Monster cookies are chewy cookies packed with chocolate chips, oats, peanut butter, and M&Ms candies.
I grew up with a mom who rarely bought sweets. She’s a phenomenal baker, so she didn’t need to; she made everything we wanted from scratch. That included our birthday cakes, Christmas treats for teachers, and the most incredible chocolate chip cookies.
Her cookies are pretty famous in little Sweet Home, Oregon, and for good reason. They’re perfect. When I was younger, she never made a single batch. She always double or tripled the recipe because my siblings and our friends could never get enough.
These days, I love to whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies, and I always use the tricks my mom taught me. Sometimes, though, I like to take the cookies to a new level. I’ve been known to do that with sea salt and peanut butter, but I’ve even been known to take it a step further.
Cue these monster cookies. I’m not sure what the official definition of monster cookies is, but I’ve always understood it to mean cookies that are loaded with all kinds of delightful extras. In this case, those extras are oats, M&Ms, and peanut butter. The result is a moist, chewy cookie that’s packed with flavor and decadence.