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And just like that, the holiday season is upon us. Time to bust out the cozy socks, queue up some cheesy Christmas movies, and start baking. To celebrate the peak of baking season, I’m going to be sharing 12 different cookie recipes, or (to be more festive) 12 Days of Christmas Cookies.
For Day 6, we’ve got Monster Cookies, one of my favorites as a kid. Huge, soft, chewy cookies packed with peanut butter, oats, coconut, chocolate chips, and m&m’s, what’s not to love? I used mini m&ms and mini chocolate chips in mine. Make these with the kids in your life, or with the kids-at-heart. Either way, start preheating the oven.
Start by creaming together butter and both sugars. Add the eggs, vanilla, and peanut butter and mix to combine. Then add the oats, flour, and baking soda and mix until it just comes together. Add the coconut, chocolate chips, and mini m&m’s and fold until evenly distributed. Drop some big scoops onto trays and bake for 23-25 minutes. Let them cool and enjoy!
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups oats
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup mini m&ms
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- Cream together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
- Add the eggs, peanut butter, and vanilla and mix to combine.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix until everything just comes together.
- Fold in the m&ms, chocolate chips, and coconut.
- Preheat the oven to 350oF.
- Drop generous tablespoons of dough onto parchment lined sheet trays, leaving about 2 inches between each ball to account for spreading.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, until cookies are golden brown and edges are set.
- Let cool for about 5 minutes on the tray before transferring to a cooling rack.