These are The Monster Cookies Everyone Loves, they have just the right ingredient for each and every person!
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.
You’ll need: Crunchy Peanut Butter*, Oats*, Vanilla, Butter, Eggs, Salt, Baking Soda, AND….
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.**
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.
Mix that up with an electric mixer.
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.
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.
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.
- 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!
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Please tell me how to convert this recipe without peanut butter /nuts due to severe peanut /tree nut allery in family thank you
Sun butter is your best bet:)
I want to make these when I get over the flu. I have my oats in a mason jar, too. A half-gallon size. Have you seen those? Great for beverages! I also found some pint and half jars. They are tall and good for drinking out of! Love me some canning jars…lol. Thanks for recipe.
Little off topic, but had to share, I am not a Mac & Cheese lovers, (I know unAmerican) but I just got a copy of your ckbk “Come Home to Dinner” and looked through it for a recipe that I could make with things on hand. OK 4 cheese mac & cheese, OH MY OH MY I AM now a Mac & Cheese lover. This is the best Mac & Cheese ever and I have been cooking for husband for 47 years, (he will eat anything but actually said “that was good” make it again) So if you do not have a copy of this ckbk GET ONE I am going to be working my way through the recipes.
Oh WOW, thank you so much for sharing, it has just made my day!!!
I printed this recipe off your site just as it is posted and made them exactly as written — what a greasy mess they turned out to be. The so-called golf balls turned into squares and were not done in the amount of time given in the recipe. Ugh! And, there is nothing wrong with my oven.
I have the remainder of the batter chilling in the refrigerator now and hope that will improve this recipe. Otherwise, it will go in the waste basket.
Try creaming the butter, peanut butter and sugars before adding the eggs and then the other ingredients . Try chilling the dough 30 minutes before using. The lack of flour maybe affecting the cooking temperature on your oven. Is your elevation high? Longer or shorter cooking times and higher or lower temperatures maybe required. I did the recipe as written and they were not bad, except that they were crunchier than my preference, so I will take my own advice and make sure to mix in stages and chill the dough.
You could have called them “Everything But the Dishpan” Cookies but it looks like you have the dishpan in on this one too! 😀
Yum! There will be a batch of these for sale at the Hospice Chili Challenge tomorrow. They’re in the oven now!
Christy, you just helped me make the decision what cookies I’m going to send to my granddaughter, who is in college, this next month. I try to send her a box of homemade cookies and other “goodies” once a month just like I did for our grandson when he was in college. These sound like the “perfect” cookie of the month for the next mailing. Just a special way for this Grandmother to say “I love you” to these kids who are so special! Thanks for your help at all times!