Monster Cookies

I try to eat healthy and always explore new quick and easy AND healthy recipes. BUT…

Confession: I have a sweet tooth.

At times, I also have willpower, but recently the sweet tooth has been winning. My sweet tooth is a major fan of cookies. And in the cookies category, you truly cannot go wrong with Monster Cookies. Unless you’re dealing with a peanut allergy (peanut butter is an ingredient!) these cookies are a MAJOR hit at any event, across the board: work potluck, girls night, post-dinner party treat, baby shower, family dinner, a random Tuesday night… seriously. TRY THEM!

Monster Cookies


Original recipe: The Food Network


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 12-ounce jar creamy peanut butter
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup multi-colored chocolate candies
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup raisins, optional
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 1/2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal (not instant)


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or non-stick baking mats.
  3. In a very large mixing bowl, combine the eggs and sugars. Mix well.
  4. Add the salt, vanilla, peanut butter, and butter. Mix well.
  5. Stir in the chocolate candies, chocolate chips, raisins, if using, baking soda, and oatmeal.
  6. Drop by tablespoons 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Do not over bake.
  8. Let stand for about 3 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool.


MMMMM! What’s your go-to cookie recipe?


3 thoughts on “Monster Cookies

  1. I have a sweet tooth too! Lol Luckily I got really motivated by some photos I took recently. I hadn’t realized how much weight I put on until I saw them. It was sad. But it’s mad it a lot easier for me to say no to sweets and junk.

    Thanks for the eye candy! Looks delicious and costs me nothing to enjoy visually. Lol


  2. I am going to give these a try too! Best part about them is that your sweet tooth feels justified having oatmeal and raisins as part of the cookie. The “almost healthy” feeling. 🙂 Plus it has PB…the protein is there. 🙂 LOL. They look amazing. Wish I had the ingredients tonight!!


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