M is for Monster Cookies

 Happy Monday!  I hope you had a GREAT weekend!  Everyone is home from school today for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!  YAY!  That automatically makes it a good Monday!

  Sooo, if you want to see how BRAVE I was this weekend. Follow this link to the 4 little Ferguson’s facebook page.   This is not for the faint of heart!  Click at your OWN risk, I had some people NOT too happy with me for posting. Gotta tell ya, that meat you buy in the store, didn’t originate in that pretty little package!  Just sayin. 🙂

On to the recipe:

  We have tried many a Monster Cookie recipe, but this one is hands down our favorite!  I found it way back in the old days, before I knew what food blogs were all about from Kitchen Scrapbook.  She was the first blog I ever followed, and she still has some of our favorite recipes!

This makes a HUGE batch! H_U_G_E!!!!  Like 200 cookies. 

  Feel free to half, or quarter it, to meet your needs.  FYI, we make a huge batch about once a year and freeze them between layers of wax paper in large Tupperware containers.  That way we are ready for:

“MO-OOOOOM! I need 3 dozen cookies for school tomorrow!”   🙂

Monster Cookies

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Monster Cookies txt 2

  • 12 whole Eggs
  • 2 pounds White Sugar
  • 2 pounds Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
  • 8 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 pound Butter Flavored Crisco
  • 2 pounds Peanut Butter
  • 18 cups Oatmeal
  • 1 pound Chocolate Chips
  • 1 pound M&Ms

Mix in order given. After oatmeal, slow down mixer and carefully add in chocolate chips and M&M’s. Drop by spoonfuls onto large baking sheets on parchment paper. Bake at 350* for 12 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE!

  Allow to cool for a minute or two before transferring to a cooling rack. Eat, or freeze between layers of wax paper in a large airtight Tupperware, to eat at a later time.

Like I mentioned, this is a HUGE recipe, so divide or quarter as necessary.

Here are the half quantities for your convenience:
6 eggs
2 cups white sugar
2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
4 tsp. baking soda
1 cup Crisco
2 cups Peanut Butter
9 cups oatmeal
1/2 pound each chocolate chips and M&M’s

Happy Baking!


16 thoughts on “M is for Monster Cookies

    • Argh! Oh dear! No, that should say 2 POUNDS of Peanut Butter, or about 4 cups since half a recipe is 2. Silly me, thanks for catching that! I will go fix it both places. It’ll take a while for Tasty Kitchen to bring it back up for printing, so give it a bit. Thank you! 🙂

  1. The cool thing about this recipe is that it would be very easy to make gluten free (there is gluten free oatmeal)!! Thanks for posting- I’m going to give it a try. Though I might use 1/4 of the recipe.

  2. This is my favorite cookie recipe, I have to half it just so it will fit in my mixer and i have the largest one for home! I love that you freeze them as well. I always freeze my cookies, it makes them more moist. :-). Enjoy your day with the kiddos!

  3. I spent part of yesterday looking for a good oatmeal peanut-butter Chocolate Chip M&M recipe and here it is how funny you should post this today:)
    I was wanting to use up a bag of” peanut butter” M&M’S that have been starring at me.
    I love the idea of making a Hugh batch and having them in the freezer I’m a freezer kind of girl!
    Thanks so much and enjoy your day with the kids my hubby is off today as well for the Holiday!

      • Freezing the cookie dough is a major time saver for me. I will whip up a couple different recipes of cookies, stick them in the freezer and then pull the dough out whenever i need some cookies made. Limits the mess to one day instead of everytime you make cookies. Also, if anyone loves peanut butter I subsitute reeces pieces for the m&m’s and peanut butter chips instead of chocolate chips. 🙂

  4. In this post…for me…M is for Mom. =) My mama made these often when I was growing up – the full batch. Always cracked me up to think of 18(!) c. of oatmeal! Yours look fabulous. MMM good! How sweet of you to share the halved measurements.

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