Who doesn’t love easy monster cookies? I want to meet them just so I can call them cray-cray! These delightful cookies are flourless, filled with M & M’s and have the glorious peanut better taste!
My first memory of these easy monster cookies was when I was at my childhood best friend’s house and her mom made them.
I stood there with my friend Michelle at my side as we both plucked a cookie off the cooling rack. I took one bite and oh my word! Explosions in my mouth! There were so many of my favorite things in this one cookie.
Peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips and M&M’s.
How yummy is a cookie with all of those flavors together? So yummy, let me tell you.
Now, I’m not sure why they are named monster cookies. Maybe because of the Sesame Street character, Cookie Monster? I hope so, because I know he would love them!
Or maybe because the original recipe was so huge that I remember it being mixed in a big stockpot. In other words, the batch was MONSTER big.
I’m thinking that is the reason for the name, but I guess I’ll never know.
Do you know? Leave me a comment to school me in why.
How to make easy monster cookies
I preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
I start by grabbing my trusty stand mixer and plopping some room temperature butter into it along with some brown sugar.
I turn on the mixer and mix it all up. The mixture will be crumbly.
It won’t be creamy until you put in 2 eggs and vanilla. Which I do now.
I grab the rest of the ingredients: peanut butter, rolled oats and some baking soda.
Time to add the baking soda and peanut butter to my mix.
Here’s what it looks like.
No flour here
I add the rolled oats, M&M’s and the chocolate chips.
Let’s look at the M&M’s and chocolate chips.
Doesn’t that photo make you happy?
I stir it all together with a rubber spatula.
It is a very moist batter, because it doesn’t have any flour in it, so I use a scoop to make the balls of the easy monster cookies on the cookie sheets.
I pop one of the sheets with the easy monster cookies into the oven and set my timer for 15 minutes.
I let the easy monster cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before taking them off and transferring them onto a wire rack.
Yay. Time to plate some and eat them.
I ask Christopher to help me by dunking an easy monster cookie into some nice cold milk.
And so he does.
I also ask him to take the cookie out of the milk so I can get a better look.
I love how the M&M’s drip color into the milk. See the pink on top?
I eat that dripping half of easy monster cookie for sustenance, so I could carry on to take the last shot.
Yum, yum, yum!
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Easy Monster Cookies
- 1/4 cup butter room temperature
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup peanut butter crunchy
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 3/4 cups chocolate chips
- 3/4 cups M & M's
- Preheat oven 350 F
- Put butter and brown sugar in stand mixer and mix until combined, it will be crumbly
- Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined
- Add baking soda and peanut butter and mix until just combined
- Add rolled oats, chocolate chips and M & M's and mix with a rubber spatula
- Scoop dough on the cookie sheets leaving room between each ball. I don't put more than 12 cookies on each sheet
- Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned
- Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from cookie sheet and transferring onto a wire rack
- Plate a few cookies
- Grab your milk of choice
- Gobble some cookies