I’m a huge fan of the monster cookie. As far as I’m concerned, the more goodies you can stuff in a cookie, the better. This version has oats, peanut butter, M&Ms (loving all the holiday baking items!), and chocolate chips but you can add butterscotch chips, raisins, various nuts, or pretty much whatever you want.
This recipe calls for you to use a 1/4 cup measure to shape the cookies which makes seriously large cookies and who doesn’t love massive cookies?! They’re crisp around the edges but still a bit soft in the middle. And bursting with yummy add-ins, of course.
My kids went crazy over these and my 1 year old had his first ever cookie-dipped-in-milk experience:
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
- ½ cup butter softened
- 1¼ cups packed brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup M&Ms
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 325F. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream peanut butter, butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add baking soda and vanilla. Use a rubber spatula to add oats, M&M's, and semisweet chocolate chips. Stir in flour (the dough will be stiff).
Shape ¼ cupfuls into balls. Place on prepared baking sheet, about nine cookies per batch. Gently flatten cookies. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks.