Monster Cookies

These gluten-free Monster Cookies will make everyone smile! What's not to love about a peanut butter* oatmeal cookie with lots M&Ms and chocolate chips? *Substitute your favorite nut or seed butter.

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Monster Cookies

Easy, Yummy and a total Crowd-pleaser!

Who else loves a Monster Cookie?

What’s not to love about a peanut butter oatmeal cookie with lots of chocolate chips and M&Ms?  (Feel free to substitute your favorite nut or seed butter by the way!)

We started with our favorite Peanut Butter Cookies, which are a long time family recipe… made some tweaks and added some gluten-free oats, chocolate chips & M&Ms.

And they are a total hit!

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Best part? The are super easy to make and are made with pantry staples, except for the M&Ms which I happened to have picked up while stocking up on essentials at the store the other week.

All you need is …. butter or dairy free butter, brown sugar, cane sugar, vanilla extract, eggs (I haven’t made them with flax eggs but provide my recommendation), peanut butter, gluten-free flour (we used GF Jules, affiliate link), baking soda, gluten-free baking powder, a pinch of salt, gluten-free oats (we used GF Harvest, amazon affiliate link), chocolate chips and M&Ms.

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And they are super easy to whip up!

Using a hand mixer or stand mixer (we love our Kitchen Aid-amazon affiliate link, as you know!) or even mixing by hand, beat the butter, sugar and vanilla.

Then beat in the eggs and peanut butter.

Add in the flour.

Then the oats. Then stir in the chips and M&Ms leaving some aside for topping if desired.

Roll into balls, press down gently and top with the extra m&ms and extra chips if you like.

The entire process takes 15 minutes or less!

Bake for just 10 minutes and enjoy!

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Hope you love them as much as we do!

Scroll down for recipe and leave a comment if you try.

Recipe

5.0 from 3 reviews
Monster Cookies
 
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An easy, gluten-free cookie that will make you smile! What's not to love about a peanut butter oatmeal cookie with lots of chocolate chips and M&Ms? (Feel free to substitute your favorite nut or seed butter)
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Recipe type: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Nut-free optional, Dairy-free optional
Serves: 20-24 cookies
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (or 1 stick) butter or dairy-free butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ⅓ - ½ cup cane sugar (my family doesn't love a sweet cookie so I made these with ⅓ cup but if you want slightly sweeter cookie can go up to ½ cup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs (I haven't made these with flax egg yet but this would be the amount I would use: 1½ flax eggs = 1½ tablespoon flax seed meal + 3¾ tablespoons water, mixed and let stand 5 minutes)
  • ½ cup peanut butter or nut/ seed butter of choice (I used Natural Creamy Peanut Butter)
  • 1 cup gluten-free all purpose flour (with xanthum gum)* (We used GF Jules flour, Affiliate Link)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 cup gluten-free oats
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or chips of choice
  • ½ cup M&Ms or chocolate candy of choice, plus more for topping
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Using a stand up mixer or hand mixer, mix butter, sugars and vanilla until well combined and creamy.
  3. Add eggs and beat thoroughly.
  4. Beat in Peanut Butter.
  5. In a separate small bowl, add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix with a fork or pastry cutter. Then add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and mix until combined.
  6. Add in oats and mix till combined.
  7. Add in chocolate chips and m&ms and gently mix till combined. (You could opt to leave some out for topping or use extra for topping)
  8. Form into tiny balls (about 1½ -2 inches) and place on prepared baking sheets about 1½ inches apart. Gently press dough balls to flatten them, top with additional m&ms or chips as desired.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes.
  10. Store in an airtight container. Store well at room temp for a week. Freeze well.

 

8 thoughts on “Monster Cookies

  1. These cookies are to die for! I have already baked them twice in three days! My mom said that they are the best cookies she has ever had… and she eats a lot of cookies!!!

  2. Oh My Gosh!! Those cookies! This recipe!
    simple easy to do soooo yummy …

    we made a bunch of those last week-end. it was a great mother-daughter time.
    she’s 8 and she’s just crazy about those monster cookies.

    we made few adaptation: grated coco instead of oats and french smarties candy instead of m&m’s.
    Peanut Butter was soooo mandatory 🙂

    thank you so much for sharing all those recipes.

  3. I made these cookies for the first time today and they tasted amazing! My husband who usually isn’t a fan of gluten free cookies said he that he couldn’t even tell a difference! Win for me, means I don’t have to eat the whole batch myself😜 10/10 recommend!

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