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Monster Cookies Recipe
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Monster Cookies Recipe

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"This recipe combines several favorite flavors-peanut butter, butterscotch and chocolate-in one big cookie," writes Patricia Schroedl of Jefferson, Wisconsin. "Before baking, I like to press a few extra M&M's on top for added color."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup M&M's
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 636 calories, 30 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 62 mg cholesterol, 392 mg sodium, 81 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream peanut butter, butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add baking soda and vanilla. Add oats, M&M's, butterscotch chips and peanuts; let stand for 10 minutes. Stir in flour (the dough will be crumbly).
  2. Shape 1/4 cupfuls into balls. Place on greased baking sheets, about nine cookies on each sheet. Gently flatten cookies. Bake at 325° for 15-18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Monster Cookies in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p53

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 636 calories, 30 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 62 mg cholesterol, 392 mg sodium, 81 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Reviews for Monster Cookies

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Reviewed Aug. 16, 2013

These are a hit, and I've made them a few times. One note: don't use crunch peanut butter. I did that recently but it seemed to make the cookies "dry."

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Reviewed Jul. 17, 2013

These were a big hit at my baby's dedication gathering! I've renamed "Many Blessings" cookies cause they are packed with lots of good things! Only alternation to the recipe I made was I did not add the peanuts cause I don't like nuts in stuff. So, instead of peanuts, I put in 1 cup of white choc chips. :o) They were a hit!

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2012

NO flavor...they were soooo bland. I followed the recipe exactly. Put them in airtight container overnight, next day they were as hard as a rock. SOOO disappointing!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2012

These are good, very peanut & peanut buttery. They aren't super sweet as far as cookies go. We made them 1/2 as big as the recipe says since our kids are smaller. Easier to handle if you put a few drops of water on your palms every 5 cookies or so.

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Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

Very good recipe. Will make again

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