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Asian Snack Monster Cookies (Soft & Fluffy)

Bits and bobs of your favorite munchies in a cookie! The softer version, if that's more your style!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Chilling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 32 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: Cookies, Snack
Servings: 28 Cookies


  • 225 g (1 cup) unsalted butter softened
  • 200 g (1 cup) granulated sugar
  • 150 g (2/3 cup) brown sugar dark or light
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 360 g (3 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 10 g (4 teaspoons) cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 140 g (3/4 cup) chocolate chips
  • 40 g (1/3 cup) old fashioned rolled oats
  • 140 g (1 cup) chopped Korean Honey Butter Nuts* almost the whole bag
  • 60 g (1 cup) crushed Mamee noodles* the whole packet
  • 70 g (1 cup) crushed Pretz salad flavor* two packets
  • 4 g (5-10) sheets of dry salty seaweed* torn up


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, cream the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. This should take about 2-3 minutes. Using your spatula, scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the vanilla and eggs.
  • Either turn your mixer to the lowest setting or switch to mixing by hand (what I normally do), and slowly add the dry ingredients. Mix just until combined. Be careful not to overmix!
  • Add “everything but the kitchen sink”: the chocolate chips, old fashioned oats, honey butter nuts, Mamee noodles, Pretz and seaweed. Mix until evenly incorporated, being careful not to crush things up too much.
  • Refrigerate your dough:
    - Either put your bowl of cookie dough directly in the fridge, refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
    - Or line a baking sheet with parchment paper and measure out 50g balls. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour. Don't skip the chilling!
  • Preheat oven to 175°C (350°F). Place the chilled dough portions a good 4 inches apart on the parchment-lined sheet pans because they spread quite a bit. I had to do several rounds because my oven is tiny and I only have one tray.
  • Add a few extra crushed Pretz, seaweed bits and chocolate chips to the tops of the cookies for garnish, if you like.
  • Bake until the cookies are browned on the edges but still soft in the middle, about 12 minutes. You don't want to overbake, so err on the shorter time. Mine were best around 16 minutes.
  • Let the cookies cool on sheet pans for about 5 minutes before moving them to a wire rack to finish cooling.


*No Korean Honey Butter Nuts? Try honey roasted nuts!
*No Mamee Noodles? Try another brand of instant ramen or use thick-cut potato chips!
*No Pretz? Just use normal pretzels!
*Use snacking seaweed, not the kind for making sushi.