A delicious cookie that is filled with all your favorites! Creamy peanut butter, chocolate chips and M&M’s to name a few. These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Monster Cookies can be used in so many ways. Bake sales, cookie exchange parties, birthday parties, game day…I could go on and on. Everyone loves a good peanut butter oatmeal cookie….add a few more ingredients and you have a monster of a cookie! So addictive you’ll want to make a double batch!
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WHY THE NAME MONSTER COOKIE?
It’s not about the size…it’s more about the monstrous amount of ingredients that goes into the making of a monster cookie. The original recipe even had jam! I think the focus was more about using whatever was in the pantry. But mostly Monster Cookies are made with oats, peanut butter, mini chocolate chips and M&M’s.
HOW TO SAFELY FREEZE COOKIE DOUGH
- Make cookie dough as directed
- Form dough (in this case into a mound, I like using an ice cream scoop)
- Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze until hard
- Once hard drop into a labeled freezer safe zip top bag
- Place back into the freezer (up to 3 months) until ready to use.
HOW TO BAKE FROZEN COOKIE DOUGH
- Grab as many dough balls as you want to bake
- Preheat oven as directed from the recipe
- Place dough balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet, spread apart
- If you allow the dough balls to thaw, bake as directed from the recipe. If you choose to bake the dough balls frozen, you’ll have to adjust the baking time to allow for the dough ball to defrost.
HOW TO MAKE SAFE EDIBLE RAW COOKIE DOUGH
STOP buying store bought cookie dough and eating it raw! That’s a good way of getting food poisoning. Making your own edible raw cookie is easier then you think and can be added to a variety of desserts. From frostings to cupcake fillings making your own edible raw cookie dough is AHH-MAZING! HERE’S THE SECRET…..Take out the eggs, baking soda and baking powder in your favorite cookie dough recipe and you’ve got EDIBLE RAW COOKIE DOUGH!
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
- ½ cup M&M's
Preheat oven to 375°. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl add the butter, sugars, egg and vanilla. Mix until light and creamy. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Mix until creamy. Stir in the oats, chocolate chips and M&M's. Using an ice cream scoop add mounds of cookie dough to the prepared cookie sheets (ONLY 6 TO A SHEET). Bake 14 minutes. Slide parchment paper with the cookies onto the counter or a wire rack. Cool completely before removing cookies from the paper.