6.09.2008

Monster Cookies


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.

Monster Cookies

3 eggs
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.


6 comments:

Sarah said...

those look really tasty!

Sally said...

Excellent, these could easily be made gluten free! Just use GF oats and everything else should be easy as pie! Thanks for the recipe

Prudy said...

Yummy! My family would love these. We always make them for the Fourth of July with the colored M and Ms.

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Such a perfect cookie! Love these!

EAT! said...

sarah - they are yummy and stay chewy!

sally - I have made them for gluten-free clients - they loved them!

prudy - I am stealing your suggestion to make them 4th of July treats.

my sweet & saucy - it is the "prefect cookie."

natalie said...

those looks soo good! my nephews are huge fans of m&m cookies so i'll have to surprise them this week!! unless my hubby eats them all! :)