Our Family’s Favorite for Years – Monster Cookies
You will absolutely love these Monster Cookies, just loaded with oats, peanut butter, chocolate chips and m&m’s! Best of all – NO FLOUR! They bake up chewy, with a soft center and slightly crunchy edges. Seriously, they never last long around our house!
You probably already have the ingredients on hand, so bake some up today! The recipe can be printed from the link below as well as in my Resource Library. You can get the password for the Resource Library by filling out the form at the bottom of this post. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Read my full disclosure policy here for more details. As an Amazon Affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Here is your cast of characters.
- 1 stick butter, softened (real butter, please!)
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 4 1/2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
- 6 ounces chocolate chips
- 6 ounces m&m’s
- Parchment paper
- Medium cookie scoop (optional)
Here’s the step by step
Preheat oven to 350. Set out the butter to soften. By the time you get the ingredients measured, it should be soft enough.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar for 3 minutes.
Add the eggs, baking soda, vanilla, and peanut butter. Mix well. Then add the oats in three separate additions, beating on low speed each time until oat mixture is just incorporated into the batter. You only want to have it mixed well, not beat it any further.
Here’s how my batter looked at this point.
Next, stir in the chocolate chips and m&m’s by hand. Be sure to do this by hand and not with the mixer so the m&m’s don’t get crushed!
Drop by tablespoons onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. I just LOVE parchment paper. It makes ALL baked goods just slide right off. Makes for super easy cleanup, too!
For this part, I prefer to use a medium cookie scoop. It allows me to have the exact amount of dough for each cookie, which means evenly baked cookies. Hooray!
Here they are, all lined up and ready to go in the oven.
Pop in the oven for 12 minutes. Allow them to cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Oh, the aroma!
I suppose they are called monster cookies because they are Frankenstein’s monster of the cookie world – a mashup of different components. Or perhaps because the Cookie Monster loves them? Either way, they go great with a glass of ice cold milk!
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