These are the best cookies EVER and definitely our family favorite! I remember my mom making these when I was a little girl! Years later, I found myself looking everywhere for a recipe that matched the cookie that I remembered. One day I was at a friend’s house, and I saw THE KING ARTHUR FLOUR Cookie Companion cookbook on her bookshelf. As I was flipping through the book my attention became drawn to the centerfold where photos of yummy cookies and bars where portrayed. As I turned to the first picture, I noticed the recipe right before it….. the MONSTER COOKIE RECIPE!!!! After making this recipe, I knew this was it! The BEST Monster Cookie recipe ever!!!! I have to share it with you!!!
3 large eggs
3/4 cup brown sugar (the recipe calls for 1 cup, but I put less in)
3/4 cup granulated sugar (the recipe calls for 1 cup, but I put less in)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon corn syrup
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter unsalted, melted (I use salted and it turns out just fine!)
1 1/2 cups peanut butter (I do ¾ cup of creamy and ¾ cup of chunky)
4 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour
3/4 to 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (if you prefer more or less)
3/4 to 1 cup M&Ms (if you prefer more or less) (the recipe also calls for butterscotch chips, which I do not put in)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets.
In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, sugars, vanilla, corn syrup, baking soda and salt. Stir in melted butter and peanut butter, followed by oats and flour. Stir in other ingredients. Let dough rest in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Drop the dough by ¼ cupfuls onto baking sheets. Use fingers to flatten the cookies slightly, then bake them for 12 minutes, until they’re a light golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack.
Sit down, put your feet up, and relax with a “few” fresh baked cookies and a class of cold milk!