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Monster Chip Cookies Recipe

Monster Chip Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 614 calories, 36 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 412 mg sodium, 70 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 9 g protein.

Reviews for Monster Chip Cookies

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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."

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2010

"Everyone who has these cookies loves them!"

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

"really great recipe. I made them smaller so that I had a BIG batch to share. Also used crisp cereal instead of nuts 1st time I made them to share, as some cannot tolerate nuts."

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2009

"These turned out even bigger than I thought they would. My kids and husband loved them and told me I should make them again."

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2009

"Too cake like for my liking. Not enough oatmeal, either. It is just a matter of taste."

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