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I’d like us all to adopt a new saying, “The kids made me do it.” Go ahead, start using this one because not only is it totally my life, but I feel like it’s also the perfect excuse to get away with a few things. Like these Reese’s Monster Cookies for example. Yes, they are like the original Monster Cookies, but with a little extra love.

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I’m beginning to think that I’m Averie Cooks’ twin because everything in my home revolves around peanut butter. Actually, I made the mistake of introducing our 3 year old to Biscoff so her world revolves around that. Anyway, I’m a bit of a baking with peanut butter snob too. I will only use Jif or Skippy when I make my cookies unless it’s some random flavor then I’ll look into another kind. They are just the flat out best for baking in my opinion.

reese's monster cookies because the kids made me do it and now I can't stop eating them! ohsweetbasil.com peanut butter cups, peanut butter, chocolate chips, m&ms

So, I decided to make the classic monster cookie and my daughter immediately said, “If you’re adding chocolate chips and m&m’s why wouldn’t you add Reese’s? It’s only going to make it way better.” Um, you’re a genius. So we did. And we ate them all. And it was heaven. The end. Let your cookie making begin.

Are Reeses Peanut Butter Chips Gluten Free?

All Reese’s peanut butter cups are gluten-free EXCEPT the seasonal shapes.

The Reese’s peanut butter baking chips are also on the gluten-free list.

Is Oatmeal Good For You?

Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth.

Oatmeal is packed with soluble fiber, which reduces your bad cholesterol.

Oats are gluten-free, whole grain, and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants.

Are Raisins Good For You?

Raisins are packed with energy and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Raisins can aid digestion, boost iron levels, and keep your bones strong.

Reese’s Monster Cookies

1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter (name brand works best) 1 stick softened, unsalted butter

Reese's Monster Cookies

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 3 -4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter name brand works best
  • 1 stick softened unsalted butter (8 tablespoons)
  • 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 1/4 cups quick oats
  • 3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup m&m's
  • 1/2 cup raisins * optional
  • 3/4 cup Reese's Peanut Butter Cups chopped

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl or mixer, add the butter and peanut butter and mix until smooth.
  • Add the sugar and cream again.
  • Add the eggs, vanilla and salt and mix on low speed until everything is smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, add the oats and baking soda and mix with a whisk, then dump into the creamed mixture.
  • Add the raisins, chocolate chips, m&m's, and Reese's.
  • Spoon onto a baking sheet and bake for 8-9 minutes.
  • Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Reese's Monster Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 173
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 17.4mg6%
Carbohydrates 20.5g7%
Fiber 1.4g6%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 3.8g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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11 comments

  • Wanted to make these cookies today – just wanted to check if the ingredient list is correct. You don’t have any flour listed, but there is 1 1/4 cups lt. brown sugar & 1 cup sugar (is the 1 cup sugar supposed to be flour?). And there’s no baking powder listed? wanted to check before I start making these delicious looking cookies. Thank you!

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    • Hi Janet,

      There’s no flour or baking powder in this recipe. 🙂 THanks!

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  • I WAS WONDERING IF THERE WERE ANY INGREDIENTS THAT WERE LEFT OFF THE RECIPE. I AM MAKING THESE TODAY AND THEY DO NOT LOOK LIKE THE PICTURE. DO YOU NEED TO ADD FLOUR AND BAKING POWDER!!!! BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT ON THE LIST FOR INGREDIENTS

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  • That’s adorable that your daughter loves Biscoff!

    and I don’t care who you blame these cookies on, I’m just happy they exist! The Reese’s totally take monster cookies to the next level!!

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  • Oh man these look divine–why do you live so far away? Guess I know what I’ll be baking in the next day!

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  • I will take 12! So delicious!

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  • While I’m choosing not to eat sugar (and gluten) anymore for health reasons and have usually found it pretty easy to not be tempted by things since then (last June), these look divine. And they’d be well liked and eaten here by a bunch of boys.

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  • LOL, love your excuse, especially since it brought these cookies into the world! I have no reason (or shame) behind my addiction to PB other than the fact that it’s deliciously magical. My addiction to biscoff, however, I blame on Trader Joe’s. They were sampling it, and that was the end of my self control.

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  • So happy that you made them with Reese’s! It is my favorite candy besides peanut m&ms.

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  • I definitely like that new saying! I’m going to start using it now 🙂 These monster cookies look awesome! And keep the pb + chocolate coming, it’s my favorite combination! Pinned 🙂

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  • Now I need to have kids so I can use that saying. Does the dog made me do it work? Hmmm..
    These cookies though..I’m drooling all ova the place! Reese’s are my fav…and so are cookies. So, these. Pinned!

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