21 Reviews

these are excellent! Exactly what I was looking for in a monster cookie! I used half butter and half shortening. I had mini m&ms so I used them. I only had 8 1/2 cups of oatmeal (I doubled the recipe) so to make up for the 1/2 cup I threw in some oat bran and toasted wheat germ. You can't even tell it is in there and I feel better about my family eating them. I forgot that monster cookies don't have flour in them but you even tell. Also, I used part old fashioned oats and quick oats which I think give the cookies a good chewy texture. I'm sure they won't last long around my house!

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Chef AngieW September 30, 2010

These are delicious! I used a whole bag of choc chips and a whole bag of m&m's. This makes it hard to keep the cookie formed with so many chips but it is so worth it. I used rolled oats and added about an extra cup to get it to the right consistency. I would highly recommend using your stand mixer for these cookies. It makes quick work of the mixing. Use the mixer for the chocolate chips but mix the m&m's in by hand or they will break apart. Terrific recipe!

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Pumpkin's Cookin' February 26, 2014

These were very good, but a pain to make! I froze half the batch so I can't wait to be able to just pop them in the oven without all of the hassle again :) I decided to replace half of the M&M's with Reese's Pieces and am glad I did. I personally liked the taste of the Reese's Pieces in the cookie better than the M&M's, but that is just my personal preference. Thanks for posting the recipe it is really yummy!

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StephanieNS May 03, 2012

Perfect! These have got to be just like the ones I had growing up. I didn't change anything.

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Chef de Sucre August 19, 2011

Great recipe, just like the ones I had as a kid. My mom used to put rice krispies in hers so instead of 4.5 cups of oats I put 3 cups of oats, and 2.5 cups of rice krispies. They were perfect!

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Jen Clary March 04, 2011

So glad to find a recipe for these that I can actually make! (All others make so many dozen that its not been worth it for me to make for just our family to enjoy). I followed the recipe to a T and they turned out perfect! Delicious, chewy, and the perfect amount of PB flavor!

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Buckeye Mom July 11, 2010

Yum Yum Yummy! These cookies were great! My kids and husband all loved them, the cookies didn't hang around long! I loved everything about them and didn't change the recipe at all, I just added peanut butter m&m's along with the plain m&m's. But what an awesome cookie!

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emilyc9802 July 29, 2009

AWESOME cookie!!! I made them almost a week ago and they are still as fresh and softy-chewy as the day I made them! I used both dark and milk chocolage m&m's - great combo. Awesome flavor, easy recipe. No need to change anything! THANK YOU - my husband says it's the best cookie I've made yet!

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Rachie P May 11, 2009

I did everything the same except 2cups flour and 2 1/4cups oats in stead of just using oats. I also did 1.5tsp of corn syrup. I was scared but I wanted a cookie w/ flour. I tried one and loved it but it was still warm, they are for a friends birthday. Everyone loved them! Thanks

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newtocookingm&m May 01, 2009

I did not care for these at all. However, I don't think the recipe was at fault, just a personal preference. I didn't like the texture of the cookie without flour.

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nmj April 12, 2008
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