Tuesday 16 February 2010

How To... make Monster Cookies

One of my favorite cookies growing up was Monster Cookies. One of my aunts would make them for us when she would visit us. We would enjoy the cookies full of M&M’s and chocolate chips while we played “car city” on the living room floor (car city is probably another “How To” for another Tuesday.)

I still enjoy these cookies; I’ve introduced my husband to them and he now enjoys them, too. So much, he’s like a cookie monster when they’re out of the oven – ready to gobble any crumbs, or even a cookie!

All sentiments aside, here are the ingredients, a few photos and the steps to make your very own Monster Cookies. I hope you’ll enjoy these sweet treats as much as I have and that you’ll share them with the ones you love.

3 eggs
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
1 T. vanilla
¼ T. syrup
2 t. baking soda
1 c. peanut butter (creamy or chunky, your choice)
4 ½ c. oatmeal
100 grams chocolate chips (or chocolate bar, chopped)
100 grams M&M candies (peanut or plain, your choice)

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Drop by spoonful onto a cookie sheet or other baking tray and bake for 12 minutes in a 175 degree Celsius oven (preheated). Do your best not to over bake, unless you enjoy crunchy cookies. On a side note, this recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies, depending on the size - I like to split the dough and freeze half for a special, easy treat another day!

Once your cookies are ready, sit down with your tea or coffee and enjoy a few of these yummy cookies, maybe invite a friend to share in the fun!

Note: These cookies are a great option for anyone with Gluten intolerances; however, are not recommended for anyone with peanut allergies.

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Thanks for baking cooking with me!



  1. Cortney - is there any chance you could come round to mine and bake my husbands birthday cake???? My first attempt is burnt to a crisp. I'm a disaster!... ;D

    P.S These cookies look so yummy that he might get them instead!!!

  2. Sorry for being so dim now but I have a few questions:

    Is c. a cup & T. a tablespoon and t. a teaspoon. Is the vanilla a vanilla essence or something else & what type of syrup, maple or golden?

    I am going to try these as soon as the pancake hangover wears off.

  3. Hi Tanya and ooakie,

    apologies for delay in response - internet issues!!!

    Tanya, Iw ould be most happy to bake your husband's birthday cake, although, by now it's too late. So maybe for next year ;)

    ookie, to clarify for you.
    c = cup
    T = Tablespoon
    t = teaspoon

    For the vanilla extract or essence is acceptable, with essence the flavor will be a bit stronger. And syrup used makes no difference, it's mainly an agent to keep the ingredients "stuck" together.

    I still have a small batch in the freezer - might have to have them as a treat later in the week, although I still have a chocolate cake with peppermint frosting to finish!!!