The Monster Cookies Everyone Loves!

These are The Monster Cookies Everyone Loves, they have just the right ingredient for each and every person!

The Monster Cookies Everyone Loves!

Have I ever told you about Mama baking us cookies when we were kids? She made fresh, homemade cookies twice a week, every week, without fail. We had all sorts of different ones and every single bite was delicious. Back then, we didn’t have money to buy treats and snacks and things from the grocery store and Mama felt bad about this so she baked in order to compensate.

She had no idea how good she was being to us.

Our house was known as the one in the neighborhood that always had cookies and Kool-aid and I can’t tell you how many times one of us would show up with a legion of our friends in tow to get some much needed refreshment after playing outside on a hot summer’s day. Mama would step outside with a gallon jug filled with Kool-aid and a stack of paper cups. She’d hand a cup out to each kid and then set about filling them with the drink before disappearing back into the house and stepping out again with a big plate of cookies. After everyone had grabbed one, she’d reappear once more with Kool-aid for refills.

We were the hit of the neighborhood.

In my family, the only controversy involving cookies is which is the best kind. My daughter’s favorite are chocolate chocolate chip. My son’s are simply chocolate chip, and my husband’s are peanut butter. Me? I kinda like my Mama’s recipe for M&M cookies. These cookies have the best of all of those all rolled into one.

Monster Cookies Everyone Loves!

You’ll need: Crunchy Peanut Butter*, Oats*, Vanilla, Butter, Eggs, Salt, Baking Soda, AND….

Monster Cookies Everyone Loves!

Chocolate Chips, Mini M&M’s, White Sugar, Peanut Butter Chips, and Brown Sugar – dark or light will work so just use whichever kind you have.

*Crunchy Peanut Butter Note – if you only have creamy in your pantry, use that. Don’t make a special trip and spend extra money just to make these.

*Oats note – I use old fashioned or quick, again whatever I have on hand. If you have a personal preference, go with that. My personal preference is not to spend more money 🙂

**This ain’t rocket science. The state of the world does not rest on whether or not you use light brown sugar or old fashioned oats. It’s just cookies. Adjust, adapt, eat.**

Monster Cookies Everyone Loves!

So I start by dumping my peanut butter, oats, sugars (brown and white), eggs, salt, baking soda, and butter into a big old dishpan or bowl.

Any of y’all with keen eyes are gonna take one look and think “WOW,that’s a lot of ingredients!”

You’re right. But you have keen eyes so you are probably used to being at least somewhat right more often than not.

I’m making a double recipe in these photos because I always have folks I need to take cookies to. But at the bottom of this post, I’m giving y’all a single recipe.

Because I have a hunch that you are far more “normal” than I am and don’t really need cookies for an army. However, as a friend, I feel compelled to inform you that normal is really overrated so be sure and take your crazy side out for a walk from time to time. 

Monster Cookies Everyone Loves!

 Mix that up with an electric mixer.

Monster Cookies Everyone Loves!

Now toss in your chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, miniature M&M’s, and the kitchen sink.

I was kidding about the kitchen sink part.

We’ll need that to do the dishes later.

Monster Cookies Everyone Loves!

Mixy Mixy!

Monster Cookies Everyone Loves!

Spray some cookie sheets with cooking spray (I buy mine in huge cans at Sam’s Club) and then make golfball sized rounds of cookie dough and put them about two inches or so apart.

Monster Cookies Everyone Loves!

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool on sheets for about five minutes, then remove and allow to cool completely.

Or eat them warm.

Live a little.

Monster Cookies

These are The Monster Cookies Everyone Loves because they have just the right ingredient for each and every person yet they are also easy to make!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies
Servings: 4
Calories: 502kcal


  • 1 + 1/2 cups chunky peanut butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 cups oats quick
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi sweet or milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup m and m minis
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips


  • In a large mixing bowl combine peanut butter, sugars, butter, eggs, oats, baking soda, vanilla and salt. Mix well with an electric mixer.
  • Add in all other ingredients and mix again until well blended.
  • Form dough into golfball size cookies and place two inches apart on greased cookie sheets.
  • Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before removing from pan. Enjoy!


Calories: 502kcal
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  1. Was planning your chocolate pound cake this weekend. Now adding these cookies to my list! Think I better add “double time at the gym” to my to do list! Thanks Christy! You never disappoint. These look amazing 🙂

  2. Loved that story reminded me of my childhood my mama would bake a lot of our goodies too glad we couldn’t afford the fancy grocery store treats we would’ve missed out on all the love and goodness mama added to all her cakes pies and cookies.

  3. Is this right, there is no flour in this recipe? How nice, going to store now.
    Will bake this afternoon. Thanks Christy!

  4. Doesn’t everyone make a double batch of cookies all the time?? Heavens, why waste the energy just making one batch!! Need to make it worthwhile, right? The first winter I lived in Washington state, I had nothing to do and no internet *gasp*, so I baked cookies – had over 100 dozen in a freezer and they only lasted 7 months! I’m going to give these a try using Splenda sugars for my diabetic DH – they may be making an appearance every week!

  5. YEAH!!! I had forgotten about this old recipe, but it is another desert I can make for my husband, who has celiac disease and has to eat gluten free. Thank you, Christy!!!

  6. I have been making these cookies for years…..LOVE them!!!
    still make cookies weekly for just the 2 of us…homemade just tastes better and I can pronounce all the ingredients….

  7. Just to show you how skewed children’s thinking has gotten – I also used to make cookies every week for my children. I would make 2-3 batches of different kinds every weekend so they would have cookies all week. My son cried one day and asked me why they had to eat homemade cookies instead of store bought like everyone else. I thought I was being a good mom. Instead my children viewed it as child abuse! Ha!

    1. My youngest is the same about homemade mac and cheese vs. the “orange boxed” stuff! Yuck! Cannot fathom how a child would pick that over REAL cheese, butter and cream. :/ haha

    2. I used to feel the same way when I was a kid–I would beg for Mom to buy cookies. What a little dork I was. LOL

    3. we had a little neighbor girl come over one day while i was making cookies. I had a high school girls small group that met on monday nights at my house, and their favorite was snickerdoodles. I was getting ready for the girls when Mindy came over to visit. She had this look of total disbelief on her face when she saw what I was doing. She said, ” you mean you can really bake cookies. And not buy them from the store. I never heard of that.” I set her down with a plate of cookies and a glass of milk. She was converted, and a frequent raider of Mama Jane’s cookie jar until she moved away.

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