Monster cookies elevated with peanut butter, oatmeal and peanut m&m’s - a childhood favourite that everyone loves!
Happy Thursday!!! For some reason today just felts like the kind of day that called for a recipe that is a blast from the past - so what better than Monster Cookies right! These were defiantly one of those things that were the things that childhood dreams were made of, or maybe that was just me.
Now while the classic recipe may be a basic chocolate chip cookie with M&M’s instead, this recipe is upgraded with oatmeal, peanut butter, and peanut M&M’s rather than the classic ones. They also don't have any flour so if you're gluten-free you can use gluten-free oats and enjoy this classic cookie.
Plus how can you not love the combination of oatmeal and peanut butter - it gives that chewy texture that is so perfect in a cookie. The other great thing is that this recipe makes a bit batch but if you don’t need quite that many cookies the dough also freezes great - just roll them out in advance and freeze so that you can have cookies any time you want!
prep time 20 minutes
cook time 12 minutes x 4 batches
total time 1 hour 8 minutes
servings 48 cookies
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
4 1/2 cups oatmeal
1 1/2 cup peanut m&m’s
1 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. In the bowl of a food processor place eggs, brown sugar, white sugar and softened butter - beat until smooth. Add in baking soda, vanilla, peanut butter and oatmeal and stir until fully combined.
Remove from the mixer then stir in m&m’s and chocolate chips until equally distributed. Drop teaspoons of the cookie dough onto a baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack.