Monster cookies. What’s not to love? Oatmeal, peanut butter, chocolate chips and M&Ms baked into a ginormous thin and chewy cookie, sounds like love in cookie form to me. I made a batch for my friend Michelle’s 25th birthday. I know how much she loves these cookies, and I knew she would love receiving a package of them in the mail. The first time I made them, and the first time Michelle had them was when we were in college. Being the great best friend she is, she gave me a huge ego boost by raving nonstop about how delicious these cookies were. She asked for the recipe, I had to tell her it was a “family secret” since I used my great grandma Nona’s recipe. She begged and I caved. I wrote down the recipe for her and she tried her hand at baking. I never saw her cookies, but heard that it was a failed attempt. (I hope she doesn’t mind me sharing this)
This recipe isn’t difficult. I am going to blame Michelle’s failed attempt on the crappy, ancient, unmaintained stove, in the crappy high-priced rented apartment she was living in at the time. Now that she has a nice home of her own, I am sure she can whip up a batch without any problems. This recipe is for you Michelle.
adapted from Great Grandma Nona’s recipe
1 c white sugar
1 c brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp soda
1 stick margarine or 1/2 c butter (I usually use butter)
1 1/2 c peanut butter (I used creamy)
4 c quick cooking oatmeal
1 c chocolate chips
1-2 c M&Ms (It depends on how naughty you’re feeling) :_
Mix all ingredients together. Refrigerate for 1 hr or overnight. Use 1/4 c dough per cookie. Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 12-15 minutes. ENJOY!!
P.S. These cookies freeze great too, so don’t feel like you have to eat the whole batch immediately. If you do eat them all at once, I won’t judge you, promise.
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