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Mini Monster Cookies

Welcome to a brand new month and a brand new series! Parrish from Life with the Crust Cut Off and I will be sharing after school snacks recipes through the month of August every Tuesday, get excite! First up are these insanely yummy mini monster cookies, all the yumminess or big monster cookies, now bite sized! They are perfect for little mouths and much easier on portion control! Peanut butter cookie base loaded with mini m&m’s and oats! They are so yummy, they will be your newest go-to!

Mini Monster Cookies

Mini Monster Cookies: Peanut butter cookie base loaded with mini m&m's and oats!

This recipe makes a looooot of cookies, but trust me they go pretty fast! They last for a week on the counter too, so no worries with these going to waste. The recipe is adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

Mini Monster Cookies: Peanut butter cookie base loaded with mini m&m's and oats!

Mini Monster Cookies
 
 
Ingredients
  • 1 stick butter, unsalted softened
  • ½ Cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ Cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ Cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1¼ Cup all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1¼ Cup m&m minis
  • ½ Cup quick oats
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together the butter and sugars with a hand mixer or stand mixer on medium speed for 3 minutes. Add in the peanut butter, egg and vanilla, mixing to combine after each addition. In a separate bowl, combine the baking soda and flour. Gradually add in the dry mixture to the wet mixture until thoroughly combined. Scrap down the sides as needed, add in the m&ms and oats. Mix in the m&ms and oats with a spoon so you don't break up the candies.
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mat. Using a teaspoon sized scoop or spoon, scoop out the cookies and roll into a ball. Flatten the tops of the cookies so they spread evenly, add more m&ms on top for looks if desired.
  3. Bake for 6-7 minutes, they will not look fully done but they are. When they come out of the oven, use the back of a spoon and gently flatten out the cookies. Let sit on try for about 3 minutes then transfer to wired rack to cool completely. Serve and enjoy!

Step by Step Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together the butter and sugars with a hand mixer or stand mixer on medium speed for 3 minutes. Add in the peanut butter, egg and vanilla, mixing to combine after each addition. In a separet bowl, combine the baking soda and flour. Gradually add in the dry mixture to the wet mixture until thrghly combined. Scrap down the sides as needed, add in the m&ms and oats.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together the butter and sugars with a hand mixer or stand mixer on medium speed for 3 minutes. Add in the peanut butter, egg and vanilla, mixing to combine after each addition. In a separate bowl, combine the baking soda and flour. Gradually add in the dry mixture to the wet mixture until thoroughly combined. Scrap down the sides as needed, add in the m&ms and oats.

Mix in the m&ms and oats with a spoon so you don't break up the candies.

Mix in the m&ms and oats with a spoon so you don’t break up the candies.

Using a teaspoon sized scoop or spoon, scoop out the cookies and roll into a ball. Flatten the tops of the cookies so they spread evenly, add more m&ms on top for looks if desired.

Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mat. Using a teaspoon sized scoop or spoon, scoop out the cookies and roll into a ball. Flatten the tops of the cookies so they spread evenly, add more m&ms on top for looks if desired.

Bake for 6-7 minutes, they will not look fully done but they are. When they come out of the oven, use the back of a spoon and gently flatten out the cookies. Let sit on try for about 3 minutes then transfer to wired rack to cool completely.

Bake for 6-7 minutes, they will not look fully done but they are. When they come out of the oven, use the back of a spoon and gently flatten out the cookies. Let sit on try for about 3 minutes then transfer to wired rack to cool completely.

Mini Monster Cookies: Peanut butter cookie base loaded with mini m&m's and oats!

Serve and enjoy!

I knew these cookies were going to be good but they were even better than expected! You really get a great chocolate flavor then the slight nuttiness from the peanut butter hits you. With the oats added it gives a nice texture, I really love these cuties!

Mini Monster Cookies: Peanut butter cookie base loaded with mini m&m's and oats!

They are nice and soft too, I will definitely make these again and again!

Mini Monster Cookies: Peanut butter cookie base loaded with mini m&m's and oats!

I hope you enjoyed this recipe! Do you like to mix in any other additions to your monster cookies?

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12 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    Adrian says:
    August 5, 2014

    Hopped over from Wow Me Wednesday. These look so good. I’m gonna make a batch for an after school snack for the kiddos:)
    Pinned!

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    Mallory says:
    August 5, 2014

    I love monster cookies and everything is more fun in mini form!

  3. avatar
    August 6, 2014

    These are so much fun! What kid wouldn’t love to have these in their lunchbox? Thank you for sharing these with us at Treasure Box Tuesday and for being our Blogger of the Month!

    Pinning and sharing on Facebook!

  4. avatar
    Kelly says:
    August 8, 2014

    I love a “mini” cookie! Then I can eat more than one! These look perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  5. avatar
    Jill says:
    August 9, 2014

    These are super fun for back to school lunches. Pinned!

  6. avatar
    AmieJo says:
    August 11, 2014

    These look very tasty. I have made monster cookies but it has been a long time and you have gotten me in the mood to make them again. Thanks I will have to try your recipe.

  7. avatar
    Diane Balch says:
    August 13, 2014

    Love these cookies.. just made a batch to send to my son at camp. Pinned.

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      Dana DeVolk says:
      August 13, 2014

      YAY, awesome! Let us know how he likes them, thanks so much.

  8. avatar
    August 13, 2014

    Since I munch my way through the little m&m cookie packets from Sam’s club like nobody’s business, I am clearly in need of this recipe! Thanks!

  9. avatar
    August 14, 2014

    The perfect size. The only bad part is I would tell my self they are small and keep eating .. lol

  10. avatar
    August 14, 2014

    After school, after work, snack time, breakfast time…..yeah you could eat these all day 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us!

  11. avatar
    Michal says:
    August 16, 2014

    Looks really good! thanks

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