Perfect Monster Cookies
Candy is the star in this recipe! Use what you've got to create perfect monster cookies!
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 2 Dozen
  • ½ cup salted butter (aka 1 stick) softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup quick oats
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 total cup of your favorite baking chips and chocolate candies. For this recipe today I used equal parts chocolate chips, plain M & M's and peanut butter M & M's.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the brown sugar, sugar, and butter. Got a mixer? Use it for about three minutes on medium speed. I did it the old fashioned way with my hands and a fork. In the following order, add peanut butter, egg, and vanilla. Add baking soda and flour to the bowl and mix slowly, do not over mix. Fold in oats and chocolates.
  3. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until the dough is firm.
  4. Using an ice cream scoop, drop cookie dough onto cookie sheet. I didn't grease mine or use wax paper. If you don't have an ice cream scoop, use a table spoon to drop the cookies.
  5. Before baking, press lightly with a fork. Otherwise, the bottoms will burn and the tops will be soggy and undone.
  6. Bake at 350 for 9 to 10 minutes. I baked these for exactly 9 minutes and they turned out perfect. When you pull them out of the oven, they will look undone. As they cool, they will firm up. They need about 10 minutes to cool on the cookie sheet before you should transfer them to a wire rack.
  7. If they are not all consumed by the members of your household immediately, store them in a covered container at room temperature. Mine never get to this point though...
Recipe by A Cookie Before Dinner at