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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It’s as simple as that.”
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Made these today! They are delicious! The whole family loved them! Thanks for all of the wonderful recipes and stories.
These are my family’s new favorite cookie! My husband has never liked any cookie I have made but he loves these. I did not have peanut butter chips so I added maple chips and…wow! Yum! Thank you for a delicious recipe!
That made my day Mary! I am so glad they are a hit at your house!!
I love your comment about ‘they’re just cookies’. I made these this weekend and they were a huge hit. HOWEVER I used what I had in the pantry so it turned out great but different….I used 1 cup flaked coconut, 1 cup chopped walnuts, 1 cup chocolate chips, 1 cup raisins. I think the coconut really did the trick! Thanks Christy!
🙂 Your version sounds fabulous!!