Monday, November 25, 2013

Cinnamon Maple Toffee Monster Cookies

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Hello, Monday.  I’m actually happy to see you.  Mostly because Wednesday will be “Friday” this week and then a four-day weekend is in order and that is something to celebrate.  I love a good long weekend.

While this last weekend wasn’t necessarily a long one; it was a great one.  Mostly because Paul and I checked out a local antique shop on Saturday with hopes of finding a buffet or hutch for our dining room and we found it.


It’s even better than I imagined and I literally cannot stop looking at it.  I think of all the rooms in our house, the dining room is my absolute favorite…even though we don’t yet have a dining room table it in!  We’ll get to that eventually.  I spent most of Saturday afternoon filling up the shelves and drawers of the new hutch and while doing so, was able to clean out all of my blog props and re-organize.  Which only means that now I am ready for some new pieces.  Don’t tell Paul!

This weekend also provided some time in the kitchen – some much needed time in the kitchen.  As you know, my travel schedule has greatly limited my kitchen time and I have greatly missed it.  So when this weekend arrived, I was ready with recipe ideas in hand and having made a recent “stock up” trip to Trader Joe’s, I was ready to take on my ideas.  I was actually afraid a couple of weeks ago that I wouldn’t be able to create many recipes for the holidays this year but I have a few up my slave to share.  Including these monster cookies.

Monster cookies with a new twist – maple, cinnamon chips and toffee.  I have this thing for toffee lately and it’s taking over most of the baked goods in my house.  And my love for cinnamon chips, you know, is major, so they are here too.  And not much is more comforting that maple, to me, anyway.  And the combination creates a warm, chewy, peanut buttery monster cookie perfect for winter.  I actually made these a couple of weekends ago, took the very large batch into the office the next day thinking that there was no way they would all be eaten and I definitely brought home an empty container that evening.  I think it’s safe to say they were a hit!

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Cinnamon Maple Toffee Monster Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Total Time: 30 min

A winter-y, holiday twist on traditional monster cookies - still packed with peanut butter and oats, but now studded with maple, cinnamon and toffee bits - perfect for your holiday gatherings!


4 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 Tbs. maple extract
1 cup cinnamon chips
1 cup toffee bits


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper or Silpat liners.

In a large bowl, mix the oats, baking soda, salt, & cinnamon. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the white sugar, brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated. Add the peanut butter, and the maple extract and beat for an additional 3 minutes until combined and very smooth.

Add in the oats mixture and mix until fully incorporated, then add the cinnamon chips and toffee bits, mixing again until distributed.

Use a large cookie scoop (or 1/4 cup measuring cup) to scoop the dough onto the parchment paper or Silpat liners. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let the cookies cool for 1-2 minutes on the cookie sheets, and then transfer to wire racks to cool.

Adapted from Just A Taste

Cinnamon Maple Toffee Monster Cookies from


36 Responses to “Cinnamon Maple Toffee Monster Cookies”

  1. #
    Rachel Cooks — November 25, 2013 @ 6:41 am

    These look amazing! I love your hutch — what a great find!

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    tanya — November 25, 2013 @ 7:16 am

    I would happily eat up an entire container of these cookies! Absolutely wonderful flavors!

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    Julia — November 25, 2013 @ 7:18 am

    Your hutch is gorgeous! Congrats! Your cookies are making my mouth water…my family is all about having huge baking get togethers before Thanksgiving and Christmas where we ladies bake up a million types of cookies and breads and send everyone home full and with huge goody bags of cookies…this recipe must be added to our to-bake list!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 25, 2013 @ 7:41 am

    These sound great! Nothing like a big, chewy, cookie!

  5. #
    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — November 25, 2013 @ 8:13 am

    Wow! Delicious-looking cookies, Cassie! I’ll be making these for sure! 🙂

  6. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — November 25, 2013 @ 8:15 am

    That hutch is awesome and I love having something new to inspire reorganization! These cookies sound amazing… you totally had me sold on the pb/toffee/maple combo!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — November 25, 2013 @ 8:39 am

    Such a fun combo of flavors! I can practically smell them filling my house with cinnamon. Congrats on the new hutch. It’s gorgeous! I’m having total furniture envy 😉

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — November 25, 2013 @ 9:33 am

    Love that hutch! What a great find!
    I love this twist to a traditional monster cookie, perfect flavors!

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    natalie@thesweetslife — November 25, 2013 @ 10:37 am

    ahh I’m having major hutch envy! Such a great find!!!

    And this is such a fun spin on monster cookies, which are one of my favorites!

  10. #
    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — November 25, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    I would love a batch of these right now. They look so delish!

  11. #
    Serena — November 25, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    Pinning now! What a wow-za flavor combo!

  12. #
    Ashley — November 25, 2013 @ 11:26 am

    Your new hutch is so gorgeous! We’ve been looking for a new buffet (or just the bottom part) – our dining room table is way too small to hold any food when we have people over! lol And these cookies sound amazing – I love anything with cinnamon chips!

  13. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — November 25, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    Love the new twist on these cookies and the new hutch is a great find.

  14. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — November 25, 2013 @ 1:32 pm

    Doesn’t it feel so good to get back in the kitchen after not enough time cooking? I love this twist on the traditional monster cookie!

  15. #
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — November 25, 2013 @ 2:04 pm

    mmmm these cookies look so crisp and delicious!!

  16. #
    Mean {Country cleaver} — November 25, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

    Cassie, I love that hutch!! It’s gorgeous. And these cookies? Dang girl!

  17. #
    Cookin Canuck — November 25, 2013 @ 3:53 pm

    That hutch is perfect! And these cookies…I’d have a hard time not eating five in one sitting.

  18. #
    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — November 25, 2013 @ 4:43 pm

    These look like pure perfection. Monster cookies are my FAVORITE.

  19. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — November 25, 2013 @ 7:40 pm

    Oh my Monday needs these cookies!

  20. #
    Cookbook Queen — November 25, 2013 @ 7:47 pm

    LOVING that hutch!! And these cookies!!

  21. #
    Tracey — November 25, 2013 @ 8:36 pm

    What a great find, that hutch is gorgeous! These cookies are full of the best flavors, I can’t wait to start making Christmas treats 🙂

  22. #
    Joanne — November 25, 2013 @ 9:05 pm

    Yay for a little bit of down time and that hutch is GORGEOUS! Such a beautiful piece.

    And cookies. Oh boy do these look good!

  23. #
    Amy @Very Culinary — November 25, 2013 @ 9:36 pm

    Did somebody say cinnamon? I’m in.

  24. #
    Gaby — November 25, 2013 @ 10:10 pm

    That hutch is a great find! The cookies are so perfect for fall!

  25. #
    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting — November 25, 2013 @ 10:13 pm

    This sounds like a fabulous cookie! I love that hutch!!!

  26. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — November 25, 2013 @ 11:23 pm

    Love the hutch! And the cookies look amazing!!

  27. #
    Kathryn — November 26, 2013 @ 3:25 am

    Always love it when a post from you pops up : )

  28. #
    katie — November 26, 2013 @ 9:05 am

    Yes please. I love the flavor combo you paired together here!

  29. #
    Jackie {The Beeroness} — November 26, 2013 @ 12:34 pm

    Cassie these look so good!

  30. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — November 26, 2013 @ 2:36 pm

    I imagine these taste incredible 🙂 I love toffee

  31. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — November 27, 2013 @ 12:28 am

    That hutch is gorgeous! And these cookies are gorgeous! I need a dozen as a nightcap please!

  32. #
    Kelly — November 27, 2013 @ 11:20 am

    Making the Monster cookies today! Instead of the nutmeg and full ginger amounts, I used a bit of pumpkin pie spice. Then, glazed them with vanilla glaze. It’ll be my treat to pass this Thanksgiving. Awesome recipe!

  33. #
    Christine (CookTheStory) — December 3, 2013 @ 3:34 pm

    Your cookies look and sound like the perfect dunking cookie, with a big glass of milk too.

  34. #
    Mercedes — December 13, 2013 @ 8:36 am

    Girl you are on a cookie roll, and I love it! These cookies incorporate all of my favorite flavors and I am definitely pinning them for future reference!

  35. #
    Tarin — December 21, 2013 @ 9:48 pm

    Making these right now, but I don’t see ginger and nutmeg on the ingredients list. How much of each?


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