The Monster Cookie is another favorite around our house and with the neighborhood kids. I like making cookies because they are easy to throw together. If I make enough, I can hide some in the freezer as my own late night stash. The cookie is a combo of oatmeal, peanut butter, and M&Ms - a prerequisite to any good cookie is chocolate and peanut butter.
Thanks again to my Stepmom from the recipe. She makes me look like a hero when I bring a batch of these to the pool, a lacrosse or softball game or just have a jarful on my counter.
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1/2 cup margarine
4 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 10 ounce bag M&Ms
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl combine all ingredients, except the oats and M&Ms, in the order listed. Mix until well combined. Stir in the oats and M&Ms being careful not to crack the M&Ms shells.
Drop by golfball size pieces onto prepared baking sheets - about 6 to a sheet. Press down slightly. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes - they should look a little under done. Let cool for a minute or two on the sheet and then remove to parchment paper on the counter.
Serve with cold milk.