Monster Cookies

Total Time:
23 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
3 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
3 dozen
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 12 -ounce jar creamy peanut butter
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup multi-colored chocolate candies
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup raisins, optional
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 1/2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal (not instant)
Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats.

In a very large mixing bowl, combine the eggs and sugars. Mix well. Add the salt, vanilla, peanut butter, and butter. Mix well. Stir in the chocolate candies, chocolate chips, raisins, if using, baking soda, and oatmeal. 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 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool. When cool, store in large resealable plastic bags.


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I took someone's advice from the reviews and used a 1/2 cup less of oats. They were perfect and chewy! Take them out as soon as the cookies look dry. Let stand and cool for 10 minutes - my tip. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this recipe was well crafted, Though I think maybe a bit less oats and it'll be perfect item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! While I'm no great baker, I had no issue with the cookies spreading or staying in balls. I did not refrigerate the dough, I rolled the dough into balls, and I used silicone baking mats per the directions. I know that over-greasing baking sheets can cause cookies to spread too much, so I suggest using parchment paper or baking mats. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We followed the recipe. They did not turn out. They were yucky cookie balls. Such a bummer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are really excellent cookies! I had no problem with spreading and didn't refrigerate the dough. They stay soft which is so great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were good cookies:) I followed the recipe exactly except for the raisins (just don't care for them). Just make sure you refrigerate for at least an hour before baking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my go to recipe for Monster Cookies! Love them! I do cut down on the sugar and refrigerate the dough for 2 hrs before baking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were very good. I'm giving it four stars only because it is too sweet for our taste. Mine didn't flatten as much as others did, probably because we used old-fashioned oatmeal instead of quick cooking oatmeal (after dropping them onto the baking sheet, I flattened them with the back of the spatula prior to baking- if we didn't they would have baked into cake-pop like cookies). I love the chewy texture from the rolled oats, the slight peanut buttery taste and the dark chocolate chips, absolutely delicious! The next time we bake these, we are going to reduce the amount of sugar by 1/4 cup and increase the amount of peanut butter. Thank you for a yummy recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these for years now. Once we did, my family was hooked. I use only chocolate chips - a mix of milk chocolate, white chocolate, and peanut butter chips (no raisins or candies). Also, double up on the peanut butter. Just my little spin, but they are the biggest hit ever. We make multiple batches so people can take them home too......per their request previous to Xmas. Merry Christmas !!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
BEst cookies ever, makes a bunch!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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