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Monster Cookies

This fabulous recipe for sweet crunchy monster cookies comes from a great baking cookbook The Amish Cook’s Baking Book.

They all look wonderful and I want to try them all, one recipe at a time.

I love the tried and true homestyle authentic Amish baking recipes in this cookbook. The author, Lovina Eicher, writes this of her monster cookie recipe:

“My children like these cookies because of the M&M’s. If these are in the pan when cookies are passed around at church, the children will grab these first because they see the M&M’s. Mom would make these sometimes, not too often, because it was difficult to keep the M&M’s on hand.”

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Monster Cookies

These large "monster" cookies are filled with sweet M&Ms. Kids and adults will love them.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 72 Servings
Calories 82 kcal


  • 1 cup butter, softened, 2 sticks
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 eggs, large
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter, creamy
  • 4 1/2 cups rolled oats, quick-cooking
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 2 cups M & M’s, plain


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars. Add the eggs, one at a time and mixing between each addition, the vanilla, corn syrup, baking soda, and peanut butter. Mix well until smooth. Add the oats and mix well, scraping the sides of the bowl. Add the chocolate chips and mix until they are evenly distributed throughout the batter. Then add the M&M’s and mix well.
  • Drop the batter by the tablespoon 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350°F until the edges are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on baking sheets for about 3 minutes before transferring to cooling racks.
  • Cool the cookies on a wire rack or a plate and then put into sealed containers.
  • These cookies will stay fresh for up to 5 days. Makes 6 dozen cookies.


Calories: 82kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 65mgPotassium: 68mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 16IUCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
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1 thought on “Monster Cookies”

  1. These comments have been transferred from the older version of the site:

    Delicious Cookies From the Amish Cook’s Baking Book!

    I have ‘The Amish Cook’s Baking Book’ and I love it. I just made these cookies for the 2nd time last night and they are just as yummy as the first time. Brought some into work today and already had a request for the recipe!


    Awesome cookies

    by MissPiggy

    Awesome recipe, a definite 5 out of 5. They won’t last 5 days even in your freezer!



    My sister and I made these, but didn’t have M&M’s. We substituted those for peanut butter chips and walnuts. They are SOOOO AMAZING!!!! Possibly the best cookies I’ve ever had!!! Good thing there’s 6 dozen of them. 😉


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