monster Cookies! Brought to you by the brilliant baking boys of Baked Bakery in Brooklyn. Booya. (Unicorn is optional.)

Now, I haven’t had the chance to jet down to New York City yet in my short tenure back on the East Coast, but I can assure you, that when I cross over one of those famous bridges (or more likely, inch through a hazy, congested tunnel), I will set my compass to their bakery in Red Hook, Brooklyn in short order, and I recommend you do the same. Their mission for creating baked goods that are based on nostalgic tastes and flavors, based on quality ingredients, but that aren’t overly fancified, really appeals to my values as a cook. The idea of starting with a concept for an end product that we desire and building toward it using our knowledge of ingredients — that’s what we’re all about at Can Do Kitchen. Props to the Baked boys. (An aside — it appears they also have a location in Charleston. Lucky South Carolinians!)

If you want to make your cookies holiday-jazzy or otherwise customized to your decorative preferences, I am told that you can order particular colors of M&Ms through their website . You can even get graphics or words printed on them. Very fancy. I used the standard color scheme, as you can see.

As further testimony to the deliciousness of these cookies, I submit to you, dear reader, the following review from a professional cookie-tester, also known as the six year-old boy who lives upstairs from me, whom we shall call E. He-hem:

From E to Audrey

Dear Audrey

Thanks so much for thos cookis. They were the best cookis I’v had that wrornt from a restront.

Love E

As endorsements go, does it get any better than this? You can keep your stars, Michelin, I’ve got the six year-old vote in the bag.

Spoiler alert: If you’ve read this post and want these cookies in your mouth like NOW, well, there is a five-hour waiting period in which you must patiently allow your ingredients to meld in your refrigerator, whilst you stand at the door tapping your toes and watching the second hand tick-tock its leisurely way around the clock until you can pull the batter back out and start baking. Sorry. What’s that saying about the best things? Wait for it! (ouch) I fridged mine overnight. (Yes, it’s a word. Look it up.)

The Aftermath

The Aftermath


  1. Devani says:

    Yummo! I want to eat them now now now!

  2. Deirdre says:

    You read my mind about skipping the corn syrup. LOL. I have several professional cookie testers on staff who would be willing to work as testers in your kitchen for free. When I get a hankering for these cookies, I will be sure to try them. Yum.

  3. Dennis says:

    Uber-cookies are for the uber-mensch, a calorie-dense supreme treat, good for body and soul. Bravo!

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