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Monster Cookies

We have had this monster cookies recipe for years now and I still love it.

We've had this recipe for years, so you know it's good! These Monster Cookies are a family favorite and can be whipped up in minutes.

Paula Deen has the same recipe so we know it must be delicious and fattening.

we can't stop making these Monster cookies!! peanut butter with m&m's and chocolate!! ohsweetbasil.com

You don’t have to add the raisins if you don’t want to, but we love them!

we can't stop making these Monster cookies!! peanut butter with m&m's and chocolate!! ohsweetbasil.com

Can Cookie Dough Be Frozen?

Cookie dough can be frozen for up to 3 months.

You can form dough into a ball and freeze the whole batch in a freezer container.

Or, you can form individual cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet and freeze for  hours.

When frozen, transfer the cookies to a heavy duty freezer bag.

How Long Will Cookies Keep In the Freezer?

Cool cookies completely and freeze on a cookie sheet.

When frozen, transfer cookies to a heavy duty freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months.

What Can You Substitute For Brown Sugar?

You can use white sugar in equal amounts, but your cookies will be a little crisper.

Or, you can add 2 tablespoons molasses to every cup of substituted white sugar and you will not be able to tell the difference.

Monster Cookies

Raised in the Kitchen - Carrian Cheney

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we can't stop making these cookies!! peanut butter with m&m's and chocolate!! ohsweetbasil.com

Monster Cookies

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 36


  • 1 Cup butter unsalted, Softened
  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter Creamy, Name brand works best
  • 1 1/4 Cups Brown Sugar Light
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 3/4 Cups Quick Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 1/2 Cup M&Ms
  • 1/4 Cup Raisins * optional


  • Beat the butter in the bowl of a standing mixer until smooth and creamy. Add in the peanut butter and mix for 1-2 minutes. Add in the sugars and beat for another 2 minutes.
  • Carefully pour in the vanilla and add the eggs, stirring until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients. Add to the mixer and beat together until combined. Remove the bowl and using a wooden spoon or spatula, stir in the chocolate candies, chocolate chips and raisins if desired. Refrigerate for 30 minutes while you preheat the oven to 350.
  • Place by a scant 1/4 cup balls on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 min or until lightly browned and fluffy. These should not be over baked even a little.
Nutrition Facts
Monster Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 177mg8%
Potassium 130mg4%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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  • I made these today and these are dangerous cookies! Seriously GOOD. I hate raisens and I didn't have any m&m's so I made mine with butterscotch, white, and semi-sweet. YUM! Thanks for all your GREAT recipes

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  • I love cookies with chocolate and raisins together. Why are they called monster cookies?

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  • These were sooo GOOOD!!! Thanks for bringing some to us!

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  • you’re making my mouth water! i think i need to make some!

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