Sweet Tooth Friday: MONSTER Cookies

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on March 3, 2011

When you say the name of these cookies, it’s required that you say it in your best monster voice. You know the one, deep and gravely. The one that kind of hurts your throat after. The one that brings uncontrollable giggles from your kids.

It may actually be required by law that you use this voice. Penalty being that if you don’t use the voice, the cookies will taste like sand. So, if you make these and they taste like a long day at the beach, now you know why. You didn’t use the correct voice. You have been warned.

Every once in a while I’m able to convince the kiddo to help me create these baked goodies. Usually he prefers to run through the house like a wild man instead of sitting at the counter and dumping ingredients into the bowl. I can’t imagine why. I mean, running through the house is great, but does it result in licking the beater with delicious cookie dough? No, no it does not.

When it came time to making the MONSTER cookies {could you tell I was saying it in my monster voice?} he at first declined. Until the giant bag of M&M’s came out. Really, is there any other kind of bag of M&M’s than giant? Those candy-cover chocolates called to his little boy ears and he hoped right up to the counter and didn’t budge and inch.

Of course when the cookies were done, he barely nibbled at it, the stinker that he is. But the day after, and the next day and the day after that, he was asking. pleading for them by name. In his very best monster voice.

Monster Cookies

Everyone seems to have their own version of this recipe. Mine came from my mom, who swiped it from the Food Network, who borrowed it from Paula Dean, the butter queen herself. And in this case, peanut butter. Beware, these cookies are addicting. In the best possible way.


Sweet Tooth Friday: MONSTER Cookies

Sweet Tooth Friday: MONSTER Cookies


  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 12-ounce jar creamy peanut butter
  • 1 stick butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 to 1 cup M&M's
  • 3/4 to 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4-1/2 cups old fashioned oatmeal (not instant)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a very large mixing bowl, combine the eggs and sugars. Mix well.
  3. Add the salt, vanilla, peanut butter, and butter. Mix well.
  4. Stir in the M&Ms, chocolate chips, baking soda, and oatmeal.
  5. Drop by tablespoons 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Do not overbake.
  7. Let stand for about 3 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool.
  8. When cool, store in large resealable plastic bags.
  9. Note: I like to bake half of the batch and the freeze the rest. It prevents me from eating the entire batch in one sitting and makes sure that I have some cookies ready to go should I need them quickly. To freeze the dough I form balls and place them on a cookie sheet. The cookie sheet goes into the freezer for a few hours, or until the dough is frozen. I then store it in a freezer bag or plastic container. This way I can take out as many cookies as needed and bake them in minutes.

Ready to link up with Sweet Tooth Friday? I only have a few rules:

  1. Link directly to your post, not to the main page of your blog.
  2. Link back to my blog an/or include the Sweet Tooth Friday button.
  3. Visit a few of the other blogs. Spread the sweet-love!

This post is proudly linked up to Mouthwatering Mondays, Made By You Monday, Simply Share It, This Week’s Cravings,Tuesdays and the Table, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, It’s a Blog Party, My Sweet and Savory, What’s Cooking Wednesday, Ultimate Recipe Swap, It’s a Keeper Thursdays, Foodie Friday, Grocery Cart Challenge, Friday Firsts, Food on Fridays, I’m Loving It, Friday Pot Luck, Sweets for a Saturday.

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1 Michele March 3, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the invite to link up to your blog. I’m excited to peruse your recipes a bit.

2 PinayInTexas March 3, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Hey Allison…thanks for the link up invite! More power to your blog!

3 Crystal & Co. March 3, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Thanks for inviting me. Those monster cookies look yum! :)

4 Paula March 3, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Hi Allison. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and for the link-up invite. My pleasure. I grabbed your button for my blog’s sidebar…thanks!

You know, I have never made monster cookies. I’m pretty sure my grandkids would love them. What’s not to love! Thanks for the recipe. I will definitely bake a batch soon and let you know how they went over with everyone.

Your blog is so cute. I just subscribed!

5 Sherri March 3, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Thanks for the linky invite. I haven’t made cookies like that in a long time. They look delish!

6 Umm Mymoonah March 4, 2011 at 3:07 am

Your cookies looks really awesome, pictures are also great. I have linked my recipe for this week Sweet Tooth :)

7 Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies March 4, 2011 at 3:39 am

I just linked up with my Starbucks Pumpkin Scones.

8 Maggie March 4, 2011 at 6:53 am

These do look yummy! Love your MONSTER cookie voice. The kids always crack when I use my COOKIE monster voice when making COOKIES. Love the idea about freezing a batch for a quickie bake. How cool is that?! Suprisingly I have thought of it with dinner, but not with COOKIES. I may have to go and make some now!

9 Jessica March 4, 2011 at 6:56 am

Are you not so impressed with me. Notonly did I remember to link up but I did it early! Yeah! SCore!

10 Yvonne @ StoneGable March 4, 2011 at 7:05 am

Thank for inviting me to Sweet Toothfairy Friday. What a great name!!!!! When my children were little they LOVED cookies with M&M’s. But I never thought to make them. These look fun and easy to make and can tame any little monster into a well behaved child… even for just a few minutes!
Thanks for hosting!

11 Beth March 4, 2011 at 7:18 am

Thanks for inviting me to your party! I love monster cookies. One year I made them and entered them in the Iowa State Fair. I did get a ribbon! They’re great!
Blessings, Beth

12 Pat March 4, 2011 at 8:24 am

Your son must really love these…and you. They look delish! Thanks so much for hosting this event. I’m off to check out these wonderful sounding dishes.

Have a great weekend!

13 TheKitchenWitch March 4, 2011 at 10:00 am

Ah yes, Paula Deen. Butter and sugar and gooey things. Heaven for children!

14 April@The 21st Century Housewife March 4, 2011 at 10:44 am

This recipe could turn anyone into a cookie monster! It sounds wonderful, and I’m looking forward to giving it a try. Visiting from Food on Fridays at Ann Kroeker’s blog. I hope to pop back next week and link up to your Sweet Tooth Friday!

15 Concetta March 4, 2011 at 10:51 am

They cookies will certainly cure any sweet tooth! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

16 Lindy@ Itsy Bitsy Paper March 4, 2011 at 11:12 am

These cookies look scrumptious! I do a Cookie Time Tuesday and I may just have to use this recipe to feature one week. Thank you for sharing.

17 Kim March 4, 2011 at 11:12 am

Thanks for the link party! I love your blog! Come on by my blog when you have a chance–I’d love to have a fellow sweet tooth you as a follower! :)

18 Andrea (Andreas Kitchen) March 4, 2011 at 11:46 am

Hi Allison- Happy Friday! Yay, your linky worked the first time!
This week I am sharing my recipe for Banana Walnut Cookies. This cookie is a new creation for me and I added some cinnamon chips- I think they really make this cookie special.
This recipe is gluten free, but it can be made with “regular” flour if you don’t have an issue with gluten.
Thanks for hosting!

19 Angela March 4, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Thanks for the invite to your linky party! Those cookies look DIVINE! I shared the Snicker Brownie Bites with Marshmallow Fluff. Thanks again!

20 Liz@HoosierHomemade March 4, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Looks like the party is well underway. I’ll mark my calendar for next week.
Thanks Allison!

21 angie March 4, 2011 at 5:35 pm

I love monster cookies they have always been my younger brothers favorite

22 Janis@Open My Ears Lord March 4, 2011 at 9:17 pm

YUMMMM!!!! My grown young men will eat them up like monsters! Copying it now!


23 Muthering Heights March 4, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Those look SO good!!!

24 Tiffanee March 4, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Ooh send me one, two or a dozen. Yum.

25 Khara March 5, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Um, these look like the kind of cookies I’d make and, scarily, would probably devour in a day . . . kinda like a cookie monster so maybe fitting?

26 carolinaheartstrings March 5, 2011 at 6:37 pm

Thanks so much for visiting our site, liking our recipe and asking us to join your linky. I grabbed your buttom and put it on the recipe. Love your site!

27 Liz March 5, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Thanks for the invite, Alli! I love, love monster cookies and often have a batch in the freezer :)

28 Jenn@eatcakefordinner March 5, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Peanut Butter, Oats and M&M’s all in one, this is my kind of cookie!!

29 Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING March 7, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Thanks so much for linking to THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS ROMANTIC DINNERS! We appreciate it! Don’t forget to come back next week for a St. Patrick’s Celebration “GREEN FOOD”! (I would be fun to make GREEN Monster Cookies)


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