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Soft Monster Cookies

Soft Monster Cookies – a soft and chewy cookie that is a cross between a peanut butter cookie, an oatmeal cookie, and a chocolate chip cookie!  Full of lots of goodies everyone loves them!

Cookies that are full of peanut butter, oats, peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, and M&M’s sound pretty much like a dream. Well that is exactly what these monster cookies are, and they are just as decadent and delicious as they sound.

I shared these No Bake Monster Cookie Bars a couple of years ago and they are still very popular. And it is no surprise why!  Those are ready in just minutes and have all the same flavor as your classic monster cookie. 

monster cookies on a cooling rack

 

We are kind of chocolate and peanut butter fans around here.  Reese’s Fudge is essential around here, and not just during the holidays.  So Monster Cookies are definitely right up our alley.

What’s In Monster Cookies

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  • Butter
  • Peanut Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • White Sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Old Fashioned Oats
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • M&M’s
  • Peanut Butter Chip
  • Chocolate Chips

You can always add more to yours. Peanuts and Butterscotch Chips are common additions as well.

stack of monster cookies on a counter top

Tips for Baking Cookies

  • Start with room temperature butter and eggs. They blend much better with the other ingredients if they are at room temperature
  • If there is more brown sugar in a recipe than white sugar, they will usually turn out softer and chewier
  • Chill the dough. Not all recipes suggest this, and it isn’t always necessary to make good cookies. BUT it never hurts. It just sets up the dough so they don’t spread as much and leads to a thick and chewy cookie.
  • Don’t over bake your cookies. If you want your cookies to be soft, you can’t bake them until they are 100% done in the oven.  You need to take them out early. They will continue to cook on the baking sheet and be the perfect texture.
monster cookies on a cooling rack

How To Make Monster Cookies

  1. Start by creaming together the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar and white sugar until it is light and fluffy. This takes about 2 minutes in an electric stand mixer.
  2. Add in a full egg, and extra egg yolk and vanilla and mix until it is well incorporated.
  3. Next mix in the oats, flour, baking soda and salt until the dough comes together.
  4. Next you get to add all the fun mix-ins! I like peanut butter chips, chocolate chips and M&M’s.
  5. Chill the dough for about 30 minutes, and then scoop balls of dough onto a baking sheet and bake for 9-10 minutes until the edges are set.
  6. Let the cookies cool on the baking pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

What Kind Of Oats to Use

I like to use old fashioned oats, because I want the texture of the full oat. You can use quick cooking if that is all you have, but they won’t have the same texture and may be a little bit flatter of a cookie.

Freezing Cookie Dough

I always like to freeze cookie dough, because we almost never need a full batch of cookies in our house. Scoop balls of dough onto a baking tray and then place in the freezer until the dough is frozen, and then put the frozen balls of dough into a freezer safe plastic bag.

Then all you have to do is take out however many cookies you want to bake and you can always have fresh cookies!

monster cookies on a cooling rack

These cookies are perfect for the freezer. You can bake the full batch and put them in an air tight container to store them in the freezer if you want.  You can also scoop balls of dough onto a baking sheet and put in the freezer for a couple hours.  Once the dough is frozen, put them in a freezer bag for storage.  Then you can bake a fresh monster cookie whenever your cravings strike.

Bake up a batch of these monster cookies today and remember what it is like to be a kid again!  These bring back lots of memories from having them at friends house when I was a kid.

monster cookies close up

More Cookie Recipes

Yield: 36

Soft Monster Cookies

Soft Monster Cookies - a soft and chewy cookie that is a cross between a peanut butter cookie, an oatmeal cookie, and a chocolate chip cookie!  Full of lots of goodies everyone loves them!

Soft Monster Cookies - a soft and chewy cookie that is a cross between a peanut butter cookie, an oatmeal cookie, and a chocolate chip cookie!  Full of lots of goodies everyone loves them!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup M&M's

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In an electric mixer cream together butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add egg, egg yolk and vanilla and mix until well blended.
  4. Mix in oats, flour, baking soda and salt until the dough comes together and there are no streaks of flour.
  5. Fold in peanut butter chips, chocolate chips and M&M"s. 
  6. Scoop balls of dough onto baking sheet.  Bake for 9-10 minutes until the edges are just set. Remove from oven and let set for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

For best results chill the dough for 30 minutes before baking.  

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Nutrition Information

Yield

36

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 188Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 21mgSodium 142mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 1gSugar 13gProtein 4g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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Patricia @ Grab a Plate

Monday 3rd of May 2021

These won't last long in my house :) Glad to have some of the great baking tips to make them perfectly! Love that these are soft!

Sandra

Friday 30th of April 2021

This is so good!! My kids couldn't get enough of it!

Amanda Livesay

Thursday 29th of April 2021

These are our favorite cookies! I love that they stay soft.

Catalina

Thursday 29th of April 2021

My kids will go crazy over these monster cookies! They are on my weekend baking list!

Beth

Wednesday 28th of April 2021

These were such a big hit and absolutely delicious! I love that each bite had a delicious taste! These didn’t last here and my family was all over them!

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