We call these Monster Cookies because they are BIG cookies. They are loaded with oats, peanut butter, M&M’s, and, of course, chocolate chips!
These cookies are named “Monster Cookies” for three reasons: 1) this recipe makes a monstrous amount of cookies, 2) the cookies themselves are HUGE, and 3) people are going to start calling you the Cookie Monster because you will NOT be able to stop snacking on these! Monster Cookies are easily my favorite cookies of all time. They have EVERYTHING! Oats, peanut butter, M&M’s and, of course, chocolate chips!
Where Did Monster Cookies Come From?
I took voice lessons in high school and every Christmas my teacher would bake these cookies and hand them out to her students. It was truly the most wonderful time of the year! This recipe is everything you need for holiday baking — its easy, it makes a TON for all your friends and neighbors, and the cookies are SO GOOD!
Tips for Baking Monster Cookies
Because the monster cookies are bigger, make sure to space them out really well on the cookie sheet so they don’t run into each other while they bake. Of course, if you are looking for a smaller batch, you can half (or even fourth) this recipe and it will still turn out great! Or, you can make up all the dough, freeze it, and bake it later! Just make sure you let it thaw to room temperature before you put it in the oven. My last tip is to make sure you don’t over-bake these. They are best when they are soft! When you are checking them, remember that they will cook a little more as they cool on the pan. Happy Baking!
Other Holiday Cookies to Make with Your Family
If you’re anything like us, the holidays mean lots and lots of baking! We love to make all kinds of treats for our family and friends to enjoy! We hope these other holiday cookie recipes will fill your kitchen not only with amazing aromas, but with memorable moments as well!
- Chocolate Orange Cookies
- Dipped Ritz Cookies
- Andes Mint Cookies
- Elf Cookies
- Molasses Cookies
- The Best Christmas Sugar Cookies Ever – and How to Decorate Them
- 3-Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Gingerbread Man Cookies
How to Make Monster Cookies
- Preheat oven to 350
- In a large bowl cream the butter, eggs, sugar, and brown sugar.
- Add peanut butter, vanilla, Karo syrup, baking soda, and oats. Mix until combined.
- Add chocolate chips and M&M's. Mix until combined.
- Add flour. Mix until combined.
- Scoop onto a greased cookie sheet using a 1/4 cup.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes.