BEST EVER MONSTER COOKIES – loaded with M&M candies, peanut butter and oats, these are soft, chewy and irresistible. Making them the best cookie ever.
Everyone has their own twist on the classic monster cookie recipe. But honestly friends there is not a better recipe out there for this amazing cookie than my my Aunt Patty’s Monster Cookies recipe. It seriously is the best. Every recipe that I have tried and compared to hers has lost hands down. Not just in my opinion but my kids as well. What I love so much about her recipe is that there is no flour. Monster cookie no flour? Trust me it is oh so good. This cookie is primarily made up of peanut butter, oats, chocolate and of course, butter! The combination of chocolate chips and M&M’s make this a “beast” of a cookie.
I could just literally eat this dough all….day…long. No joke. My sisters and I always joke about eating too much dough when making these cookies. And the only joke about the entire thing is that if you don’t eat at least 6 cookies worth, well then you didn’t make it right.
One time I made these cookies and I was in a “eating healthy” phase, so I said just one bite. Well when I got done scooping all the dough I was 8 cookies short! WHAT??!! 8 cookies! I ate 8 cookies…..how? Well I lose count when it comes to these babies.
Now I have seen recipes like on the Food Network where they add nuts or butterscotch chips (like monster cookies pioneer woman, monster cookies:allrecipes and monster cookies paula) but to me this recipe is so much better left uncomplicated. And monster cookies no peanut butter? I don’t think there is such a thing, so no need to ask me on that. (wink)
Best tip on these cookies is if you want to sub the chocolate chips for M&M’s – double the amount of M&M candies and oh, my kids love it this way. Seriously you can’t beat peanut butter M&M’s and this is a lethal of a cookies with both of those ingredients present. I mean you can’t beat peanut butter, oats and chocolate with a “dash” of sugar.
Now because I love chocolate, peanut butter and oats, I of course just don’t make these BEST EVER MONSTER COOKIES regularly but these cookies as well: Best Ever Soft Peanut Butter Cookies, Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies (no oats), Coconut Lover’s Oatmeal Cookies, Better Than Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Rolo Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies. I guess you can say I am sort of a cookie lover. And I have 5 little ones who are just like me. Enjoy these Best Ever Monster Cookies from our cookie jar to yours. XOXO San
My favorite kitchen items I used to make BEST EVER MONSTER COOKIES.
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Sheet Pan: I love using a larger sheet pan while cooking because I am feeding my family of seven. I love aluminium for when I do sheet pan meals. I would start with this 13 by 18 half sheet pan. I love these pans so much that I have 9!
Kitchen Aid Mixer: I love my Kitchenaid mixer and use it almost daily. For cookies, breads, sauces, frostings and dough – I find many recipes that I can use my Kitchen Aid to reduce prep time. I have two that I couldn’t live without.
Looking for some other cookie ideas? Check out a few of my favorites: Best Ever Soft Sugar Cookie, Grandma’s Ginger Cookies, Best Ever Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies and my favorite German Chocolate Cake Cookies.
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BEST EVER MONSTER COOKIES - loaded with M&M candies, peanut butter and oats, these are soft, chewy and irresistible. Making them the best cookie ever.
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups peanut butter I use creamy
- 1/2 cup butter softened to room tempature
- 4 1/2 cups rolled oats not quick oats!
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 11.4 ounce bag M&M's
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Beat butter, sugars and eggs together until light and fluffy.
Add the remaining ingredients in order, mixing well.
Use a cookie dough scooper to put on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
Recipe has been updated from original post date October 2016.