Monster Cookies are a fun dessert recipe full of peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chips and M&M’s. Chewy and delicious, these treats will be a hit.
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When I told Caleb (3) I was making monster cookies, he immediately assumed “Monster Cookies”. In other words, like this monster cookie.
My husband didn’t help because he started talking to him like the cookie was going to be big and blue. You know, Cookie Monster. I had to inform him we could eat the cookies and they had M&M’s in them. Quite frankly, that is all it took. He didn’t care if they were blue or not anymore. 🙂
Monster cookies have a fun variety of ingredients in them. What is great about these cookies is you can add just about any mix-in you want and it will work. If you like coconut, add coconut. If you want raisins, add raisins. I think Craisins and white chocolate chips would be great as well.
We stuck to the basics when making them and added peanut butter, peanut butter chips, chocolate chips and M&M’s. Apparently, nothing overly healthy. 😉
Monster Cookie Tips:
:: Not every one adds flour to their cookies. I did. I think the finish product without flour falls apart easily. I would go with just a little bit of flour.
:: This recipe makes a lot of cookies. If you want big monster cookies, go for it; you have plenty of dough. I made some larger and some smaller. That way the three year old doesn’t get a 14 year old portion. We all know what happens when you try to break a cookie in half. Not a happy three year old. I still do it, mind you, but it never results in a happy three year old.
:: Experiment with the ingredients! Add your favorite mix-ins. Learn what works and what doesn’t. Then have a reason to make them again!
:: I highly recommend parchment paper or baking mats for these cookies. I am a cooking spray girl, but these cookies stick slightly and it really is best to use the paper or mats.
- 1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
- 1½ cup chunky peanut butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 4 cups quick oats
- ½ cup flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup peanut butter chips
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup M&M's
- Mix sugars, butter and peanut butter together in large bowl
- Mix well
- Add eggs and vanilla and stir
- Mix in oats, flour and baking soda
- Stir until completely mixed
- Stir in peanut butter chips, chocolate chips (I prefer milk chocolate chips) and M&M's
- Drop by heaping tablespoons onto cookie sheet
- Bake in a preheated 350* oven for about 12-15 minutes, depending on the size of your cookies