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Chewy Monster Cookies

Peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, and colorful candies make these the best Monster Cookies you've ever tasted... sweet treats that your whole family will love!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Cookies
Servings: 3 doz
Author: Simply Happenstance


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 12 - ounce jar natural peanut butter creamy or chunky
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1 cup milk chocolate m&m candies
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 1/2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal {not instant}


  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs and sugars. Mix well using a wooden spoon. Add the salt, vanilla, peanut butter, and butter. Continue to stir until combined. Stir in the chocolate candies, chocolate chips, baking soda, and oatmeal.
  • Chill for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Drop by tablespoons 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Do not overbake. Let stand for about 3-5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool. When completely cool, store in an airtight tupperware container, or large resealable plastic bags. Enjoy!


Recipe adapted from the Food Network: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/monster-cookies-recipe.html