Easy Monster Cookies


easy monster cookies recipes

MONSTER COOKIES!! They’re BIG. They’re UGLY. They’re downright DELICIOUS!!!

If you’ve never had a monster cookie before then make them.Today. Yes I’m being food bossy.  Not to mention they are so fun, quick and easy!  Isaac was suppose to help me make these monster cookies and then bailed on me the minute he heard Caillou on tv.

I  knew full well that I shouldn’t be making these cookies…alone… all chocked full of oats, chocolate, peanut butter, caramel…haaaave mercyyyy *in my Jessie from full house voice*. Sometimes I just  can’t fight the little chubby girl who lives inside of me. She’s vicious and scares me. So I give in. Often.

I’m kinda glad I gave in to her today with these monster cookies. You can pretty much “do your monster” any way you’d like by adding in a ton of different things that you love. The uglier the better!  M & M’s are a must though! I’ve seen monster cookie recipes that are  loaded to the max with all kinda stuff like coconut, nuts, toffee bits,  crushed candy bars, you name it!

easy monster cookies recipes
Easy Monster Cookies!!!

I decided to keep this recipe fairly simple by just adding in some caramel bits, m&m’s and chocolate chips. I like  this easy, simple  combination. Isaac loved them. I figured it would just be him and I eating them because my hubby is not a fan of oatmeal cookies or peanut butter cookies. Surprisingly, he really likes these though.

This recipe makes about 18-20 BIG monster cookies. Don’t worry, they freeze really well. I hear they even taste great straight out of the freezer.

What do they taste like? Oh yay! I thought you’d never ask!! Ok sit back as I guide your virtual taste buds on an adventure.

Ok when you first sink your teeth into these  monster cookies you’ll notice their chewy, bumpy texture, kind of like the texture of a chewy oatmeal raisin cookie. (I’ve had the crunchy kind of monster cookies and def. prefer the ones that are crisp around the edges and chewy in the middle like these.)  You immediately notice the irresistible duo of peanut butter and chocolate and almost instantly there’s that crunch from the m & m’s. So many beautiful things are going  in your mouth that it’s almost taste overload. It’s like eating an oatmeal cookie, chocolate chip cookie, peanut butter cookie and m &m cookies all at the same time. It will make you feel happy inside. And dammit, if it makes you happy…then it can’t be that bad.

Watch me make these monster cookies from start to finish!!

5.0 from 6 reviews
Easy Monster Cookies Recipe
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Serves: 18-20
  • 1¼ cups chunky peanut butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups quick cooking, 1-minute oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup M&M's
  • ½ cup caramel bits
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream together peanut butter, brown sugar, white sugar, and butter with a mixer.
  3. Mix in eggs, vanilla extract, and oats.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips, m&m's and caramel bits.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Shape 1½ -2 tablespoons of dough into a ball. (dough will be very sticky. Wet your hands with water to help if needed)
  7. Place onto a cookie sheet and gently press down to flatten slightly. (skip this step if you prefer a thicker cookie) Be careful not to overcrowd the pan these cookies get REALLY big)
  8. Press a few m& m's and chocolate chips into the dough to make it look prettier (optional)
  9. Bake for 12 minutes. (baking time will vary based on thickness)
  10. Remove from oven and let cookies rest in the pan until slightly cooled and settled. Cookies will continue to bake while cooling in the pan so be careful not to overbake in the oven.
  11. Place cookies on a cooling rack to finish cooling.
  12. Enjoy with a tall glass of milk. Yum!
You read the recipe right, monster cookies have NO flour.
Be sure not to overcook. They will continue to cook while cooling in the pan.
These cookies spread BIG. Be careful not to place too many in the pan.
Add in whatever add-ins you like!
Makes a great kids party favor.

Recipe adapted tasteofhome


  1. Kia says

    Baked the cookies for Christmas. They were a hit. The batch ended up making more than 24 cookies. I froze the rest for a later time.

  2. Gloria says

    These were so ridiculously indulgent and awesome! I made them with my five-year-old brother — he didn’t like dealing with the batter with his hands, but he happily decorated them (and ate the decorations). Great activity to do together! We used semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and lots and lots of M&M’s.

    I loved how big they got. I actually preferred the ones that stayed in the oven longer and got a little more crunchy, since the chewier ones kind of fell apart, even after setting. These taste sooo good out of the freezer, too — after eating four huge ones in a row last night, I swore I would never eat any again, but that was before I tasted the frozen ones today. Frozen M&M’s are even crunchier and more delightful.

    This recipe does make a LOT of cookies, though, and since my brothers can’t bring these to their nut-free schools, I would make maybe a half or quarter batch next time. Thanks for a great, easy recipe, and an entertaining video as always!

  3. Ebony says

    Thanks for the recipe!! I made these last night for my family and they loved them!!! I’ll definitely be making these often.

  4. Michelle says

    I have 2 children who are deathly allergic to peanuts and other nuts. Is there anything else I can use? I really love your videos and recipes. You make everything so easy.

  5. me says

    In the written recipe it does not tell you to add the baking soda…hope it’s not necessary because it got left out!!

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