Best Ever Monster Cookies


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These cookies can be easily altered to include practically anything you might have kicking around your pantry. M&Ms, peanut butter or white chocolate chips, raisins, dried cranberries, nuts… basically everything but the kitchen sink! :)

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Best Ever Monster Cookies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
These Monster cookies can be easily altered to include practically anything you might have kicking around your pantry. M&Ms, peanut butter or white chocolate chips, raisins, dried cranberries, nuts!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (either smooth or chunky will work)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
Optional Mix-Ins:
  • 2 cups total of any of the following:
  • Dried fruit such as cranberries, blueberries, cherries, raisins
  • Chocolate or peanut butter M&Ms, any kind of baking chip such as peanut butter or white chocolate, toffee bits
  • Chopped nuts of any sort- cashews, peanuts, walnuts, almonds and pumpkin seeds are all great

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Instructions

  1. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Cream together peanut butter, butter, molasses, and vanilla until fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Add sugar and mix until incorporated.

  3. Place oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a bowl and whisk until combined.

  4. Add dry ingredients a bit at a time to wet ingredients. Mix until combined.

  5. Drop in your mix-ins, stir gently to combine.

  6. Using a cookie scoop, drop cookie dough in golf-ball sized portions on prepared pans. Leave about 3 inches between cookies.

  7. Bake 10-12 minutes or just until golden on the edges.

  8. Allow cookies to cool about 3 minutes on the pan. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information does not include add-ins.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 135, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 106mg, Potassium: 70mg, Carbohydrates: 21g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 12g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 1.8%, Calcium: 1.4%, Iron: 3.7%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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