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Monster Cookie Recipe

Monster Cookie Recipe

Sometimes life calls for Monster Cookies loaded with oats, peanut butter, chocolate chips and M&M's. I can't think of a better lunch box treat! 
I usually don't eat M&M's for a million reasons but sometimes a cookie with some crunchy little hard shell covered candies are an exception. 
Especially the dark chocolate M&M's... They might be a new found weakness..
Since I've been so busy with appointments lately I knew these would make a special treat to add to the kids lunch box, a little hidden surprise to remind the kids and hubby just how much I love them. 
Plus who doesn't like a surprise plate of cookies when you walk through the door? 
These monster cookies are super easy to make and always a winner.

FYI:These are technically gluten-free but please double check all your ingredients if you are gluten sensitive! I couldn't find anything on the Dark Chocolate M&M's about having gluten, but please double check the ingredients you use if you have a gluten-free household.

Add peanut butter and butter.
Add brown sugar and beat until creamy.
Add eggs, vanilla and baking soda. Beat 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. 
Scrape sides of bowl and add quick oats.. Mix on low speed until blended.
Add chocolate chips and nuts if using.. 
I used pecans because its what I had in the cupboard but if you have peanuts they are amazing! Just saying..
Oh and we can't forget the M&M's.. Dark chocolate hard candy covered goodness! 
Take a double standard size cookie scoop of dough or about 2 1/2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball.
Use your hand to flatten dough into a little patty. These don't spread much. Press M&M pieces into cookies.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown around the edges. Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack to finish cooling.

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Monster Cookie Recipe

Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch

Monster Cookie filled with peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chips and M&M's.
Prep time: PT10M
Cook time: PT12M
Total time: PT22M
Yield: 24 Cookies
  • 2 cups All Natural Peanut Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 3 whole Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 4 cups Quick Oats (If making gluten free make sure your oats are gf.)
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cups Nuts (Peanuts or Pecans are my choice.), Optional
  • 1 1/2 cups M&M's (If making gluten free double check package to make sure candies are gluten free.)
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat peanut butter, butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. About 2 minutes.
  3. Add eggs, vanilla and baking soda. Beat until well blended. Scrape sides of bowl.
  4. Add quick oats and mix until blended.
  5. Add chocolate chips, nuts (if using), and 1/2 cup M&M's. Blend until well combined.
  6. Using a standard size cookie scoop take 2 scoops of dough and roll into a ball or about 2 1/2 tablespoons of dough. Place ball on an ungreased cookie sheet and press until top of ball is flattened. Cookies don't spread much.
  7. Press remaining 1 cup of M&M's into the top of cookies.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown around edges.
  9. Allow cookies to cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet and remove to a cooling rack.


  1. Everything with M&Ms aste Delicious.. I love how you use something healthy like oatmeal and add something delicious like chocolate and M&Ms

    1. Ha..Ha.. I guess I feel better about eating 2 or 3 cookies filled with oatmeal and a few sweet treats then a whole bag of M&M's by themselves..

  2. Those cookies look awesome! I need to start baking cookies more often, such a delicious treat :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  3. Monster cookies are my favorite! And with dark chocolate M&M's?! Yes, please!



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