Monster Cookies

Large peanut butter cookies with oats and chocolate chips; Learn how to make monster cookies with peanut butter, oats, and chocolate chips!

Monster Cookies from  -  These large peanut butter oat cookies are sure to be a hit with your little monsters!Food Blogger Problems:  I have an addiction to purchasing food props.  I have a basket that is not just kind of overflowing with napkins and dishtowels.  I have a large cardboard box full of placemats and cookie cutters, paper napkins and seasonal glittery things.  I’m completely out of space on my shelves and in my cabinets for any more dishes or glasses or cake stands, but it doesn’t stop me from buying them.

Is there a 12-step program for this?

Here’s another one.  I feel compelled to pester everyone I know to give me ideas for new desserts and cookies.  What’s your favorite?  Do you prefer this or that?  Can you send me a recipe for that?

Or I pester them with all my latest photos.  What do you think of this picture?  How about this one?  How about this one?  Or this one?

I fear I’m becoming that friend.  The one you avoid because she cannot stop talking about her stupid blog.  I tell myself to tone it down all the time.

Monster Cookies from  -  These large peanut butter oat cookies are sure to be a hit with your little monsters!

My latest new Food Blogger Problem involves my children, and their propensity to volunteer me to make cookies for all their parties and activities.  Which, don’t get me wrong, is all well and good, but the timing for baking and photographing is rarely good.

And I photograph everything.  I literally can’t stand to bake cookies and not take pictures of them.

Monster Cookies from  -  These large peanut butter oat cookies are sure to be a hit with your little monsters!Monster Cookies from  -  These large peanut butter oat cookies are sure to be a hit with your little monsters!

This time, the offspring (and I suspect the church youth leaders) planned ahead.  They gave me notice, multiple reminders, and even recipe suggestions.  After some discussion and debate, we decided on these Monster Cookies.  Because of their monstrous size, and because they are chock full of everything.

When you have a house full of 30 teenagers, a dainty, delicate cookie is just not going to get the job done.  You need a big monstrous cookie that is chock full of everything.

Now I only have one more problem…

… keeping my kids’ grubby hands off of them!

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{adapted from Just a Taste}

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A large peanut butter oat cookie filled with chips and m&m's.
Recipe type: cookies
Serves: 3-4 dozen
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1¾ cups brown sugar
  • 1½ cups peanut butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup m&m's candies (plain)
  1. Cream butter, sugar, and peanut butter. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add salt, soda, flour, and oats, and mix just until combined.
  3. Stir in chips and m&m's, mixing until evenly incorporated throughout.
  4. Shape 2-3 tablespoons of dough into a round, slightly flattened disc, and place on baking sheet, leaving room for spreading. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-12 minutes.
  5. Remove to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.

 If you enjoy this recipe, you might also enjoy:

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10 thoughts on “Monster Cookies

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    These are some serious cookies! As you said, for this volunteer project (don’t you love that when your kids do that – and usually it’s with no notice) a dainty cookie just wouldn’t do! I love oats and PB – perfect!

  2. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    Ok, so I was seriously laughing as I read this…because I am that person too. My boxes and cupboards are overflowing with food props, I have to take pics of everything, and I am always bugging my hubby to look at my pics! We make a great pair 🙂

  3. Anita at Hungry Couple

    I understand, all too well, these serious blogger problems. However, if you will bake me cookies with peanut butter and chocolate in them, I will listen to your endless questions and requests for photo critiques. 🙂

  4. karen@somewhatquirky

    Oh I’ve loved these cookies since I was a teenager the first time my mother made them for us. I used to make them all the time but haven;t made them in like 30 years! They are so good. My mother used to use mini chocolate chips. I don’t remember exactly, but I remember thinking they tasted better with the mini chips than regular chips. I think I will make some soon!

  5. Liz Powers

    This recipe was delicious! First time making monster cookies and I was not disappointed at all! I substituted the the m and m’s for 4 boxes of smarties and did 2 cups of mini dark chocolate chips instead of peanut butter chips and regular chips (only because that was all I could get my hands on today). Thank you~

  6. Erin

    I was hoping you were going to show a healthy version. So there’s my request/suggestion. Monster cookies that are like a protein bar but still taste awesome. Asking much? I don’t think so.

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