Monster Cookies

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Peanut butter-oatmeal-M&M cookies. Need I say more?

These cookies hail from Kelly Senyei’s wonderful site, Just a Taste. Thick, chewy and peanut buttery, these are not the ones you set out for afternoon tea. They’re the ones you bring in a Tupperware to a friend’s for a New Girl marathon. Or on a road trip. Or anywhere, for that matter.

I used commercial PB –  Skippy is my favorite for baking. I suppose you could use natural peanut butter, but the texture might be more crumbly. These cookies do not contain flour, but rely on old-fashioned oats to bind the dough together. I used M&Ms (Easter colored!) but you could sub in (or add) chocolate chips, toffee chips or any other tasty bit that you have lying around.

These go really well with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk. And your DVR lineup.

Monster Cookies

Recipe adapted from Just a Taste

1 cup white sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
½ cup butter (1 stick), at room temperature
3 eggs
1½ cups peanut butter (smooth or chunky, I used Skippy)
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
4½ cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup M&Ms (mini or regular)


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream together the white sugar, brown sugar and butter with an electric mixer.
  3. Beat in the eggs, peanut butter, vanilla, baking soda and salt.
  4. Stir in the oats and M&Ms.
  5. Scoop 2-to 3-tablespoon mounds of the dough onto a parchment paper- or Silpat-lined cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.

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3 thoughts on “Monster Cookies

  1. Clare, I made these and brought them , along with Kathleen’s Five Ingredient Cookies, to my bowling league this morning. Everyone loved them and the league thinks I am an amazing baker! Thanks for making me look so good.

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