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Give me a MONSTER Cookie!

I have seen a few posts floating around on American blogs about Monster Cookies and after reading the ingredients (mainly peanut butter and chocolate), I decided that I definitely needed to make these! I had two bags of non red and blue M&Ms left over from the Team GB Banana and Chocolate Cake to use up, and this recipe was the perfect opportunity for it. They are very simple and fun to make, and you can substitute ingredients to suit your taste – next time I am trying with nutella πŸ™‚

The recipe is based on the Monster Cookie recipe by RecipeGirl.com – and adapted with a British twist (makes around 20 cookies).


185g crunchy peanut butter
55g butter (softened)
85g soft light brown sugar
155g granulated sugar
2 medium eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
200g rolled oats
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
80g milk chocolate (chopped)
80g M&Ms

Preheat the oven to 180C and grease a baking tray. Beat together the peanut butter, butter and both sugars in a large bowl until well combined.

Mix in the eggs one at a time, then mix in the vanilla extract, oats, baking powder and bicarb of soda. Add the chocolate and M&Ms, and stir until fully combined.

Place tablespoons of the mixture on the baking tray and lightly shape into balls (evenly spaced apart). Bake for 8 – 10 minutes or until the cookies start to slightly brown (be careful to not overbake them – even an extra few minutes will burn them). Leave the cookies to cool on the tray for 5 minutes to firm up, then transfer them to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.

The cookies will keep for 3 – 4 days in an airtight container. I would advise keeping them somewhere a bit out of reach so that you do not end up eating them all at once (which I almost did). Enjoy πŸ™‚

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I am a keen reader and baker who loves all things sweets! This site is for me to review books and share baking recipes. If you have any comments or recommendations, then please get in touch!


4 thoughts on “Give me a MONSTER Cookie!

  1. Wow. They look amazing! And that batter…… dangerous!

    Posted by kerrycooks | August 6, 2012, 11:36
  2. They look so good! My little monsters would love these..;-)

    Posted by NickkiT | August 8, 2012, 08:32


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