These soft M&M Monster Cookies are loaded with chocolate chips, smooth peanut butter, and oatmeal that will be enjoyed by everyone!
Soft M&M Monster Cookies AKA Kitchen Sink Cookies
One of the things I absolutely love about these soft M&M Monster Cookies, is that you can change out so many of the ingredients! Really love peanut butter? Instead of M&M candies, use Reese’s Pieces candy! Really love the crunch of nuts? Try swapping out the creamy peanut butter for chunky and throw in some crushed walnuts or pecans! Seriously, the possibilities are endless with this cookie recipe, so go ahead and make it yours.
Kevin McCallister’s Christmas Eve Cookies
What really prompted me to make these deliciously soft M&M monster cookies, was when I wanted to throw my family a, “Home Alone Themed Movie Night” at home. I’m not a massive fan of ice cream sometimes – I know, I know, I don’t blame you if you want to click out now haha! But if i’m going to eat some type of dessert, I want it to be more filling and substantial. So when I was scrolling through the movie for food ideas, I came across Kevin, the main character from, “Home Alone”, carrying a plate of carrots of what appear to be M&M cookies to a table to leave for Santa on Christmas Eve. Perfect!
And that’s where the inspiration for these cookies came! But because I didn’t want to have a ton of cookies laying around for me to mindlessly eat (not that there’s anything wrong with that! – queue the Seinfeld fans!), I decided to make a half batch. However, if you have a crowd to feed or plan on mindlessly eating (I need to pencil this in on my schedule sometime haha!), absolutely double the recipe down below.
Year Round or Seasonal Cookies? Absolutely Year Round!
Even though I made these soft M&M Monster cookies during the Christmas season, you can make these cookies anytime! Think Halloween! You know, that massive bag of leftover candy that’s in your cabinet or drawer? Put it to good use! Want to make 4th of July themed cookies? Use red, white and blue M&M’s! Valentine’s Day?
Because I’ll always have the ingredients on hand (minus the M&M’s, i’ll just have to pick some up from the store from time to time), I can make these in a flash if I need to make something sweet for dessert.
Looking for other dessert ideas? Check out these fantastic options!
- Starbucks Dupe: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
- A Classic, Homemade Blueberry Pie
- Starbucks Dupe: Pumpkin Scones
- Starbucks Dupe: Pumpkin Loaf Recipe
- Fresh Berry Summer Cobbler
If you end up making The Best M&M Monster Cookies with Peanut Butter, leave me a comment down below of what you think of them! And if you changed up the recipe, let me know what you did to make it your own.
The Best M&M Monster Cookies with Peanut Butter
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup m&m candies
- Preheat oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a mixing bowl, combine butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla together until well combined. Mix in flour, baking soda, and salt.
- Add in the peanut butter and mix well. Stir in rolled oats, chocolate chips, and M&M's to the mixing bowl.
- Drop large tablespoons full of dough onto baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-14 minutes.