If you’re looking for Gluten-Free Monster Cookies, a super easy, fun and yummy Halloween Treat, read on!
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!
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
eggs (I haven’t made them with flax eggs but provide my recommendation)
gluten-free flour (we used GF Jules, affiliate link)
gluten-free baking powder
a pinch of salt
gluten-free oats (we used GF Harvest, amazon affiliate link)
M&Ms (or a similar brand chocolate candies)
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A note about Oats: Oats are naturally gluten-free BUT they are prone to cross contamination in the growing process which is of concern for people who are gluten-free for medical reasons such as celiac disease.
The safest gluten-free oats are grown via a process known as purity protocol to eliminate cross contamination.
As the demand for gluten-free products has grown, many manufacturers use gluten-free oats that are sorted and there are questions surrounding this practice.
Gluten-Free Watchdog has done lots of research and writing about this topic to which I’ve linked to if you want to read more.
An easy, recipe for a fun, yummy and crowd-pleasing dessert! These bar cookies are soft and chewy, just the right amount of peanut butter (substitute your favorite nut or seed butter) and gluten-free oats, and lots of chocolate chips and M&Ms!
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12 thoughts on “Monster Cookies”
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!!!
Love it! So happy you love these cookies so much… especially your mother! Means a lot! Thank you!
Can you make these with regular all-purpose flour? Thank you u
Yes, if you are not following a gluten-free diet, these should work fine with regular all purpose flour! They are based on my family’s peanut butter cookie which was not originally gluten-free. Let me know if you make them!
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.
Thank you!! Such a fun cookie to make with kids!
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!
haha love it! Makes me so happy that your husband loved them too!
Amazing!!! We love these cookies. My kids say they smell like peanut butter but don’t have an overwhelming taste of peanut butter. I had a bag of M&M baking chips to use and this was perfect. The softness of these is incredible. I have to stop eating them all!
Thanks Megin! So happy you love them too! And love your kids observation — spot on!
LOVED this recipe! The didn’t stick around long in our house at all! I mean, peanut butter meets oatmeal m&m cookie? Genius! So glad my gfJules Flour was part of making this magic happen!
Thanks Jules! So happy you all loved these cookies too! Such a yummy combo, right? And we are grateful for your flour!