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Montana Whoppers

by Meghann on September 15, 2009

Why hello beautiful


I think I have discovered the recipe for the best cookies EVER.


Peanut Butter, M&Ms, Dark Chocolate Chips, Oatmeal, Sugar, Butter…. How can you go wrong?!?! :)


I was randomly inspired this afternoon to make a big batch of cookies while fighting my sweet tooth at work. After browsing through some of my saved recipes I rediscovered this recipe for Montana Whoppers that I originally stumbled upon on Megan’s Munchies blog.


The recipe was very easy to follow and made a HUGE batch of cookies.


I picked at the dough while I was baking and made sure to select the largest cookie from the first batch fresh out of the oven.


YUM! These babies are rich so one cookie was perfect. :)


Of course the cookies weren’t the only project keeping me in the kitchen this evening. My fabulous dinner made its way out of the oven at one point as well.


This was a wonderful fall chicken dish that was so simple to make.

To piece this meal together I simply dipped a chicken breast in egg whites then coated it in almond meal. I slit an opening in the breast then stuffed it with Cranberry Chutney and Feta Cheese before baking it at 375 for 25 minutes.


The cranberry/ chicken/ feta combo was fabulous and reminded me of Thanksgiving! You know I heard on the radio this afternoon that today marks 100 days until Christmas!! :)


While the chicken was baking I placed a corn in the cob – still wrapped in its husk – in the oven as well. I can’t stand eating corn actually on the cob so I shaved it off with a knife.


I also over steamed some brocolli that was really mushy.


This afternoon I snacked on this sample of seeds from Oh Nuts. I couldn’t tell if there were Pepitas or Sunflower Seeds.


Can anyone tell?


Ok, now I have to figure out what to do with over 4 dozen cookies!!! I’m thinking tomorrow might be a good day to make friends with my co-workers. πŸ˜‰

Good Night!!

{ 56 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Easy Losing Weight September 15, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Wow! Those cookies look very good, can you come over and cook for me?


2 VeggieGirl September 15, 2009 at 9:07 pm

Mmm, mmm cookies!!

Those look like pepitas to me.


3 angieinatlanta September 15, 2009 at 9:07 pm


Those cookies look unbelievable! You are going to be the most popular girl in the office!!!


4 Danielle September 15, 2009 at 9:09 pm



5 Heather September 15, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Those cookies look amazing – I love the recipes over at Megan’s Munchies!


6 Stephanie September 15, 2009 at 9:18 pm

I’ll take some cookies! :) I was thinking about the tomato/flax/nut butter sauce you made the other day and realized that it is really a simplified version of the Catalan Romesco sauce… Nice!


7 nutritionbyeve September 15, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Those cookies look AMAZING!


8 Bec September 15, 2009 at 9:23 pm

those cookies do look amazing!


9 Matt September 15, 2009 at 9:23 pm

Good looking cookies!

Want to mail me some? πŸ˜‰


10 Evan Thomas September 15, 2009 at 9:24 pm

those are definitely pepitas


11 Katie September 15, 2009 at 9:25 pm

definitely pepitas:)


12 Ellen September 15, 2009 at 9:26 pm

those are pepitas! i call those “monster cookies” :) love them! i wish i worked in your office haha


13 Julie September 15, 2009 at 9:27 pm

Woah, those cookies would not be safe around me.


14 Kat September 15, 2009 at 9:35 pm

Oh my god, those cookies look amazing. If you have leftovers, you could always send some to your readers! πŸ˜‰


15 foodieinthecity September 15, 2009 at 9:37 pm

That dough looks VERY dangerous… I think I would probably have eaten a few cookies worth by now of dough.

These looks like ‘Monster Cookie’s’ that we have at a cookie shop in the skyway in Minneapolis. They are SO GOOD!

Your dinner looks delish. The feta and cranberry sound like a great pair :)

Have a wonderful evening!


16 Courtney September 15, 2009 at 9:39 pm

Um, hi, I’m not a co-worker, but I LOVE COOKIES!! :)


17 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) September 15, 2009 at 9:39 pm

those cookies are gorgeous!


18 caitlin September 15, 2009 at 9:41 pm

perhaps you can make a pit stop by my house??? or give me some on friday morning???


19 Rose September 15, 2009 at 9:41 pm

My goodness. I’m sick (with the flu) and this is the first post that hasn’t made me want to gag.

I mean that in an awesome way :)


20 Jenna September 15, 2009 at 9:48 pm

OMG meghann! those cookies look sooo great! i wanna make them myself :) i think your co-workers would defs appreciate them!
dinner looks just like a thanksgiving meal, i am with you on the corn, i always cut it up! i hate it getting stuck in between my teeth!

can’t wait till christmas, 100 days! haha.


21 inmytummy September 15, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Definitely pepitas.

100 days til Christmas is crazy. Wasn’t it just the beginning of Summer?


22 Mellissa September 15, 2009 at 10:19 pm

I wasn’t really that hungry for dinner but now I really want the stuffed chicken breast and a cookie!


23 Niki September 15, 2009 at 10:29 pm

OMG! Those cookies look awesome!!


24 Sara September 15, 2009 at 10:34 pm

Yum! Those cookies look wonderful.


25 Samantha September 15, 2009 at 10:38 pm

I am drooling over those cookies!! You can send me a dozen chica!!


26 Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) September 15, 2009 at 10:41 pm

Perfect, I’ve been looking for some cookie recipes and those look great! Thanks!


27 greensandjeans September 15, 2009 at 10:47 pm

I have a bake sale this weekend and those cookies look too good to not make an appearance!


28 Holly September 15, 2009 at 10:53 pm

drooling over here, little lady! Nicely done :o) I bet coconut would take them ovah the top!


29 Emily September 15, 2009 at 10:55 pm

You’re killing me, that’s the second “recipe to make” I’ve had to add to my list in two days!! :)


30 April September 15, 2009 at 11:09 pm

Those cookies look really good!


31 Hangry Pants September 15, 2009 at 11:30 pm

and you say you’re not a baker!


32 Rosey Rebecca September 16, 2009 at 12:00 am

Those cookies look so good!! I’ve been wanting to make some recently too! Maybe I’ll try those! Your dinner sounds absolutely wonderful as well!


33 Leianna September 16, 2009 at 12:57 am

Those are called Monster cookies in the midwest and they are amazing! Great job on baking and making them look amazing in the pictures!


34 Lizzie September 16, 2009 at 1:23 am

Yum! Those look so good!


35 J @ Whole Body Love September 16, 2009 at 2:06 am

I really enjoy baking so when I make HUGE batches of treats, Mallard and I both take some to work and I send some to neighbors as well!


36 Fallon September 16, 2009 at 2:28 am

The cookies look great which I’m bookmarking for later and I’m making that chicken dish tomorrow. What a great idea!!!


37 jessica September 16, 2009 at 7:56 am

ohhh man…. i will never get to my goal weight if you keep posting goodies like this!
mmmm they look so good!!!


38 Lizzy September 16, 2009 at 8:21 am

cookies = so delish! wow


39 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) September 16, 2009 at 8:50 am

Those cookies look fabulous! Like trailmix in a cookie form πŸ˜€ Whenever I bake a big batch of cookies, The Boy and I keep about a dozen of them for ourselves, and the rest of them are given to our coworkers :-)


40 Michelle from Taste As You Go September 16, 2009 at 9:04 am

I’m so thrilled to read that you tried to Montana Whoppers recipe that I shared with Megan from Megan’s Munchies as a guest post. Those cookies are a recent addition to my “favorite cookies” list!

After a quick read on another post, I see that you’re training for a marathon! I’m in the middle of my training for the Philadelphia Half Marathon in November, so I can commiserate. GOOD LUCK!

I hope you and your readers keep checking back with ‘Taste As You Go’ for some more tasty recipes. :)


41 lilybeans September 16, 2009 at 9:18 am

That chicken looks/sounds so good! I am adding almond meal to my TJs shopping list. Thanks for the idea!


42 Brea September 16, 2009 at 9:38 am

Wow, those cookies look awesome!! You’ve inspired me to make some very soon. I have a massive sweet tooth!

The chicken you made looks wonderful as well. I think I might give this a try too. I’m getting bored with my normal chicken breast seasoning which is why I don’t think I’ve been inspired to eat chicken lately.

Everything about your dinner/dessert looked delicious :)


43 brandi September 16, 2009 at 9:39 am

those cookies are like the Monster cookies my mom’s friend makes :) good memories!

great looking dinner, too.


44 Anne Marie@ Her New Weigh September 16, 2009 at 10:06 am

Oh my WORD-I can’t wait to make those cookies!


45 Ally September 16, 2009 at 10:08 am

Omg! those cookies look to die for! and that chicken looks exactly like something i would LOVE (im a chicken-a-holic?) i honestly don’t think i could be a vegetarian for the pure reason that i love chicken way too much! YUM! and broccoli and corn on the cob are my favorite veggies! (well, and green beens, and peppers…:))


46 Neely September 16, 2009 at 10:10 am

Another Midwesterner callin ’em “Monster Cookies”

Why should stupid Montana get credit? πŸ˜‰


47 Neely September 16, 2009 at 10:10 am

Another Midwesterner here callin ’em “Monster Cookies”

Why should stupid Montana get credit? πŸ˜‰


48 Steph September 16, 2009 at 10:51 am

100 days til Christmas?!? I can’t wait!


49 Stepfanie September 16, 2009 at 10:55 am

Those are pepitas. Pepitas are green; sunflower seeds are usually greyish. Pepitas are more oval-shaped, while sunflower seed have one flat, broad end, and one pointy end. Hope that helps!


50 JHunt September 16, 2009 at 11:31 am

Can’t wait to try those cookies! And that chicken recipe looks great..will have to try it as well! -Jessica


51 Ali September 16, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Those cookies look great! You can send some to Boston to me if you have too many πŸ˜‰ That stuffed chicken looks great too, I am going to have to make that soon! yum! Thanks for the great idea!!!


52 lauren (foodshoesbooze) September 16, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Love the chicken dish.. can’t wait to try it! (p.s. cold oats rule)


53 Paige September 16, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Meghann–I am baking these Montana Whoppers this weekend. They look delicious! My husband and I are running a 5K on Saturday and a 10K on Sunday! We are going to be ready for a sweet treat!

Also, I received the XAgave nectar yesterday. Thank You!!!


54 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale September 16, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Those cookies are giving me a serious chocolate craving!

Also, those are def. pepitas – sunflower seeds are smaller.


55 melissa September 16, 2009 at 4:00 pm

so delicious and great photography


56 india September 23, 2009 at 11:45 pm

i made these cookies today for a tailgate, using almond butter instead of peanut butter, and they were amazing! i added pecans, m&ms, semisweet chocolate chips, and reese’s pieces. thanks for the recipe idea!


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