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Monster Cookies -Gluten-Free Option

This Monster Cookies recipe has been handed down to many generations in my family. It was a favorite in my childhood during the Holidays and now a favorite of my own children as well.

This cookie is easy to make and delicious to eat and makes a large batch so you will have plenty to share.

monster cookies made with oatmeal, chocolate chips, and peanut butter.

Gluten-Free Option

This recipe has no flour making it really easy to make gluten-free!  It also contains oats that are naturally gluten-free.  If there are gluten-free restrictions, check the label on the oats to make sure they are made in a gluten-free facility.

There are also some great gluten-free options for chocolate chips out there.  Most chocolate candies are gluten-free as well, just check the packaging before purchasing.

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Easy to make Monster Cookies

This recipe is simple to make and it’s even great for beginner bakers.  This cookie batter comes together in a matter of minutes without a whole lot of work.

To make these cookies even easier to make, I use silicone mats for non-stick and easy cleanup.  One of my favorite tools when making cookies is my cookie scoop.  It makes perfectly sized cookies and they are come out the same!

This recipe comes together very easily with very simple ingredients.

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These are incredibly easy to mix, you don’t need a mixer.  I use one because it’s quicker but it’s not necessary. You can do it by spoon or by hand.  If you do make this recipe by hand -the trick is to make wide swipes in the bowl to thoroughly mix the ingredients.
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You simply sprinkle and stir in the chocolate chips and M&M’s so you don’t over mix and break the pieces.

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Turn these cookies into gifts by making cookie gift jars!

Yield: 27 Cookies

Monster Cookies (Gluten-Free Option)

Monster Cookies (Gluten-Free Option)

This Monster Cookie recipe has been handed down many generations in my family. It was a favorite in my childhood during the Holidays and now a favorite of my own children as well.  This cookie is easy to make and delicious to eat and makes a large batch so you will have plenty to share.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar, dark
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 1/2 cups oatmeal, *
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 11.5 oz bag chocolate chips, *
  • 11 oz bag M&M's

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Combine softened butter, peanut butter, vanilla, and eggs in mixing bowl and beat until creamy. I use my Kitchenaid Mixer.
  3. Combine oatmeal, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and baking soda in large bowl
  4. Mix on low.
  5. Slowly add dry mixture to mixing bowl and stir on low.
  6. Adding a little at a time, mix in chocolate chips.
  7. Mix in M&M's.
  8. Scoop cookie mixture onto ungreased cookie sheets. I use a cookie scoop to get the same size cookies.
  9. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes, let cool.

Notes

*To make these cookies gluten-free, choose gluten-free options for the oats and the chocolate chips.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

27

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 9.6gSaturated Fat: 4.6gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 24.1gFiber: 1.7gSugar: 16.7gProtein: 3.9g

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This Monster Cookies recipe has been handed down many generations in my family. It was a favorite in my childhood during the Holidays and now a favorite of my own children as well.  This cookie is easy to make and delicious to eat and makes a large batch so you will have plenty to share.  #monstercookies #holidaycookies #christmascookies #cookieexchange #oatmealcookie #cookierecipes #familyrecipes #glutenfreecookies

Jackie

Sunday 19th of April 2020

Amazing cookies!! I used chocolate chips and butterscotch chips instead of M&Ms, and only used about 1/2 bag of each and they turned out perfect. The dough seemed wet but the cookies didn’t spread too much, 13 minutes cook time was perfect. Once I took the cookies out of the oven and they cooled a little the middle looked a little wet, but they were cooked to perfection. Highly recommend!

Dana

Monday 20th of April 2020

Hey Jackie! Yup, they're supposed to look underbaked in the center... that's how you get that incredibly soft and chewy cookie! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed them!

Kathy

Thursday 19th of December 2019

Our neighbor, Kristin, sent these delicious cookies over earlier this month. She knows I like to freeze dough, and bake later. Kristen put dough balls in a ziploc freezer bag with a note on the bag of what to. I just baked these this morning, and they are delicious! I'm adding them to my baking recipes and sharing your site on my facebook page. Thank you for sharing these!

Dana

Saturday 21st of December 2019

Hi Kathy! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed these cookies!

Isabella

Monday 16th of December 2019

For some reason the cookies do not seem like they are done within the time frame it says which results in the bottom coming out a little burnt. Help.

Dana

Tuesday 17th of December 2019

Hi Isabella, The cookies should be soft in the middle. They still continue to bake once they are taken out of the oven.

Losa

Friday 8th of November 2019

My cookies are coming out completely flat. Is that normal? I'm frustrated cause I followed all the steps and idk when I could have gone wrong

Dana

Saturday 9th of November 2019

Your butter may be a little too soft. You can chill the dough for about half an hour to prevent the cookies from spreading in the oven.

Dana

Friday 20th of September 2019

Can you tell me which type of oatmeal works the best for these?

Dana

Sunday 22nd of September 2019

I used old-fashioned vs. quick oats because the cookies have more texture with the old-fashioned. How that helps!

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