Monster Cookies

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September 19, 2022
Cookies
September 19, 2022

Monster Cookies

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 15 min
  • Total time: 25 min

Hello, fellow cookie monsters! These salty-sweet monster cookies are for you! They’re thick, soft, chewy, nutty, and loaded with M&Ms

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Monster Cookies

Hello, fellow cookie monsters! These salty-sweet monster cookies are for you! They’re thick, soft, chewy, nutty, and loaded with M&Ms and chocolate!

monster cookies on cookie sheet

Bakery Style Monster Cookies

Calling all cookie monsters! These monster cookies are quite literally for you! These ridiculously soft and chewy monster cookies are made with a salty-sweet peanut butter cookie base and are loaded with old fashioned oats, chocolate chips and m&ms. Plus they’re naturally gluten free and come together in no time with just 11 ingredients. Grab a glass of milk  and the recipe below!

monster cookie with bite taken out

What are monster cookies?

If you haven’t had a monster cookie now is the time. They are such a tasty cookie combination of some of the best flavors all wrapped up into one perfect cookie. Most monster cookies are made with a thick and chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookie base and are LOADED with colorful M&Ms and chocolate chips. They’re traditionally made very big which gives them a crunchy edge and a soft and gooey center.

monster cookies on cooling rack

Why are monster cookies called monster cookies?

This is something I had to look up and still haven’t found a clear consensus on. I always thought they were called monster cookies because of their traditionally “monstrous” or large size, and because they are loaded with m&ms, oatmeal and chocolate chips making them colorful and a little crazy. A little research gave me an even better explanation that they’re called monster cookies because they are the “Frankenstein” of cookies. You basically smoosh together a peanut butter cookie, oatmeal cookie, and chocolate chip cookie and throw m&ms in the mix! I think Frankenstein cookies would have been a fun name too.

monster cookie with a bite

Ingredients for monster cookies

Like most cookies, monster cookies are made with pantry staples you probably already have lying around in your house. And if you don’t have these on hand, they are very standard ingredients you could find at pretty much any story…or from your kind neighbor! Here’s what you’ll need to whip up these cookies:

  • Light Brown Sugar
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Peanut Butter
  • Eggs
  • Pure Vanilla extract
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Old Fashioned Oats
  • M&Ms
  • Chocolate Chips

monster cookies on cookie sheet

Happy baking, my friends!

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Monster Cookies

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Hello, fellow cookie monsters! These salty-sweet monster cookies are for you! They’re thick, soft, chewy, nutty, and loaded with M&Ms and chocolate!

Hello, fellow cookie monsters! These salty-sweet monster cookies are for you! They’re thick, soft, chewy, nutty, and loaded with M&Ms and chocolate!

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10 cookies 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10 cookies 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
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  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10 cookies 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup M&Ms
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chip

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer fit with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and peanut butter until combined, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the sugar and beat on high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the bowl and add the the vanilla and the egg. Mix until combined.
  4. Add the oats, baking soda, and salt and stir until combined. Fold in the M&Ms and the chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop the dough into 1 inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes (depending on the size of your cookies and your oven) or until the edge are golden brown and the centers have puffed up a little, but the middle is still underdone.
  6. Allow to cool and enjoy with a glass of almond milk!

Keywords: monster cookies, bakery style, soft and chewy

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  1. Everyone at work loved these. Mine did not spread though so that was a little frustrating. Other than that they turned out perfect

    • Hi Heather! What kind of peanut butter did you use? And did you use old fashioned oats or quick oats? Hoping I can help troubleshoot this for you 🙂