Monster Chip Cookies Recipe
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Monster Chip Cookies Recipe

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Judy Mabrey, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, shares these treats with "monsters" who ring her doorbell on Halloween. She also gives them as Christmas gifts.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups (24 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups chopped nuts

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 614 calories, 36g fat (13g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 412mg sodium, 70g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 4g fiber), 9g protein


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening, butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in vanilla and lemon juice. Combine the dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chips and nuts. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Drop by 1/4 cupfuls 3 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes or until lightly browned and center is set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Monster Chip Cookies in Taste of Home October/November 2001, p64

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Reviewed Apr. 23, 2014

"Made these today and they are so good. I chose to make them about tablespoon size and baked them at 350° for about 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown around the edges. Nice and chewy and will make again"

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"I also put in 36oz of chocolate chips and omit the nuts. Delicious!"

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"The best cookie recipe! I get asked to make these cookies all the time. The big difference that everyone talks about is the cinnamon is these cookies. My go to chocolate chip cookie recipe!"

Reviewed May. 22, 2011

"awesome cookie recipe. raves above toll-house recipe."

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"Delicious--the cinnamon is like a subtle secret ingredient."

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