We can't think of a better way to kick off our first recipe blog than with a family favorite! I have lost count how many times my mom made these monster cookies when I was younger. And who could go wrong with this staple cookie recipe?!
I usually make a batch of these at least once a month, whether it be for the next family get-together, or just to have on hand as a quick snack. Sometimes, I even use it as my substitute for breakfast when I don't have enough time in the morning. I mean, it's got oatmeal in, so it MUST be healthy!
Packed full of oatmeal and peanut butter, it coincidentally can also be used as a gluten free recipe as well. To ensure that it is truly gluten free, be sure to read all ingredient labels to make sure that the foods were not made near any gluten-containing products.
You can vary the softness of the cookie in this recipe by using different types of oatmeal. I like to use half quick oats and half old fashioned oats. This gives me a consistency that I like that is a little chewy, but still has a little shape to them.
This recipe is very easy to make and could be a fun recipe to try with the kids!
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Old-Fashioned Monster Cookies
1 1/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
3/4 tsp. vanilla
3/4 tsp. Karo syrup
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup margarine
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
4 1/2 cup (variable) oatmeal
1/2 cup mini M&Ms
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Mix ingredients in the order given. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet (I prefer parchment paper). Flatten cookies with fork or bottom of cup.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Yields about 4 dozen.