Monster Cookies

This recipe combines several favorite flavors—peanut butter, butterscotch and chocolate—in one big cookie. Before baking, I like to press a few extra M&M's on top for added color.

Monster Cookies

Average Rating: 3.785714

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 15 min./batch
YIELD: about 2-1/2 dozen.


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup M&M's
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream peanut butter, butter and sugars. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Add baking soda and vanilla. Add oats, M&M's, butterscotch chips and peanuts; let stand for 10 minutes. Stir in flour (the dough will be crumbly).
  • 2. Shape by 1/4 cupfuls into balls. Place on greased baking sheets, about 9 cookies on each sheet. Gently flatten cookies. Bake at 325° for 15-18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 318 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.