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

Monster Cookies

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


  • 1/4 Cup Butter , unsalted, Softened
  • 1 3/4 Cups Peanut Butter, creamy
  • 1 1/4 Cups Brown Sugar, light
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 3 Cups Quick Oats
  • 1 1/2 Cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3/4 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips, or milk or a combination with white chocolate
  • 3/4 Cup Mini 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.


Serving: 1gCalories: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 150mgPotassium: 160mgFiber: 2gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 85IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 100 Best Cookies Recipes on the Planet

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