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Easy Monster Cookies

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Easy Monster Cookies
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 18

This monster cookie recipe is frightfully fun! We prepared two different kinds of Betty Crocker™ cookie mixes and then added oats and M&M's® to make these delicious, flavor-packed monster cookies. This recipe only takes about an hour to make from start-to-finish so make a batch of these quick and easy monster cookies as a last-minute treat to bring to a party or leave these monstrous and chewy cookies out for your family to quickly devour! MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 11, 2020
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix

Ingredients

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ chocolate chip cookie mix
1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ peanut butter cookie mix
1 1/2
cups quick-cooking oats
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
3
eggs
2
cups M&M's® chocolate candies

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir all ingredients except candies until soft dough forms. Stir in candies.
  • 2
    On ungreased cookie sheets, place about 1/4 cupfuls dough about 3 inches apart.
  • 3
    Bake 12 to 13 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely. Store in covered container at room temperature.

Expert Tips

  • We love this easy recipe for monster cookies so much, we made a how-to video. Watch How to Make Easy Monster Cookies to see this recipe in action.
  • To keep your cookies big and thick, wait until your cookie sheets have cooled before scooping out your dough. This prevents them from starting to spread out before getting in the oven.
  • Would you rather make 36 smaller monster cookies instead of 18 big ones? Place two heaping tablespoonfuls of dough about two inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • If you are using larger packets of cookie mix (which comes out to 20% more cookie mix), add 3 tablespoons of water to the cookie mixes, oats, butter and eggs. Prepare the rest as directed and the yield will be 22 cookies.
  • Don’t have any cookie mix in your cupboard? Check again and see if you have a box of Betty Crocker™ yellow cake mix? We love this equally-easy but delicious recipe for Cake Mix Monster Cookies.
  • Looking for a gluten-free option? Try our easy and delicious Gluten-Free Monster Cookies for a quick and simple gluten-free version of these classic everything-packed cookies!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Trans Fat
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Exchanges:
Free
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Oaty, chewy, chocolatey and easy? These might just be the cookies of your dreams! Classic monster cookies are a mashup of favorite cookie ingredients — oats, chocolate chips, peanut butter and M&M’s in a yummy brown sugar base. For this recipe, which you can truly throw together on the fly when you’re craving something sweet, we used a shortcut step in the form of Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookie mix and peanut butter cookie mix. The result is a cookie that’s rich and chock-full of goodness but still perfectly tender. Pack them in a lunchbox, bring them on a hike or just grab one after dinner — there’s no bad time to enjoy a monster cookie! If you love these but have a little more time on your hands, or want to get creative, try out one (or more!) of our other monster cookie recipes. Whether you’re an expert or just starting out with learning how to bake cookies, you’ll learn something new!
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