I've made monster cookies in the past and they're some of my favorite. However with this recipe, for some reason I couldn't get them to really bake. After 8 minutes in the oven, they had not flattened even a little bit and looked exactly the same as when I put them in.
I kept putting them back in for 5 minutes at a time, and after about 20 mins, they still didn't look any different. What's going on? As the recipe notes, the cookies will not flatten themselves while baking in the oven.
Because of all the peanut butter and oats they don't spread at all. I mentioned in the recipe that you can leave as is, or when they come out of the oven gently press on them with the bottom of a glass cup. Or, you can gently press down the top of the dough balls before you bake them in the oven. Hopefully that helps. I tried these from a co-worker and I just now got the recipe to make. Can't wait because I already know they will be awesome.
I don't know if I should thank you or curse you Followed every tip from your post. So good! I have to use what little self control I have around these cookies. They are addicting! This is the 3rd time I'm making these. Turned out great everytime. I use coconut sugar in place of brown sugar - works great. Last time I replaced the butter with coconut oil. Easy substitutes- I'm not good at doing coconut flour or almond flour replacements. This recipe is very forgiving.
Thanks for sharing it! You're very welcome! Thank you for coming back to comment with your substitutes. The cookies are very versatile and adaptable so it's good to hear those things work. Tried this recipe substituting Kirkland Costco brand almond butter for the peanut butter and they turned out delicious! Thanks for the recipe! That's good to know you can use the almond butter in place of peanut butter. I've never tried that but now I kind of want to.
And, I happen to have a jar of that same Costco almond butter in my pantry. Under your notes section it say to mix the "sugars", peanut butter and butter for minutes. I have a recipe that uses both regular and brown sugar, but I only see brown sugar listed in your ingredients. Is there an ingredient missing or was this a typo? The cookies look yummy and I look forward to trying these. I will go fix it now. The recipe only calls for the brown sugar not white as well.
You don't have to use it. The purpose of the cornstarch is for a soft cookie texture. I love what it adds to a cookie, but you don't have to add it. Just simply leave I out? Did I not add that in there? I'll have to go double check that. I apologize. Oh for sure spraying pam is fine. But yes, when I'm out of parchment paper, cooking spray works just fine?
Yes it can be frozen or refrigerated. Although, the dough itself does not need to be refrigerated before baking it. But my husband requested them, so I gave these a try, and they are delicious! Hopefully there will be some left when he gets home from work! I didn't love these. I have made monster cookies tons of times, and these are just different. I'm not sure if it's too much flour, too much soda, not enough oats, the lack of granulated sugar or what, but I was really disappointed.
I should add, they baked great and look really pretty, the taste is just 'meh'. Not knocking the author or recipe- just trying to help the next gal looking at reviews before baking! Thank you for posting your experience with these! I have been making monster cookies for over 20 years and everyone always asks me to make them for events and get togethers.
I have never seen this type of monster cookie recipe with flour, baking powder, cornstarch and no white sugar. I was debating trying it since I was asked by my mother-in-law to make these again for our Christmas get together, but if there's a chance they won't turn out as yummy, I better not chance it!?
I would be so in trouble!! I actually freeze the cookies after they've been baked. Pull one out and eat it cold or let it sit on the counter for a few minutes. I have never tried freezing the uncooked dough balls but I am sure it would work just fine. Leave them out on the cookie sheet for a bit to soften up and then bake according to the recipe. These got rave reviews in my office. I HAD to take them to work so I wouldn't eat all of them by myself. I only had Jif natural peanut butter and old fashioned oats on hand.
I worried they would come out a little too dry, so I added 1 tsp of olive oil to my peanut butter to make it creamier, and that worked really well. They were a bit too crumbly but that was probably due to the old fashioned oats. What a great idea to add some oil to the peanut butter. So smart. And I know what you mean about not eating them all yourself.
I was so excited about this cookie. It looks like perfection. I made it though and thought I followed the recipe precisely. But the cookies are flat! Flat as paper. What did I do wrong? The only things I can think of is maybe you mis measured the flour or oats.
The butter was melted. Too much butter? I am not sure. So sorry they turned out that way. I figured it out after thinking about it all night I doubled every ingredient except the flour, ha ha. Totally my fault. They ended up being delicious and looking thick and fluffy, exactly how I wanted!
This is my favorite cookie recipe! I've used it twice now making again tonight. Turns out perfect as long as you follow the steps as given. Do you use unsalted butter in this monster cookie recipe? I prefer using salted butter for everything. Before I baked them they were super soggy and moist. These were so good! My 10 yr. We only have natural peanut butter, so after reading the comments, we added a little milk to our dough and they are perfect!
Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the tip about adding milk with natural peanut butter. I am not familiar with using natural pb in baking so that is so helpful! Absolutely delicious! I was even able to use natural peanut butter! I would imagine it depends on the brand but the stuff we buy is just as creamy as regular peanut butter if not more.
I did end up baking closer to 12 minutes, but they turned out so perfect! Has anyone tried adding ingredients to make these nursing mama friendly? Wondering if it will change the outcome of them much? Made these last night with two minor changes. Came out perfect and delicious.
Will definitely use this recipe again. I've been looking for basically this exact recipe for some time. A dear friend of mine years ago used to have a huge day baking fest at her house to donate them to her kids schools. I was fortunate to help her on the last one she was able to do. One of the most amazing cookies she made was the Monster Cookies.
I always wanted to get the recipe, but unfortunately, she passed away before I could get it. Everytime I make these I think of her and that wonderful baking day we had together crazy really.. Your recipe will be the closest I've come since that day. Thank you so much for posting. I'm getting baking now! I think these are divine! Good to know! I always put that natural peanut butter disclaimer on baked good recipes just because in my experience they tend to dry out baked goods, but everyone is different and all the natural peanut butters are definitely not created equal.
Some are better than others. So happy you love this recipe and I am loving your idea of using reese's pieces. Every time I make them, I access your page, so do not ever delete this recipe or site!! Today, I am copying the recipe for a bridal shower gift. I bought a beautiful baking pan and silpat mat and all the ingredients. I will give her the recipe with attribution to YOU and the pan and ingredients.
Also, I have started making a double batch whenever I make them, and only bake 12 or so. Then I drop the cookies by scoop onto a baking sheet, and put it into the freezer for a few hours. Then I take the frozen cookies off and put them in a large Ziploc bag so I can pull out a few and bake them whenever we need a few fresh cookies. Thank you for such an easy, excellent recipe!! So glad you love these cookies! So smart and I think I may do that now too. I am teaching my teenage boys how to bake during Covid 19 and this time of self isolation here at home So good to hear this!
And what a great thing to teach them to cook right now Thank you for the amazing monster cookie recipe. My husband and I really needed a pick up after being quarantined for the past 3 weeks in NYC. Cookies make hard times bearable. Thank you. Yes they do! We have been baking lots of cookies here too. Thanks for your comment and review. I actually was making them for a bday party so they had to be gluten free. Every person at the party said it was the best cookie they had ever had.
Thanks for the fantastic recipe! I used whole wheat bread flour, natural peanut butter, and half a banana instead of an egg. They turned out awesome! The dough was a little crumbly, so I balled them and then flattened them with my hands. They were delicious. Thanks for your recipe. Crunchy-ish on the outside but soft and chewy in the middle! Will definitely be saving this recipe to make again I wanted something extra special to treat a friend who had a rough year and is adding turning 50 to that!
These fit the bill! Thanks for sharing! These are the best Monster Cookies I have ever made! I have tried many different recipes, never kept the same recipe more than once, but I have made this recipe 5 times in 2 months. My kids love them!! This recipe is a keeper!! This recipe was wonderful! Exactly the Monster Cookie I was looking for. I also added chopped pecans for some extra crunch! Thank you so much for sharing. Tag showmetheyummy on Instagram and hashtag it showmetheyummy.
Course: Dessert. Cuisine: American. Sign up to get recipes delivered to your inbox and our Free All-Stars e-cookbook. All Comments 0 Questions 0 Reviews. Easiest recipe. My families favorite cookie recipe. I did add walnuts and instead of regular m and ms used the brownie m and ms. Worked like a charm because the cookies are otherwise plenty sweet. He likes raisins in them. Very great!! Came out with Upped time to 14 min. Thanks for the recipe!! Does anything change for high altitude?
These sound amazing. Hi Jimmy! How many eggs?? The recipe says 3 eggs but the directions only say one egg. Please help! I had this recipe about 10 years ago. I lost it, and now my grandsons are asking for them again. Thank you. I forgot to rate this recipe when I asked my question lol. Anyway, these are amazzzzzzzing. How would I make this as an edible cookie dough? The grand kids favorite cookie. My oldest sister always makes these cookies when her husband goes to see his oncologist. The staff looks forward to his visits because of this.
Whipped out some monster cookies today. Thankful for the kitchen aide mixer. Easily made 36 cookies. Appreciate the tip about parchment paper, made it free and easy. Baked both on parchment about 13 minutes. However both batches were enthusiastically received! Love this recipe. I love gluten free oatmeal recipients my favourite. Really good but I added unsweetened coconut. Put butterscocth chips instead and put dried cranberries on top awesome cookies.
Just made these yesterday. Absolutely delicious. I love this recipe. I have family requesting the recipe. They are thick, little bit chewy and does have a bit of crunch from the outside. I make a lot of monster cookies and give them as gifts. Kids and grownups love them. I love cookie dough, but I recently went gluten-free for health reasons… could you maybe throw in some recipes for gluten-free cookie dough?
Do you have any suggestions on what I might have done wrong? Hi Danae! Is your baking soda fresh? The brand of oatmeal. I use Quaker Oats. Butter temperature. A cookie scoop. I always use cookie scoops in my recipes verses hand rolling. I hope that helps!! Let me know if you give them a try again! And second, does the baking soda actually have anything to rise in such a dense cookie? I would make them again just like that, no baking soda! Dense and chewy! I hope that helps! Either way, glad to hear they work without the baking soda!
Also, I was just reading and apparently brown sugar acts as an acid in a recipe! Hi Jennifer, I have been hearing about these cookies non-stop for about a month now! My husband works with yours and he got to taste one of these cookies at work. He has been raving about them since! So, thank you for posting the recipe just in time for his birthday today!
I surprised him with a large batch. Hi Jodie! That is so nice to hear!!
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