Family Famous….Monster Cookies!


These cookies have a special place in the hearts of us Marshall kids.  We made these all the time growing up!  I remember my grandmother even made us a GIANT monster cookie once that was the size of a dinner plate.  Epic.

It was a special day when my Mom announced it was time to make monster cookies.

We could gather around the kitchen table and each of us took turns measuring and adding in an ingredient.  The end was the best because Mom gave each us each a big spoonful of the cookie dough to eat to tide us over until the cookies came out of the oven.  Bliss!

I’ve recently unearthed this recipe because…amazingly enough….if you make these with certified wheat free oats they are in fact gluten free! No other adjustments needed.  I also love that they contain no refined flours, only whole grain oats, and have lots of peanut butter in them with only a little amount of margarine or butter.  Some how this makes me feel better about eating these amazingly delicious cookies.

A few weeks ago I shared these with my house guests working hard on our basement …they didn’t last more than four days.  It got rave reviews and also from my co-worker and her hubby who just had a new baby!  I was glad to be able to spread some joy to other with good old fashioned baking.

This batch was made with our road trip to Vancouver in mind!  Time to spread some cookie love to our family down there!



3 eggs

1 cup EACH white and brown sugar

1/2 cup margarine or butter

1 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

1/2 tbsp vanilla

1 tbsp of corn syrup

1/2 teaspoon of salt

2 tsp baking soda

4 1/2 cup old fashion oats (not quick cooking)

1/2-1 cup chocolate chips

1/2-1 cup of M&Ms either normal or peanut variety


1. Beat together eggs, sugar, margarine and peanut butter together in a large bowl.

2. Add in corn syrup, salt and baking soda.  Mix well.

3. Add oats, chocolate chips and M&Ms. Mix well.

4. Using a small ice cream scoop or spoon, drop onto parchment paper lined baking sheets.  Do not flatten before baking.

5. Bake in preheated oven at 350 F for 10 minutes.  Cool on baking sheets.

Makes about 5-6 dozen cookies



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