Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Monster Cookies

I've been baking a ton of cookies because of Christmas and I have been so hungry for these.  I didn't make them because they didn't seem Christmas-y enough to me so I held off until now.  There are a lot of ingredients in here and these babies are chewy and chocolatey and peanut buttery and all kinds of yummy.  

They're quick to mix  (recipe says 20 minutes - took me about 10) but they seemed to take forever to bake!  In looking at the yield on the recipe just now, it says these should yield 5 dozen.  I got just over 3 dozen.  Hmmm...the baking time was longer because my cookies were, apparently, giant!

Baking time/yield aside, these were DELICIOUS!  Even a smaller one is like a complete meal!

Monster Cookies


  • 3 cups quick oats (not instant)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Spice Islands Vanilla Extract
  • 1 package (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup candy-coated chocolate pieces
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Combine quick oats, flour, baking soda and cinnamon in a medium bowl; set aside.

Cream butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl. Add peanut butter and mix well.  Mix in eggs and vanilla until well blended.  Stir in oat mixture.  Fold in chocolate chips, candies and raisins.  Drop 1-1/2 inch dough balls onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes.  Cool slightly and remove from pans.

Quick Facts

Prep Time
20 minutes
Bake Time
12 minutes

Yields: 5 Dozen

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