Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies

So, these happened at our house last week…and AGAIN this week!  Go ahead and be jealous, then run to the kitchen and make yourself a batch of these Monster Cookies.  

I’m not really sure why they are called “Monster Cookies”.  I think a more appropriate name would be “Everything but the Kitchen Sink” Cookies because that’s just about what goes into them.  My daughter who made them has officially deemed them her “Signature Cookie” and her “Pride and Joy”. 

Monster Cookies

Every ingredient you love in your favorite cookie, no matter what that might be, is probably in this cookie.  You name it, its got it.  Go ahead and try it….

Peanut butter…. In there

Chocolate chips…. Got it

Oatmeal….. Yup

M & M’s …. Oh, Yeah

Peanut butter chips….  That, too!

And the best part…. if you’re favorite add in isn’t in there, go ahead and put it in any way!  The original recipe calls for peanut butter chips but the first time we made them we didn’t have any so we substituted peanut butter cups and they were AW-SOME!  Next time I think we’ll try some Snicker Bites.  

*Note:  Ok, we found out from this last batch….not everything is good in them.  A couple of Skittles accidently got mixed in with the M & M’s we used.  Don’t use Skittles…they don’t taste very good in these.*

Here’s the Recipe: 

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup peanut butter (crunchy or smooth, whichever you prefer)
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1½ cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup M&Ms
  • Substitute Options:  peanut butter chips, Reese’s Pieces, raisins, Snicker Bites, or whatever candy bar you like

Monster Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Line baking sheet with parchment paper

In a medium bowl mix together flour, baking soda and salt.  Set aside (Self-rising flour could be substituted)

Monster Cookies

In the large bowl of a stand mixer cream butter, sugars and peanut butter

Add the egg, egg yolk and vanilla mixing until smooth

With mixer on low speed, slowly add flour mixture and mix until well combined

Monster Cookies

Next, add oats mixing again until well incorporated

Monster Cookies

Stir in all your chips and candies.  This is best done by hand so the M & M’s stay whole.

Monster Cookies

Scoop cookie dough with 2″ cookie scoop into floured hands and roll into a ball

Monster Cookies

Place each ball on prepared pan about 2″ apart and flatten slightly 

*My daughter placed some extra M & M’s on top of each cookie for a more uniform look*

Bake 9-11 minutes being careful not to overbake.  Cookies will not be brown on top.  

Allow cookies to cool completely on pan.  They will continue to set as they cool.

Makes about 2 1/2 dozen…. believe me, they’ll go FAST! 

Monster Cookies

I highly recommend serving with a BIG glass of milk! 

Monster Cookies
Yields 30
Everything but the kitchen sink!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  3. ½ teaspoon salt
  4. ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter softened
  5. 1 cup brown sugar
  6. ½ cup granulated sugar
  7. ½ cup peanut butter (crunchy or smooth, whichever you prefer)
  8. 1 whole egg
  9. 1 egg yolk
  10. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  11. 1½ cups old fashioned oats
  12. 1 cup peanut butter chips
  13. ¾ cup chocolate chips
  14. ¾ cup M&Ms
  15. Substitute Options: peanut butter chips, Reese’s Pieces, raisins, Snicker Bites, or whatever candy bar you like
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. In a medium bowl mix together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside (Self-rising flour could be substituted)
  4. In the large bowl of a stand mixer cream butter, sugars and peanut butter
  5. Add the egg, egg yolk and vanilla mixing until smooth
  6. With mixer on low speed, slowly add flour mixture and mix until well combined
  7. Next, add oats mixing again until well incorporated
  8. Stir in all your chips and candies. This is best done by hand so the M & M’s stay whole.
  9. Scoop cookie dough with 2″ cookie scoop into floured hands and roll into a ball
  10. Place each ball on prepared pan about 2″ apart and flatten slightly
  11. *My daughter placed some extra M & M’s on top of each cookie for a more uniform look*
  12. Bake 9-11 minutes being careful not to overbake. Cookies will not be brown on top.
  13. Allow cookies to cool completely on pan. They will continue to set as they cool.
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3 Responses

  1. I need to make cookies for a social this weekend and these may be just the ones I make. They sound great! I love that you can be flexible and add in the candy you want (well…not the Skittles, but the chocolate candies).

  2. Mommy's Apron

    Oh! Years and years ago before we had children we make a version of Monster Cookies. I totally forgot about these! Thank you for the awesome reminder!

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