Use this cookie dough to make one giant monster cookie or 4 smaller monster cookies. Feel free to substitute the M&Ms or chocolate chips with your favorite add-ins such as chopped peanut butter cups, raisins, white chocolate chips, or chopped nuts.
- 2 Tablespoons (29g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 2 Tablespoons (25g) granulated sugar
- 2 Tablespoons (25g) packed light or dark brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons (30ml) beaten egg (crack an egg, beat it, then use 2 Tbsp)
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons (31g) creamy peanut butter*
- 6 Tablespoons (46g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
- 2 Tablespoons (10g) old-fashioned whole rolled oats (or quick oats)
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup (65g) M&Ms
- 2 Tablespoons (22g) semi-sweet chocolate chips, plus extra for garnish if desired
- Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle or whisk attachment, beat the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together in a large bowl on medium-high speed until combined and creamy. Add beaten egg, vanilla extract, and peanut butter then beat on medium-high speed until combined. Scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bowl as needed. Beat in the flour, oats, baking soda, and salt on low speed, then beat in the M&Ms and chocolate chips until combined. The dough will be sticky. If it’s too sticky to handle, chill in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes.
- Shape into a mound in the center of the lined baking sheet. Bake for 20-30 minutes until edges and top are lightly browned. The center will look super soft, but it will set as the cookie cools. If the cookie isn’t spreading as it bakes, remove it from the oven, then gently flatten with a spoon.
- Cool the cookie on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before eating. As it cools, press a few chocolate chips into the top, if desired, for garnish. Cookie freezes well up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature.
- One Batch: Want to make a whole batch of monster cookies? Here’s my recipe for Monster Cookies.
- 4 Smaller Monster Cookies: You can use this recipe to make four smaller monster cookies. Just divide the dough into 4 smaller mounds on the lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.
- Peanut Butter: Use a thick non-natural style peanut butter such as Jif or Skippy. Crunchy peanut butter works, too! If using a natural peanut butter, make sure it’s on the thicker side. And feel free to skip the peanut butter, making no other changes to the recipe.
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