Momma's Favorite Monster Cookies (Gluten-Free)

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Momma Kate

These are my all-time favorite cookies. I grew up making them with my mom, and now I am making them for my kids. They are great as they can be made gluten-free if you use GF oats, or are tolerant to regular oatmeal.

Top Review by Golden Dawn

These cookies turned out absolutely delicious! I love that they're naturally gluten-free (given the use of GF oats). I subbed the shortening with 1/4 cup Smart Balance and 1/4 cup coconut oil, and it worked perfectly. I also did not use M&Ms, but added extra chocolate chips to make up for it, plus chopped up walnuts. Delicious! Recipe made a decent amount of cookies and I'm freezing some to eat postpartum (oats are good for lactation!). Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream shortening and sugars together.
  3. Add eggs, peanut butter and vanilla, mix well.
  4. Mix in quick oats, baking soda and salt, mix well.
  5. Stir in M and Ms, chocolate chips and nuts.
  6. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls (or by rounded tablespoonfuls for extra large cookies) on ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 13 minutes for softer cookies and 14-15 minutes for crisper cookies.
  8. Remove to wire rack to cool.

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